Our Cool Summer Sleeping Guide

Sleeping on a hot summer’s night is easier said than done. You can kick off all the blankets and cover yourself with little more than a sheet, but there are still times when you’ll toss and turn all night. Some research suggests that this restless sleep in a hot room could be caused by a decrease in your slow-wave sleep or rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Humidity, in addition to heat, may also add to your sleep problems.

Obviously, the answer is to create a room that is cool enough to promote a good night’s sleep. One of the first things you can do is get in touch with us. As leaders in heat pump servicing in Auckland, we can ensure your device is in top shape for a long, hot summer. By making the most of your heat pump’s energy-efficient cooling capabilities, you can set a constant temperature and turn a restless night into a restful slumber.

With your heat pump working at its best, thanks to our expert service, you can set just the right temperature. As Goldilocks might say – not too cold, and not too hot, but just right! Scientific research suggests that a temperature of just over 18 degrees Celsius is about the ideal for achieving a good night’s sleep.

This specific temperature is suggested as the right one because it relates to how your body regulates its internal temperature. Without getting too scientific about it all, your internal temperature shifts during a 24-hour period; this is known as a circadian rhythm. Your body typically begins to lose warmth about the time you go to bed and continues to cool down until reaching its low point near daybreak, at around 5 a.m. When your temperature starts to drop at night, your hands and feet initially get warmer because your body is letting heat escape through them to reduce your core temperature. When your core temperature reaches the right level, the urge to sleep kicks in. But if your bedroom is too hot in summer (or too cold in winter), it may affect the drop in your body’s internal temperature and cause the disrupted sleep you often experience at this time of year.

The cooling function on your heat pump is obviously the easiest way to set and maintain the optimal temperature you need in your bedroom to get a good night’s sleep – just make sure it’s been recently serviced so it manages to keep you cool and rested all summer.

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