Temperature and sleep

Nicol, Fergus (2019) Temperature and sleep. Energy & Buildings, 204 (109516). pp. 1-5. ISSN 0378-7788

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Expert guidance in the UK suggests a limit the temperatures in bedrooms to of 26oC or less to avoid overheating. This short paper looks at the temperatures in bedrooms and uses data from comfort surveys combined with models which link comfort to the thermal environment. Evidence is given that people sleep comfortably where temperatures are 29 - 31oC in their personal space within the bed and they use bedclothes to allow them to attain these temperatures. The effect of the use of a mattress and the adaptive opportunities afforded by the bedclothes and sleepwear are briefly explored as are methods used in hot climates to offset high bedroom temperatures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: temperature; sleep quality; comfort; bedclothes and sleepwear; energy
Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 690 Buildings
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 720 Architecture
Department: The School of Art, Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2020 12:21
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2020 12:21
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/5422


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