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How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep With a New Thermostat

Posted 05-10-19 in Air Conditioning, Heating

Beautiful bedroom with a smart home thermostat on the wall.

Tossing and turning all night is sure to have you searching for how to get a better night’s sleep. A new thermostat could be just the solution. An old, manual thermostat stays set where it is, and a too-warm temperature at night can contribute to a night of restlessness. Dynamic temperature control with a programmable thermostat can help you sleep better by automatically cooling your home before bedtime.

How Can a Thermostat Help?

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the ideal sleeping temperature falls anywhere between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Throughout the day and as you sleep, your body temperature falls naturally, following a process called thermoregulation.

Programming a smart thermostat to lower the temperature before bedtime helps you get to sleep at a lower ambient temperature. This helps you fall asleep faster and allows you to cycle naturally through the sleep stages. A programmable thermostat can also help you wake up easier in the morning, as warmer temperatures signal the body to move into a state of alertness.

Here’s How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

  • Install a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats can be programmed to automatically lower your home’s temperature right before bedtime, so you are able to sleep the night through. A smart thermostat can also help maximize energy efficiency and save heating and cooling costs in peak seasons.
  • Sleep with the fan on. It may be an obvious solution, but fans circulate cool air and can help your body feel cooler than the actual room temperature.
  • Zone your home. With home zoning, you can have the same flexibility with your temperature as you do with your lighting by independently controlling different areas of your home according to your needs. A zoned home system can cool your bedroom at night without wasting energy cooling other rooms as well.
  • Schedule a tune-up. If your air conditioning system isn’t working as well as it used to, scheduling regular maintenance will help extend its life and work more efficiently. A precision tune-up can help you sleep soundly knowing your system is in good shape.

Interested in how a smart thermostat or home zoning can help you sleep better? Contact Coolray today! We are your Atlanta-area home comfort expert, specializing in installation, repair, and service of heating and air conditioning systems.

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