If so, how does it influence our sleep? And what can we do to improve the quality of sleep in regards to adjusting our body temperature?

  • Do you mean actual body temperature (more or less than 37°C) or environment temperature?
    – YviDe
    Nov 5 '15 at 9:41
  • @YviDe I suppose both are significant, so answers on either can be helpful.
    – nalzok
    Nov 5 '15 at 10:54

Yes. Body temperature drops at night almost 2 degrees fahrenheit.

Cranial cooling has been showing to lead to deeper sleep and help insomniacs.

Higher body temperatures during sleep are associated with depression.

As a physician, I have a seen previous studies suggesting that taking a lukewarm shower before sleeping has been shown to help people get to sleep faster [reference needed].

Anecdotally, I have patients who report that walking around without socks on the floor until their feet feel cold also report falling asleep faster.

  • So lower body tempature = better sleep?
    – Esqarrouth
    Aug 2 '16 at 18:40
  • Only to an extent. Too low of a temperature and people are unable to sleep.
    – Praxiteles
    Aug 3 '16 at 21:07

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