With all the advances in sleep science, one-third of adults still don’t get enough sleep at night. Adults between the ages of 18 to 60 need seven hours per night to maintain health and wellness. Controlling your sleeping space can promote better sleep for families, guests and pets. Summer temperatures in Northbrook, Illinois, can fluctuate greatly and disrupt sleep. Here are four ways to enjoy the best sleep of your life:
Manage Temperature Settings
An optimal bedroom sleeping temperature is around 65 degrees; although, everyone is different. You can use a programmable thermostat to lower temperatures at night automatically. Reprogram it as you experiment to find the most optimum settings.
Upgrade Your HVAC System
If your system is outdated, it may be affecting sleep patterns. When your air conditioner isn’t cooling your bedroom at night, you may find yourself tossing and turning frequently. Consider upgrading to a more efficient HVAC system for better nighttime climate control.
Breathe Easier With an Air Purifier
A hot bedroom can keep you up at night. Poor indoor air quality can also keep you tossing and turning. Airborne toxins and other particles can lead to allergies and other health problems too. Air purifiers and cleaners will freshen and sanitize the air in every room of your house.
Turn Off Devices Before Bed
Do you habitually use your smartphone minutes before trying to sleep? Smartphones emit a blue light that your brain interprets as daylight. The blue light suppresses the production of melatonin, a hormone that affects your circadian rhythm. To sleep get a healthier night of sleep, turn off or hide your smartphone at least one hour before bedtime. Consider also dimming the light in your home to set the bedtime mood.
Understanding how temperature and indoor air quality affect sleep is a first step toward getting the best sleep of your life. Contact Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning at 847-272-5836 to learn more about how our systems and services can help.
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