3 HVAC Adjustments for Better Sleep

Critical to your overall well-being and health is a good night’s sleep. Sadly, many folks in the Selbyville, Delaware area find it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep at night. If you’re having sleep troubles, adjusting your HVAC settings may be the solution to your problem.

Correct Your Thermostat Setting

For a restful sleep, you need to feel comfortable. Factors which impact your comfort include your pillow, bedding, and mattress, but so will the temperature in your room. For optimal sleep, most people prefer their thermostat setting between 66 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

To make your life easier, consider a programmable thermostat if you don’t already have one. You can set the temperature to lower automatically just before you go to bed.

Set the Humidity Correctly

For a good night’s sleep, the humidity level in your home should be right. High humidity levels in the air create a muggy and sticky feeling. This disables your natural cooling defense mechanism: sweating. Usually, when your perspiration evaporates, it cools you down. However, when humidity levels are high, your sweat can’t evaporate, making sleep difficult.

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Another HVAC factor which could make it harder for you to sleep is poor indoor air quality. Allergens, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and other pollutants in the air can lead to allergic symptoms that keep you awake, such as congestion, sore throat, and eye irritation. Improve your indoor air quality by using natural cleaning products and having your HVAC system regularly maintained.

If it sounds like your HVAC system needs maintenance to meet the recommendations for quality sleep, contact Custom Mechanical at 877-696-0808. We’ll send out one of our experienced technicians.

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