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What’s the best temperature for sleeping?

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Recommending a specific range is difficult because what is comfortable for one person isn’t for another. While a typical recommendation is to keep the room between 65 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit, experts advise setting the temperature at a comfortable level, whatever that means to the sleeper.

There are other strategies for creating ideal sleeping conditions, too. Experts from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, for instance, advise thinking of a bedroom as a cave: It should cool, quiet, and dark. (Bats follow this logic and are champion sleepers, getting in 16 hours a day.) Be wary of memory foam pillows, which feel good because they conform closely to your body shape but may make you too hot. And put socks on your feet, as cold feet, in particular, can be very disruptive to sleep.

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