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The Relationship Between Insomnia and Body Temperature


Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/08/2014 -- Among the many causes and noted symptoms of insomnia, it is noticeable how most of them are temperature-related. This has led to several studies that aim to dig deeper into the relationship between insomnia and body temperature.

Insomnia is more properly defined as the deficiency in quality and quantity of sleep by a person, the effects of which interfere with his or her normal functioning during the day. Essentially, it is either experienced as difficulty in falling asleep (sleep onset insomnia) or difficulty in staying asleep (sleep maintenance insomnia).

Sleep experts suggest that keeping cool during bedtime is key to getting a deeper and more restful sleep. Therefore, one should put one’s room’s thermostat to work, or invest in a more reliable air conditioning system for one’s room. However, it must be noted that, more than the room temperature, the real issue here is body temperature or, more specifically, the core temperature.

In a clinical review by Leon Lack and company, they said that “sleepiness and sleep propensity are strongly influenced by our circadian clock as indicated by many circadian rhythms, most commonly that of core body temperature”. Onset insomnia, which is the more common type of insomnia, occurs because of a delayed temperature rhythm, while maintenance insomnia has been associated with elevated core body temperature during nighttime.

The experts at the University of South Australia’s Centre for Sleep Research are in agreement, saying that “temperature regulation is a significant factor in each of the two types of insomnia.” Onset sleep insomniacs have trouble falling asleep because they have a higher core temperature just before they are supposed to go to sleep. They need to give their body enough time to lose the heat that is keeping them awake, and this process does not happen quickly, resulting to the hours and hours of lost sleep.

Clearly, adjusting the room temperature is not enough. Cooling aids for sleeping are going to play a major role, because of their proximity to the body’s core, allowing them to do their jobs better. The Polar Gel Pillow is one such cooling aid that proves to be effective in regulating the body’s core temperature, and an effective tool to combat insomnia. It makes use of advanced cooling gel technology, which easily absorbs and disperses body heat, while comfortably molding and conforming to one’s body shape.

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