Step 2 of November’s Monthly Challenge
For each itty-bitty degree you dial your thermostat down, you could save 3% on your heating bill every month, says NYT Bestselling Author and psychology-tech wizard Ramit Sethi.
That’s awesome news. What’s even cooler (pun intended)? You’ll use up fewer fossil fuels. Which is the whole point of our November Challenge.
So baby-step 2 for all you Reductionists out there who are challenging yourselves to consume less energy is to turn your heat down ONE degree below where you usually keep it.
Science proves that sleeping in a cooler room has all kinds of great health benefits, according to The Sleep Advisor.
Our body temperature naturally drops at night, signaling us to know it’s time to rest. Studies show that folks who suffer from insomnia have a higher overall body temperature at bedtime, so keeping your bedroom cool at the witching hour could cue your body to start literally chilling out.
Our bodies are also more likely to produce melatonin when we’re dozing off between 60 and 68 degrees, and melatonin is a natural wonder-drug that brings on deeper, higher-quality sleep AND fights aging. Healthy melatonin-production can also:
Give it a few days to get used to your New Normal and let me know how it's going in the comments below! Good luck!
I'm Janeen; writer, mother, wife, and full-time, radical Reductionist. I share stupid-easy tips on how to save money while reducing your impact on the environment, & I'm committed to helping others live a life of simple sustainability.
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