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Why You Should Sleep In A Cold Bedroom

Why You Should Sleep In A Cold Bedroom

Prolonged exposure to mildly cold temperatures while sleeping may increase the amount of calorie-burning brown fat in our bodies. Unlike white fat, which stores calories, brown fat actually burns calories. Sleeping in the colder temperatures may also help produce better insulin sensitivity and better regulation of glucose. Learn more about how temperature affects the body with these videos.

Why You Should Sleep In A Cold Bedroom!

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Prolonged exposure to mildly cold temperatures while sleeping may increase the amount of calorie-burning brown fat in our bodies. 00:30

  2. Unlike white fat, which stores calories, brown fat actually burns calories. 00:54

  3. Sleeping in the colder temperatures may also help produce better insulin sensitivity and better regulation of glucose. 01:45

How Your Bedroom Temperature Can Affect Your Sleep

Turning on the AC will help your body create the processes involved in falling asleep.

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Why Does 98 Degrees Feel Hot If That's Your Body's Temperature?

It's thanks to thermoregulation.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The average internal temperature of the human body is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, or 37 degrees Celsius, though it fluctuates. 00:24

  2. Organisms such as snakes are thermoconforming, which means that they take on the temperature of their environment. 00:49

  3. When it's hot out, our bodies can't efficiently get rid of the heat that they're constantly generating. 01:14

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