New research reveals the perfect bedroom temperature for a blissfully deep and restorative sleep

Thermometers at the ready...

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We’re living in a time where good sleep is hard to come by. Collective anxiety levels are at an all-time high, the current state of the world makes relaxation all that bit trickier and as many of us are still working from home, we’re finding it harder and harder to switch off and separate work issues from our usually tranquil home lives.

If you’re struggling to get a blissfully deep and restorative sleep and if you’ve already tried baths, relaxing candles, good wine and the best pillows, maybe this latest study is just what you need in your life.

The scientific research conducted by eco-friendly bedding brand, Snug, reveals the winning formula for the perfect night's sleep, and the good news is it’s super easy to follow.

After studying five years worth of research, Snug’s sleep scientists have come up with a 5-step formula for ultimate sleep satisfaction, here’s what they recommend…

The five secrets to a blissful nights sleep

• Temperature
Your bedroom should be 17 degrees to be exact! This will help keep your body at the premium temperature to provide good, deep sleep.

• Timing
Eight hours of rest each evening is the optimum amount needed to reset the body after a day’s activity.

• Taste
Your taste-buds need a break before bed so your final meal should be at least three hours before you climb into bed, while your last cup of coffee should be a massive 10 hours before!

• Tog
According to Snug, bedding should be seasonal so try a 4.5 tog duvet during summer months and opt for 13.5 togs for winter.

• Technology
Putting your phone away before climbing into bed sounds simple enough but it’s easier said than done when you’ve fallen down an Instagram hole. Ideally, screen time should be limited to 90-minutes before bed, then, paired with the other four points, you should be having the best sleep of your life!

Lydia Swinscoe
Travel writer & editor

Lydia is a travel writer and solo travel expert, based mostly in London. Her work has been published in print and online for the likes of Condé Nast Traveler, The Guardian, BBC Travel, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Marie Claire, Oh magazine, Town&Country, and woman&home.