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What is the Best Air Conditioner Temperature for Sleeping?

Published by Luke Weiden

Do you have a hard time sleeping at night? Do you wake up feeling groggy or sluggish? Up to 70 million Americans struggle with sleep in some way.

However, air conditioning may be able to help through the summer months. Lowering the air conditioning at night can encourage healthy sleep for a better day when you wake up in the morning.

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Recommended AC Temperature for Sleeping

The Sleep Foundation says 65° is the best temperature for sleeping. However, if you prefer a slightly warmer or cooler room, that’s okay, too. The recommended range is 60–68°, so there is some wiggle room.

Recommended Temperatures for Infants

Because babies’ bodies are so small and still developing, they can benefit from a slightly warmer bedroom than adults. This range is around 68–69°. Rooms that are too warm may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), so be careful about that.

Sleep Temperature for the Elderly

As we age and our bodies change, we become more sensitive to room temperature. Therefore, many older people prefer a warmer bedroom for the best sleep. Seniors can generally safely sleep in 65–78° rooms, but temperatures higher than that may cause heat distress.

Keep a Regular Sleep Schedule

In addition to finding and keeping the ideal sleep temperature in the summer, a sleep schedule is crucial for good sleep. Once your circadian rhythm is off, you have to retrain it by going to bed at a certain time each night. This will help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and have healthy REM sleep.

To learn more about ideal temperatures or installing a programmable thermostat, contact Deljo Heating & Cooling. Reach out online or call today to regain control of your nighttime comfort.