- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 4:20PM
There's nothing worse than a steaming hot bedroom in the middle of summer, and now even science is backing us up.
According to a new study by Dr Christopher Winter, Medical Director at Charlottesville Neurology & Sleep Medicine, our bedroom temperatures can affect more than just our chances of getting a good nights' sleep.
Dr Winter says our bedrooms should be kept between 15 to 19 degrees.
Anything warmer and your body will stop releasing melatonin - which not only regulates sleep but is also one of the body's best anti-aging hormones.
Furthermore, as your body temperature drops the stress hormone cortisol will also decrease, which in turn helps us lose weight.
So if you're keen to shed a few pounds, get that cold air flowing in your bedroom!