Hugh: Apparently, We Should be Sleeping With the Door Open
Written by Hugh Campbell on July 6, 2023
Do you sleep with the bedroom door open or closed? Whatever your preference, I’m willing to bet that you’ve been sticking with that choice for a while and will continue to do the same. If you’re like 60% of the population and sleep with the door closed, it’s probably related to a feeling of comfort or security. If you prefer the door stays open at least a little bit, well there’s certainly a lot of people that feel that way too, but which is better? According to research, there are some benefits to sleeping with the door open. Most importantly, those with open doors report better and longer sleep than their counterparts. The difference is due to air circulation, as leaving the door open helps regulate the temperature of the room, keeping it a few degrees cooler. The ideal bedroom temperature is between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius, which makes it easier for the average person to fall asleep and it also reduces interruptions from people who suffer from night sweats, menopause, or people who are generally uncomfortable when warm. The increased air flow that comes along with an open door can also benefit rooms that tend to get stuffy or have poor ventilation, and any extra natural light flowing into the room in the morning is also nice.