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National Sleep Foundation clashes with government on sleep

September 06, 2019 02:37 PM

The federal government set the internet on fire last month by suggesting we leave our thermostats at 82 degrees overnight. It was more about saving money than a good night's sleep.

However, what does science say is the perfect sleep temperature for your health?

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The National Sleep Foundation recommends a temperature between 60 and 67 degrees. While that may sound really cold, Dr. Joyce Lee-Iannotti from the Sleep Center at Banner University in Phoenix, Arizona says something more realistic might be 65 to 75 degrees.

Hear why by watching the video of the story.

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