Did you know that you can adjust your HVAC for a better night’s sleep? The quality of your sleep can have an effect on your mental processing, ability to focus, and general productivity. Not to mention, how much and how well you sleep can affect your metabolism, immune function, and mood. A great night’s sleep is dependent on how comfortable you are and the temperature in your bedroom could have a major role in how well you sleep. Follow these tips to adjust your HVAC for a better night’s sleep.
Turn the thermostat down. When our bodies go into a relaxation state, our body temperature tends to drop. That means it will be more comfortable when the thermostat is turned down. Turn your thermostat down about 45 minutes before you want to fall asleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the ideal temperature for your bedroom should be around 60 to 67 degrees, depending on your personal preference. There is another benefit to this, especially during the winter. Maintaining this temperature can help you have money on heating bills. During hot summer nights, use fans to keep the temperature in your bedroom down and also leads us to our next tip.
Create a breeze. Fans are the best for this. It will contribute to relaxation and keeps the air circulating which keeps air fresh in your bedroom. Fresh air makes breathing easier. When we are sleeping and have trouble breathing, it will hinder our ability to get a good night’s rest. Fans also create a tranquilizing sound that will help you relax and sleep. Who doesn’t like breezy air, anyway?
Humidity control. Use a digital hygrometer to measure the humidity level in your bedroom because you want it just right. Bedrooms that are too high in humidity feel muggy, making it harder to breathe. Furthermore, humid rooms attract more insects and may even have mold growth. This is detrimental to your respiratory system and health. However, if a bedroom is too dry, it will make your skin, throat, and nasal passages cracked and scratchy. This can also lead to stuffy noses and headaches. The humidity level in your bedroom should be between 40 and 50 percent. This also depends on your body’s personal preference. Use a small humidifier or dehumidifier to control the humidity in your bedroom for optimal sleep. In dryer climates such as Colorado, a humidifier is often needed for humidity control.
Getting plenty of quality sleep is crucial for good health and many people don’t feel as if they get enough of it. Try these simple tricks and see how your sleep changes for the better.
If you need help tweaking, repairing, or installing your HVAC system, contact us today. Call DNI Heating at: (303) 772-2490 to service areas in Longmont, Boulder, and Denver or dial (970) 667-7757 for Loveland, Fort Collins, and Greeley areas. We are a family owned and operated company that has built a reputation for honest, dependable service.