A British doctor said that people who turn on the heating for long periods of time during sleep can lead to various damage and health problems, including insomnia and erased memories.
dr. Karan Rajan, who works with the NHS, said: “Sleeping in a cool room helps lower body temperature. This is very important as the level of melatonin – a hormone associated with sleep – increases with a decrease in body temperature.
He added: “As for turning on the heating during sleep, it raises the body temperature and activates the mind in an attempt to make the person feel cold, resulting in a lowering of melatonin levels and thus insomnia. “
In addition, Rajan noted that increasing the amount of melatonin in the body improves anti-aging, as it lowers levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) and reduces inflammation and damage in the body, which can reach the brain and cause dementia.
In addition, since a warm feeling stimulates the activity of the mind and brain, it can limit REM.
REM is a phase that occurs during the first 90 minutes of sleep, in which the eyes move rapidly in different directions.
REM is associated with areas of the brain that are essential for making and retaining memories. So this can be negatively affected if you feel extremely hot, says Rajan.
The British doctor also pointed out another benefit of sleeping in a cold room, which is to improve the metabolism.
“There is research suggesting that feeling cold can increase the amount of brown fat produced by stem cells,” he explained. These brown fats help regulate cholesterol and improve insulin sensitivity, which helps reduce insulin resistance and the risk of many diseases, including diabetes.
Rajan concluded that the heating should not be turned on during sleep to maintain the health of body, mind and memories and to ensure the quality of sleep.