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HVAC Tips for the Best Night’s Sleep

We blame a variety of factors for our lack of sleep. Maybe it’s our own minds running furiously with thoughts about the next day, or perhaps it’s a lumpy bed’s fault or whatever noise we hear from down the hall. If you have trouble sleeping, what you might not have thought of is that your bedroom’s environment is not suitable for a good night’s rest. Check out these HVAC tips to ensure that your sleeping area is suitable for falling asleep as quickly possible.

Cool it down

Your body’s internal temperature naturally decreases at night, so having a hot bedroom makes its job harder. To assist your body with cooling down, the National Sleep Foundation recommends setting your thermostat to between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. There’s a reason you probably prefer the cold side of the pillow. Don’t overdo it, however—going too high or too low beyond the suggested range could negatively impact the quality of your REM sleep.

Keep humidity in mind

Besides temperature, humidity is something that could be influencing your ability to fall asleep. If the humidity in your bedroom is too high, it can feel stuffy while you feel sticky, and you end up desperately tossing the covers around until you fall asleep from sheer exhaustion. Levels above 50 percent also foster mold growth and other allergens, which can lead to respiratory issues.

Humidity below 30 percent, however, can cause dryness (are your lips chapped? Does your nose bleed often?). You do not want to feel restless at night, so set your humidity level to something that facilitates sleep, ideally somewhere between 30 and 45 percent.

Your body and brain need their proper rest, so adjust your HVAC system to enable a good night’s sleep with an ideal temperature and humidity level. TwinTech Heating is also available for installing high-quality HVAC systems and repairing outdated models that could be hindering your sleep.