A new study from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia, found that the temperature of your room when you sleep can impact your metabolism, The Huffington Post reports.

Scientists have long known that sleeping in a cool room can help you get a more peaceful snooze. But now new research suggests there’s another big benefit — it just may boost your metabolism.

Researchers have found that cool temperatures can stimulate the growth of brown fat, a special kind of fat that burns energy, in your body — which may boost your metabolic health and may protect against obesity and diabetes.

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