Are you someone who regularly wakes up in the night sweating, or do you often find yourself grabbing the extra covers to get warmer? Either way, your sleep quality is directly linked to how well you can regulate your temperature during your sleep and find that perfect balance for both hot and cold sleepers.
You may be a hot sleeper if you wake up at night and your sheets are sweaty, if you often take a leg out of the covers to regulate your temperature even in the middle of winter, or if you find it challenging to fall asleep if your bed isn't cold.
You may be a cold sleeper if you can't fall asleep when your feet are cold, you wake up in the middle of the night wishing you had another blanket on, if when you wake up, the parts of your body that happen to be out of the covers are like ice to the touch.
Temperature fluctuations at night are part of your body's circadian rhythm. Your internal clock helps you to control your sleep cycle, and it's completely normal that your sleeping temperature fluctuates throughout your life.
We are constantly regulating and adapting our body temperature to suit our activity. We sweat to cool the body and perform better when we work out, and when we are relaxing, our bodies cool down. This natural cycle can be hard to manage, especially in different seasons and constantly changing weather.
The good news is that we can do something about it, and bedding choice is a significant factor. Below are a few tips and tricks for hot and cold sleepers and a quick guide on choosing the perfect bedding for a dream filled sleep.