Every space is different. Every BODY is different. Since temperatures can have a direct impact on our health, mood, productivity and energy, many are on the search for that magic number. Whether you’re trying to find the best temperature for sleeping, working or exercising, the biggest challenge is to find one that works for everyone in the room.
You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers.
What Is the Best Temperature to Sleep?
Some research shows that sleeping temperature has a bigger impact on getting a good night’s sleep over light and time. Because core body temperatures drop during sleep, experts suggest people should set their thermostat a few degrees lower than during the day.
For optimal sleep, the recommended bedroom temperature should be between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Sleep.org suggests that toddlers or babies may need the thermostat a little higher: between 65 and 70 degrees.
What Is the Best Temperature in Winter vs Summer?
Want to maximize comfort levels and energy savings throughout the entire year? Remember to adjust your programmable thermostat seasonally. During the winter months, you may find the furnace will keep you comfortably warm at 68 degrees. Yet in the summer months, a steady 75 degrees for your air conditioner may do the trick. To save money, the key is to make use of the “away/vacation” feature on your thermostat at night or when the space is empty.
Energy.gov tells us that you can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply adjusting temperatures 7°-10°F (down in winter, up in summer) for 8 hours a day from its normal setting.
It’s important to note that indoor humidity plays a role in comfort levels as well.
What Is the Best Temperature to Exercise?
When it comes to the ideal temperature for your home gym, recommendations are simple. Too cold and your muscles won’t get warm enough through the workout, which could lead to injury; too hot and you’ll be sweating profusely leading to dehydration and possibly overheating.
The American College of Sports Medicine suggests that the appropriate temperature, humidity and air circulation levels should be maintained between 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit; the International Fitness Association (IFA) suggests a range of 65 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit for cardio or weight training (80 degrees for yoga).
What Is the Best Temperature for the Office?
Looking for the ideal office temperature? It can be challenging to find that one agreeable degree for everyone to feel comfortable…and productive; a difference of a few degrees can have a big impact on how focused employees are during their work day. Much earlier research recommended to keep office temperatures as low as 70 and high as 73 degrees Fahrenheit. Yet it turns out that climate control in the 1960s was based on a temperature that’s comfortable to the average man.
Newer research suggests 71.5 degrees is the magic number for both genders. But it all depends on how the building is designed (and who’s in it). Windows create a lot of sunlight that can make a room feel warmer, while higher ceilings may end up with poor air distribution meaning HVACs have to work harder.
What Is the Best Temperature for Men vs Women?
Ahh, the never-ending battle over the best temperature. Whether you’re at home or at the office, you’ve probably been met with someone who likes it too hot and someone who likes it too cold. Research tells us there’s a reason that women are always freezing; they have a significantly lower metabolic rate than men.
Since women typically produce less body heat than men, they need their space 5.4F warmer (women: roughly 77 degrees Fahrenheit, men: 72 degrees) to feel comfortable and productive.
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