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Can My HVAC System Help Me Sleep Better?

Sleeping Soundly

Sleep is vital to your overall health and well-being. If you are having trouble sleeping in your Garden City, Georgia, home, you may want to make some adjustments to your HVAC system. Some of the factors that make it difficult to fall asleep and feel rested in the morning may be caused by your HVAC settings.

Maintain a Comfortable Atmosphere

Your body naturally cools down when it’s time to sleep, so setting your thermostat schedule to mimic that behavior may help if you struggle to relax and fall asleep at night. It’s hard to feel comfortable in a room that is too warm, especially if the heat is causing you to sweat. Although every person has a different idea of what the ideal sleep temperature is, adjusting your thermostat to drop about 30 minutes before you head to bed can make a big difference in your comfort.

Dry Indoor Air

During the winter months, you may find that you’re waking up with a stuffy nose or sore throat. When the air inside your home is too dry, this can cause throat irritation and other discomforts when you sleep, especially if you tend to keep your mouth open at night. A whole-home humidifier can help eliminate this problem during the dry winter season.

Healthier Indoor Air

The quality of the air you breathe will also impact your ability to sleep. It’s hard to fall asleep when you feel like you’re coming down with a cold, but dirty indoor air can give you some of those same symptoms, such as congestion, throat pain, and coughing.

Replace your air filter often to make sure allergens and contaminants are trapped before they can move into your HVAC system. Without a functional filter, the air you breathe may contain particles that make you sick. You can also take steps to improve the indoor air quality, such as using a whole-home ventilator or purifier.

At McDevitt Air, we offer indoor air quality and HVAC solutions to help you sleep better, so contact us at 877-692-9402.

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