Is Your Bedroom Temperature Causing You to Lose Sleep?

Sleep difficulties affect countless people, who struggle to meet daily expectations, thanks to chronic fatigue and daytime drowsiness. Desperate for help, Americans spend heavily on all sorts of remedies, such as acupuncture, massage, sleeping pills and pricey medical treatments aimed at curing physical disorders. That said, new research indicates that many insomniacs could find relief by increasing the temperatures in their bedrooms.

Warmer Skin

A Dutch study appears to indicate that people who suffer from sleeping problems may be able escape their insomnia by elevating their thermostats. In conducting their study, researchers asked a group of participants to wear so-called thermosuits, which increased their skin temperatures by just fractions of degrees. In the end, they discovered that warmer skin temperatures seemed to promote deeper, sounder sleep.

Will it Work for Sleep Apneics?

This study may prove beneficial to ordinary people who owe their sleeping difficulties to caffeine-consumption and other bad habits which promote insomnia. That said, although higher room temperatures may improve sleep quality for some people; they won’t help people who owe their sleep problems to sleep apnea. Because breathing difficulties keep them up at night, sleep apneics won’t benefit from tricks or home remedies. Instead, they need a realistic treatment for sleep apnea that targets the actual cause of their problem.

The Best Option

Some people rely on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to relieve their sleep apnea; however, a large number of sufferers simply cannot tolerate this treatment, thanks to side-effects, such as unpleasant noises, pressure sores, claustrophobia and more.

Contrarily, numerous sleep apneics have found that a simple oral appliance can provide comfortable, noiseless sleep apnea relief. To learn more about this effective alternative to CPAP, contact Dr. Siegel’s office today.