Whether you like to bundle up with several layers of blankets or sleep on a bare mattress exposed to the elements, there's no one right way to sleep. But if you're trying to maintain a healthy weight, there might be: research shows that sleeping in a cold room could help boost your metabolism and make you burn more calories, even during the day.
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Why You Should Sleep in a Cold Bedroom
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Prolonged exposure to mildly cold temperatures while sleeping may increase the amount of calorie-burning brown fat in our bodies. 00:30
Unlike white fat, which stores calories, brown fat actually burns calories. 00:54
Sleeping in the colder temperatures may also help produce better insulin sensitivity and better regulation of glucose. 01:45
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