How Your Home's Temperature is Affecting Your Night's Sleep

Do you find yourself tossing and turning at night, unable to get comfortable to sleep? That might be because your room is not the optimal temperature for a good night’s sleep. If your home’s temperature is affecting your night’s sleep, there are a few things you can do to get back into the snooze groove.

How Your Home’s Temperature is Affecting Your Night’s Sleep

The Temperature

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the best temperature for sleeping is 65 degrees. While this may seem frigidly cold to some people, it actually coincides with your body’s natural temperature dips during your sleep cycle.

How to Control the Temperature

  • Utilize a fan. While a fan won’t actually cool the air itself, the wind-chill effect makes it feel cooler, allowing you to turn your thermostat down.
  • Install a programmable thermostat. Your thermostat will automatically change the temperature depending on the time periods you program.

The Humidity Levels

No one likes waking up sweating in the middle of the night because your room is too humid. Too high of humidity levels can make you feel a lot warmer and allow dust mites and mold to grow in your room. To avoid this, you should keep your humidity level between 30% and 50%.

How to Control the Humidity

  • Install a whole house humidifier. This will keep the humidity in your entire home at a comfortable level.
  • Seal your air ducts. This ensures they won’t pull stale or unconditioned air from your attic or crawlspace.

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable, let the experts at Air Treatment Company help. We offer HVAC installations, repairs, and maintenance, as well as whole home humidifiers to keep your home’s temperature perfect for a good night’s sleep. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (703) 270-0881.

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