Temperature and Dreams – Is There a Correlation?

The average person spends roughly 26 years of their life sleeping. In addition, we also spend about 7 years trying to fall asleep. That’s 33 years or 12,045 days spent in bed. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average person dreams four to six times per night. That’s over 45,000 dreams in one lifetime. With so much of our lives spent sleeping, it is important that we have pleasant dreams. Good dreams lead to better sleep. They have even been proven to enhance creativity and problem-solving skills.

Dreams can leave you feeling a variety of emotions. They can feel gleeful, upsetting, anxiety-provoking, and exciting- they can even feel so neutral that you can’t differentiate between the dream and your reality. It has been speculated by Sleep Scientists for years whether or not your physical sleeping environment can impact the subject of your dreams.  So, we must ask ourselves, temperature and dreams, is there a correlation?

According to Wayne Ross, a sleep researcher with InsideBedroom, “The ideal temperature -for most people- for optimal sleep is 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit and 40 percent to 60 percent humidity.”

Heat can have powerful impacts on our bodies- especially when we are sleeping. Extreme heat can force a bodily response similar to that of a response to mental anxiety. Research shows that an “overheated” brain can affect the cognitive process which leads to unusual dreams, commonly referred to as fever dreams. A drastic increase in body heat can also interrupt REM sleep which can lead to unusual dreams as well as sleep disorders like insomnia. This shows us that there is a correlation between temperature and dreams.

A group of Swiss neuroscientists recently used laboratory mice to conduct a study on if temperature changes affect the quality of sleep, highlighting that the brain prioritizes temperature and comfort over dreaming. Through their research, they concluded that the mice were more likely to fall into a deep REM sleep when their surrounding environment was thermoregulated. In a REM sleep cycle, you are more likely to dream and wake up feeling well-rested.

The Swiss study also confirms that if our bodies are too hot, we may not dream at all as a way for our bodies to preserve energy. This shows a correlation between temperature and dreams. These findings also prove that a pleasant temperature could expedite healthier dreaming patterns.

Not only does sleeping cool lead to regulated body temperature and dreams but it also has benefits like reducing insomnia and increasing melatonin production that makes you fall asleep faster.

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