Having a solid night of sleep is probably more crucial to your health than you even realize. According to a poll taken by the National Sleep Foundation, only 46 percent of Americans who have poor sleep health feel like they are effective at completing daily tasks. In comparison, 90% of those who maintain a healthy sleep schedule feel effective at getting tasks done. Since around only 10 percent of Americans prioritize sleep over everything else on their plates, many people are seeing the negative impact of a poor night of sleep.
From humidifiers, noise machines, essential oils, medications, the perfect bed, and everything in between, there are plenty of ways you can improve your sleep patterns. At Southland Heating & Air Conditioning, we know that the comfort level of your home and bedroom plays a major role in how soundly you sleep. We’ve outlined some helpful steps you can take to ensure your HVAC system improves your sleep instead of hinders it.
Keep your room comfortable
What is a practical way you can do this? Adjust your smart thermostat to the ideal temperature when you are sleeping. As a person falls asleep, their body temperature will automatically begin to drop. This is a natural process the body uses to encourage relaxation. A perfectly chilled bedroom only further enhancing that relaxation process.
Not only that, but temperature can have an impact on a person’s ability to remain asleep – if a room’s temperature fluctuates throughout the night, so may a person’s quality of sleep and rest. Generally speaking, the ideal temperature for a room at night is between 60 and 67 degrees. This means that in the summer, being able to specifically modify bedroom temperature is crucial. While you may not want to spend a big bill on keeping your whole home that temperature, having a smart thermostat you can use to program-specific areas of the house at specific times of day or night (zoning) can go a long way in savings and sleep.
Improve your airflow
If you want to simply add a little better airflow in your room, don’t jump straight to the duct repair and replacement. While there may be a time for that, adding a fan may do the trick on its own. If you don’t have a ceiling fan, you may need to invest in a fan you can set up in your room to help drop the temperature and keep you cool throughout the night. It can also help circulate the air, maintaining air freshness, and improving your ability to breathe while you sleep.
You also can’t overlook the perk of having a little white noise to drown out other distracting sounds when you are trying to fall asleep. Having something to help drown out that dripping faucet, a barking dog, or creaking window can be a huge help.
Whether you just need to make some minor changes to your sleep routine or want to invest in optimal home zoning and an innovative thermostat, Southland Heating & Air Conditioning has your back. Learn more about our HVAC services in Ventura County today!