Why your heater might be bad for your winter sleep

Do you sleep with the heat on? If you answered yes, you could be damaging your quality of sleep.

With colder temperatures outside it can be tempting to keep the central heating on during the night - but new research has found it can lead to a restless night's sleep as our bodies can overheat much more quickly. As well as affecting your sleep quality, it can also cause our skin to appear dry, red and itchy the following morning.

WHY HOT ROOMS DISTURB OUR SLEEP QUALITY

To be able to fall asleep our core body temperature needs to drop. If the room is too hot we will struggle to fall asleep and our bodies have to work even harder to regulate our body temperature during the night. As a result wakefulness increase and sleeping time decrease, in particular our deep sleep phases are disturbed. These slow wave sleep phases are vital for a restorative sleep and the difference between waking up tired or energized the next morning.

Studies show that people suffering from insomnia have elevated body temperatures when going to bed which makes it more difficult for them to fall asleep. As their bodies need more time to release the excess heat, they stay awake longer.

If the room temperature is too high we can also overheat during the night causing us to start to sweat. Being hot and cold at night is really detrimental to our sleep quality, by keeping the best temperature for sleep we can sleep deeper and longer.

WHAT CAN WE DO TO IMPROVE OUR WINTER SLEEP?

We should keep our bedrooms cool, ideally below below 18°c / 64.5°F. It’s fine to heat up the rest of our home but the bedroom should remain a cool zone. To avoid getting cold use a warmer duvet and a thermal pyjamas to ensure that you stay warm without overheating.

To fall asleep faster we can also take a warm shower or warm bath before going to bed, this causes our body temperature to rise and then fall rapidly making you sleepy.

If our hands or feet are cold we can fall asleep faster by warming them up before going to bed. Cold hands/ feet prevent our core temperature from dropping and as a result we struggle to fall asleep.

HOW YOU CAN SLEEP BETTER WITH DAGSMEJAN’S MERINO PYJAMAS

The best warm pyjamas should keep you warm without overheating. Dagsmejan’s merino sleepwear work on 4 levels to ensure that you

1. STAY WARM, DON'T OVERHEAT

You need not to worry about being hot and cold and night with Dagmejan’s merino pyjamas as they offer the same warmth as other fabrics up to 50% heavier whilst being 4x more breathable than cotton. The natural crimp of the merino wool fibre trap air pockets that work as natural insulator. If you get warm and sweaty the moisture will evaporative through the fibre keep us cool and dry.

2. LUXURY MOISTURE REGULATION

Dagsmejan’s thermal pyjamas work on two levels: evaporative cooling to ensure we don’t overheat plus moisture wicking to keep us dry. Merino wool can absorb up to 35% of it’s weight in moisture without feeling wet, whilst synthetic materials feel wet already after only 7%. Merino wool pajamas keeps fresh longer than the ones made from cotton or synthetic materials as it’s naturally anti-bacterial.

3. SUPREME FIT AND COMFORT

A winter pyjamas should keep heat in so that you don’t get cold. That’s why Dagsmejan’s merino wool pajamas feature cuffs and hems keeping warmth in and over thumb sleeves that help to warm up your wrists and hands you can enjoy supreme night comfort.

4. SUPER SOFT TOUCH

Enjoy the super soft touch of Dagsmejan’s warm pyjamas, twice as soft as cotton you don’t have to worry about itchiness or coarse fabrics.

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