A cooler bedroom may increase your metabolism, researcher say

July 29, 2014 2:33 PM

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Turning the temperature down in the bedroom overnight could lead to metabolic benefits, a new study has found. Researchers noted that sleeping in a cooler environment could help to expand brown fat tissue mass along with activity, leading to better disposal of glucose and other metabolic benefits.

According to researchers, mild and prolonged exposure to the cold, as is often seen in climate-controlled buildings, is optimal for broadening brown adipose tissue mass and activity. Being exposed to warmer temperatures could suppress this tissue.

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