NEW YORK (CNN) – The brisk spring air floating through your bedroom window could be just what you need to get a good night’s rest. Doctors say that’s because our brains prefer to sleep in cooler climates.
The fresh air can have a cooling effect, which can make you feel relaxed and comfortable, that in turn can make you feel sleepy. A slight drop in your body temperature when you hit the sack can signal to your brain that it’s time to sleep.
An open window helps a lot. If you can’t sleep with an open window, for example if you live in a noisy environment or if you’re sensitive to allergens like pollen, a white noise machine or ear plugs can help.
Experts add, changes in season can affect your sleep, so it’s best to keep your bedroom at a consistent and comfortable temperature; somewhere between 60-and 68-degrees.
Other tips for a good night sleep include taking a hot shower or bath before bed, set a routine bed time, don’t go to bed hungry, and keep the cell phone or tablet out of the bedroom.