Adjusting your HVAC unit for a good night’s sleep
A good night’s sleep is important to maintaining good mental and physical health. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, adjusting your HVAC unit might help you sleep a little better.
Keep Cool and Carry On
As you begin to fall asleep, your body temperature drops to conserve energy. When your bedroom is cool, your body benefits because it doesn’t have to work as hard to get cool.
Maintaining a cool temp during winter should be easy and can actually save you some money because you don’t have to crank the heat up! The best temperature is between 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit.
If the humidity in your bedroom is high, your air quality suffers and you might have more difficulty breathing. Humidity also attracts pests and can invite nasty mold growth – which can further irritate your lungs and disrupt your sleep. If the humidity is too low, though, your throat and nasal passages can become irritated.
Invest in a small humidifier or dehumidifier to put in your bedroom and adjust it to a comfortable setting.
A Breeze for the Zzz’s
Having a fan on can aid in cooling down the temperature of your bedroom. It also circulates the air in your room which can also help with your breathing. Fans also create a light hum, which may help if you’re a light sleeper.
Experiment with your thermostat, fans, humidifiers, and dehumidiers to find what works best for you. You deserve to wake up feeling refreshed in the mornings! If you need help finding a heating or cooling solution for your home, contact A-Abel today!