Sleep problems plague numerous Americans, who struggle to fulfill their daily responsibilities, thanks to daytime drowsiness and chronic fatigue. In search of relief from insomnia, Americans spend billions of dollars each year on everything from herbal remedies to massage to expensive medical treatments aimed at alleviating physical sleep disorders. Now, a new study suggests that poor sleepers could find relief by simply elevating their thermostat.

Warming the Skin

A recent Dutch study seems to suggest that warmer temperatures may help promote better sleep for people who suffer from sleep difficulties. To reach their findings, researchers asked several subjects to wear thermosuits, which were able to manipulate skin temperatures by fractions of degrees. Ultimately, they found that warmer temperatures appeared to alleviate insomnia, while also promoting deeper levels of sleep.

What if You Have Sleep Apnea?

While room temperature has been shown to impact sleep quality; it won’t have much effect on people who suffer from sleep apnea. Since breathing problems awaken them at night, sleep apneics aren’t going to find relief from gimmicks or home remedies. Instead, they need a real sleep apnea treatment that will target the source of their breathing disruptions; so they can sleep well throughout the entire night.

What’s the Best Treatment?

Some sleep apneics benefit when they receive continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP); however, many aren’t able to tolerate this treatment, due to side-effects, such as claustrophobia, pressure sores, unpleasant noises and more.

On the other hand, a growing number of people are discovering that a simple oral appliance has the ability to provide quiet, comfortable sleep apnea relief. To learn more about this effective CPAP alternative, Contact Us or call the TMJ Therapy & Sleep Center of Colorado at (303) 691-0267 to schedule your consultation..