Bedroom Temperature and Sleeping Quality
Poor sleeping quality will affect the concentration, reaction and memory ability, and decrease the cognitive abilities such as memory, learning, the ability of expressing complex language, and the capability to make decision firmly. There are some possible causes such as concern about wakefulness, temporary, anxiety or depression, sleep apnea, other illnesses, illuminant, noises and other stimulants etc. Experts agree the temperature of sleeping area and how comfortable people feels in it affect how well and how long they snooze. Many researchers suggest body temperature has connection with the amount of deep sleep an individual gets during the night. However, most of the studies discussed temperature and sleeping quality are conducted in American or European area, however, the situation at tropical area (such as Taiwan) has not been discussed. Therefore, this study set up an experiment performed by Actigraphy to explore the relationships between sleeping quality and bedroom temperature in Taiwan.
Keywordssleeping quality bedroom temperature sleeping disorder
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