Sleep is just a cool spring breeze away

April 7, 2015 1:09 PM

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Sleep is just a cool spring breeze away

The Answer: There's nothing quite like the brisk spring air floating through an open window. In fact, you could even argue that it helps you sleep better -- and you'd be correct. That's because when it comes to drifting off to dreamland, our brains simply prefer to do it in cooler climates, says Natalie Dautovich, Ph.D., an environmental scholar at the National Sleep Foundation.

"Fresh air can have a cooling effect and we know that a cool bedroom environment is key to getting a good night's sleep," she told The Huffington Post. "We also know there are a lot of positive associations between fresh air and relaxation, and when we feel relaxed and comfortable in our environment...

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