Doctors: Fresh Air Helps You Sleep

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The brisk spring air floating through your bedroom window could be just what you need to get a good night’s rest.

Doctors say that’s because our brains prefer to sleep in cooler climates.

The fresh air can have a cooling effect, which can make you feel relaxed and comfortable, that in turn can make you feel sleepy.

A slight drop in your body temperature when you hit the sack can signal to your brain that it’s time to sleep.

An open window helps a lot.

If you can’t sleep with an open window, for example if you live in a noisy environment or if you’re sensitive to allergens like pollen, a white noise machine or ear plugs can help.

Experts add changes in season can affect your sleep, so it’s best to keep your bedroom at a consistent and comfortable temperature, somewhere between 60 and 68 degrees.

Other tips for a good night sleep include taking a hot shower or bath before bed, setting a routine bed time, not going to bed hungry and keeping the cell phone or tablet out of the bedroom.

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