Better Sleep O-Tip of the Week: Adjust the Temperature

Our O-Tip of the week series we will be providing valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living. 

Statistics Canada estimates that approximately 3.5 million Canadians struggle with sleep, an important daily occupation that is vital to our physical and mental health.  Therefore, for the month of September, we will be providing some of the best OT-approved solutions to help you get a good night’s sleep. 

Attempting to sleep in an environment that is too hot or too cold can be difficult and disruptive.  Experts state that a bedroom temperature of 66 degrees F is the perfect temperature for quality sleep.  If you have a programmable thermostat schedule this in, or manually adjust the thermostat about an hour before getting into bed.