Why we feel cold after sleeping

TEMPERATURE REGULATION & SLEEP

You may already be aware that sleep has a major impact on your health, energy level and performance. But did you know that maintaining the optimal sleeping temperature determines how well we sleep?

In particular, our deep sleep and REM sleep are negatively influenced by temperature fluctuations, which means that we have a lower quality of sleep or, in the worst case, wake up during the night.

Up to 40% suffer from being too warm or too cold at night, which is highlighted in numerous studies as the most disturbing element of a good sleep.

About a third of people tend to feel too warm and sweaty at night, about a quarter have a tendency to freeze at night, and the rest are sometimes hot and cold at night.

Many people feel hot at night and cold during the day. When we fall asleep, our temperature pattern changes, our core temperature drops, and our skin temperature rises. We are more prone to temperature changes during sleep than when we are awake.

When we get cold at night, our bodies start shaking, our muscles contract to retain heat. However, the result is restless sleep.

When we get hot at night, the body tries as a natural reaction to lower our temperature with the help of sweat.

Did you know that our body is made up of 60% water? We have more than 4 million sweat glands that help us lower our temperature. We actually sweat all the time, even when we're not active, even in colder environments. On average, we sweat out around 0.4 liters of water every night.

Sweating during sleep is completely natural, and we do not want to counteract this central thermoregulatory function of the body, but rather to ensure that it does not impair the quality of our sleep. By maintaining the optimal sleeping temperature and making sure we are using the best night sweat pajamas, we can sleep deeper longer.

For the best possible sleep, we have to stay in the ideal climatic comfort zone all night. By helping the body to release excess heat and moisture, we can regulate temperature changes that disrupt our sleep. There are also some changes we can make to our lifestyle that can help us maintain the optimal sleeping temperature:

  1. to eat and drink: Foods that are difficult to digest, such as high-fat or high-protein foods, can make us sweat at night, so it's best to avoid them. This includes red meat and fried foods. Alcohol can seem like a good sleep aid, but it is linked to night sweats as well as poor quality sleep. Reducing alcohol consumption in the evening can help reduce night sweats.
  2. Smoking resp. Secondhand smoke can increase night sweats.
  3. Choose the right time to exercise: Exercise is good for the quality of our sleep, but avoiding intense exercise shortly before sleep as it increases our body temperature.
  4. Provide coolant. If you get warm at night, you can keep a glass of ice water next to your bed or keep a cold towel handy for immediate cooling in case you wake up overheated.
  5. Cool down your bedroom: Inhaling cold air supports our sleep as it helps to lower our core body temperature. Keeping our bedrooms below 18C will also help us reduce night sweats.
  6. If you beforetaking a warm bath at bedtime, your body temperature rises briefly and then drops quickly, which makes you sleepy. A warm bath also stimulates the release of hormones, which makes you relaxed and calm.
  7. If you If you have cold feet, you cannot fall asleep. That means you should warm them up before going to bed, be it by a foot bath or by wearing sleeping socks. When our hands and / or feet are too cold, our core temperature doesn't drop, preventing us from falling asleep.
  8. Temperature regulating pajamas: With a breathable pajama that combines evaporative cooling with moisture transport, you can keep the optimal sleeping temperature and avoid getting wet if you start to sweat while sleeping.

Dr. Marco Fritz-Naville knows how important it is to keep the best temperature for sleep;

"In particular, temperature fluctuations and night sweats can impair the quality of sleep. If we are in the ideal climatic comfort zone, we can sleep deeper and longer. Dagsmejan's temperature-regulating sleepwear can therefore be of great help in maintaining the optimal sleeping temperature.

We may not be aware of the difference temperature-regulating pajamas can make on how well we sleep. The first layer, which is closest to our skin, can be decisive for whether we can enjoy a really restful sleep or whether we toss and turn because we are too hot and cold.

4 factors are particularly important to keep in mind:

  1. Temperature regulation: Wear breathable pajamas so that excess heat can be quickly released without feeling cold.
  2. Moisture management: The best night sweat pajamas work with the body's natural thermoregulatory process. First of all you have to allow evaporative cooling, i.e. part of the sweat is stored in the fiber so that our body is cooled when it evaporates. Second, the pajamas should wick away excess moisture to keep us dry and comfortable.
  3. Fit and comfort: We move 40 times every night, so it is important that our nightwear moves with us and does not twist around us. The most comfortable pajamas should feel like a second skin and offer lightweight comfort without any irritation.
  4. Super soft touch: Our blood flow increases during sleep, which means that we are more sensitive to touch than during the day. This means that the softest pajamas are also the ones that help us sleep the best.

The Dagsmejan Balance collection was developed to help us maintain the ideal sleeping temperature and thus offer the best possible quality of sleep. By combining the finest natural fibers with patented textile technology, it has been scientifically proven that this collection increases your sleeping comfort.

Katharina Geiger, Sleep Coach from Augsburg, has tested Dagsmejan and describes why this is now the only sleepwear for her:

"As a sleeper coach, I strongly recommend Dagsmejan products to all my customers. For a good and restful sleep, it is important to maintain the optimal body temperature throughout the night. With Dagsmejan sleepwear, the body can keep the temperature perfectly during the night I and my customers are able to sleep better with it and start the day more relaxed and more productive. In addition, the sleeping clothes just feel perfect on the skin. "

Dagsmejan's balance collection is 6x more breathable than cotton and 4x better in moisture management, which makes them the best pajamas for night sweats. As the temperature rises, it helps to keep the sleeping temperature 1 ° C lower than cotton so you don't get too hot at night.

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Written by Catarina Dahlin