By Morgan Mandriota, June 16, 2023
Alex Dimitriu, MD, is double board certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine and the founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine. Below, he shares expert tips on how to sleep better year-round, especially this summer.
Q: Everybody has different habits and preferences. What are the ideal, evidence-backed temperature and lighting settings for optimal sleep health?
A: Sleep loves a cave, so think cool, dark, and quiet. A drop in body temperature at night helps increase deep sleep, so set the thermostat low.
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