Does HVAC Effect My Sleep?
The last thing you want to hinder the quality of sleep you get is your HVAC system. A vital component to the comfort of your home. If your HVAC system needs a repair or is not functioning properly it could disrupt your sleep. Follow the tips below to get a good and healthy night sleep.
Sleep Well Tonight
Indoor Air Quality
Good indoor air quality keeps the residents inside your home healthy. Without proper ventilation and air quality control, polluted air will get trapped inside. Dust, debris, pet dander, particles, and toxic cleaning supply chemicals all affect the quality of air inside your home. Poor air quality can cause serious health problems. It can induce allergies and asthma for residents who have those conditions. More serious health effects like cancer and other diseases can arise as well. If poor indoor air quality goes on too long you can experience breathing issues in your sleep which will wake you. As these health issues disrupt your sleep, you create poor sleeping habits.
Reduce the amount of toxic particles inside your home to eliminate poor air quality. There are multiple ways to reduce poor air quality on your own.
- Open doors/windows to let the polluted air escape.
- Install air purifier in certain rooms.
- Use kitchen fan when cooking.
- Use non-toxic house cleaners.
- Change air filter.
- Vacuum hardwood floors, don’t sweep.
- Get pets groomed.
If the quality of air does not increase call your local HVAC company to get your system serviced. A serviceman is knowledgeable to detect repairs and necessary maintenance a homeowner won’t know about their system. A serviceman will also be able to do the following.
- Clean air ducts
- Check for mold throughout the system.
- Install ventilation.
- Check filters.
Humidity too high or too low can create poor sleeping conditions. High humidity can create mold growth which has long-term effects on your health and sleeping patterns. Low humidity can have a more direct effect on your health. If you are sleeping in a low humidity environment you can wake up with a dry and itchy throat and skin. The recommended humidity level inside your home should be from 40 to 50 percent. Get a humidifier or dehumidifier to help regulate humidity in certain rooms of your house.
Find the right temperature range when you sleep at night. If you are too hot or too cold while you sleep, you might experience disturbed sleep. This may take some trial and error to find the perfect sleep temperature for you to ensure a restful night of sleep.
Today with new technology and programmable thermostats it is easy to set the temperature throughout the night.