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Sleep and Temperature

31.10.2023 13:40 Facts about sleep

Reading: 5 minutes

In short - What is Sleep?

Sleep is fundamental to the existence of all organisms on Earth, including humans. The differences between us and other members of the animal kingdom lie primarily in the duration and patterns of our sleep. For humans, it's 8 hours a day - a one-third of our lives - that significantly influences the remaining two-thirds.

The quality of our sleep affects our day, and in turn, our daily activities impact how well we sleep. It is a cycle that we should pay attention to. Sleep, despite not appearing so at first glance, is an active process during which our bodies process information from previous days, storing it in long-term memory, secrete the necessary hormones for our functioning, rest after both physical and mental activities, restore tissues, and replenish energy. Given these vital functions, it is important to prioritize and ensure optimal sleep conditions for our overall well-being.

How does temperature affect sleep quality?

Body temperature plays a crucial role in quality sleep.

Typically, our body temperature drops during sleep compared to daytime levels. This is part of the body's effort to maintain homeostasis, or a stable internal environment, for optimal functioning. While slight temperature variations (around 1-2°C) support physical activities, higher temperatures aid the immune system in fighting off infections, and lower temperatures promote sleep and its associated processes.

Maintaining this balance can be challenging in warm rooms, especially during summer months.  The body needs to burn more energy to cool down, leading to inadequate progression through sleep stages due to lack of required energy.

"Your biological circadian rhythm coordinates a drop in core body temperature as it gets dark, and it reaches its lowest two hours after sleep onset." (M. Walker)

Lowering your body temperature can help support your biological clock, aiding faster sleep onset and facilitating entry into the initial NREM phase to maximize the effectiveness of your time spent in bed. (For more information on alternation between NREM and REM stages click here)

How does the COOLER Protector Work?

The COOLER mattress protector functions by drawing heat away from the body rather than actively cooling it. It works effectively when there is excess body heat to remove, creating a sensation of coolness. Put simply, if your hands are cold and you touch the COOLER, you will not feel its effect because there is not excess heat to dissipate through the pores in its structure. However, if your temperature rises and you start to sweat, the heat will automatically be dissipated.

Sleeping with the COOLER protector offers several advantages:

  • Reduced nighttime awakenings in warm weather, preventing interruptions in sleep cycle and promoting longer periods of deep and light sleep.
  • Faster sleep onset, minimizing restless tossing and turning caused by overheating.
  • Support for your circadian rhythm.
  • Protection for your mattress against rapid wear and tear, extending its lifespan and simplifying bed maintenance as the protector is easier to clean than the entire mattress.
  • Permanent functionality; there's no need to recharge the protector regularly, it can be washed.

To explore firsthand experiences with the COOLER protector, visit the reviews section of our website. You can purchase it directly from our online store as a Cooler protector or Cooler pillow.