Troubled sleep can be caused by any number of reasons. Medical issues aside, you'd be surprised how much your home's atmosphere can affect how well you sleep. Here are a few tips to help you sleep better in your North Chesterfield, Virginia, home:
Check the Air Quality
Air quality is quite often the culprit of a poor night's sleep. If you have sensitive lungs, you may experience allergy-like symptoms when you lie down if your air quality is poor.
To improve your home's air quality, clean and dust regularly. Also, wash your linens on at least a weekly basis. Bed sheets are the perfect environment for pesky dust mites, which can lead to discomfort and poor sleep. An air purifier may also help by removing unwanted pollutants and debris from your air more thoroughly than a standard HVAC filter.
Find the Perfect Temperature
Maintaining a comfortable temperature is vital when we sleep. You generate a lot of heat when sleeping, especially if you like to snuggle in layers of blankets. Turn your thermostat down at night to see if that helps improve restless sleep. If you find yourself sweating in the middle of the night or struggling to sleep due to discomfort, adjust the temperature. In the winter, aim for an efficient setting of 68 degrees or lower.
Many things can affect the humidity levels in your home. If your humidity is too low, you may wake up with a scratchy throat or irritated sinuses. Conversely, high humidity will make your home feel stuffier and create the perfect breeding ground for unwanted biological growth that can trigger allergies.
Use a humidifier in the winter and a dehumidifier in the summer to regulate the humidity in your home. By doing so, you'll improve your indoor air quality and how comfortable you feel at home.
The experts at Air Excellence, Inc. can help you with all your climate control needs so you can get a great night's rest. Give us a call at 804-885-3888 to set up a consultation today.
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