I have dealt with chronic pain for most of my life. I was in a car accident when I was young, and my injuries didn’t really manifest themselves until my young adulthood. Since I wasn’t aware that I had back injuries when I was younger, I wasn’t as careful as I should have been playing sports and lifting weights. Since I am not a fan of prescription painkillers, I have many other methods of managing my back pain, such as stretches, breathwork, and a few holistic topical remedies. One thing I noticed, however, was that if it was too hot in my room, my back pain would be more noticeable, sometimes making it so I couldn’t sleep. I found myself getting up often in the night to adjust my thermostat, which would keep me up late at night, and prevent me from getting an adequate amount of rest. One morning, after a painful, sleepless night, I called my HVAC provider to come inspect my system. The HVAC company was able to send a technician to my house quickly, and he discovered that I had a faulty thermostat.A new thermostat was the solution to my fluctuating temperature. I decided to upgrade to a smart thermostat, so that if I needed to adjust the thermostat, I could simply open the app on my phone and adjust it from there. However, since I replaced my thermostat, I haven’t had to adjust the temperature in my home nearly as much. The consistent temperature of my air conditioner has let me sleep comfortably through the night, without being bothered by my back pain.