How Poor Indoor Air Quality is Affecting Your Sleep

Forget monsters under the bed, it’s now the air we breathe that’s keeping us up at night. Research shows that people who live in more polluted areas have a 60% increased likelihood of having low sleep efficiency. And with low sleep efficiency comes an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure.

How Poor Indoor Air Quality is Affecting Your Sleep Leslie Heating and Cooling

Poor indoor air quality can lead to:

  • trouble falling asleep.

  • trouble staying asleep.

  • sleep apnea.

  • snoring.

  • a sore throat.

  • respiratory problems.

How to improve your air quality and sleep:

Clean your sheets and pillow case often. You can help eliminate allergens, pollen, and dust from your room by changing and cleaning your sheets every two weeks.

Sorry Fido, but no pets in bed. We know sleeping with your pets is a comfort to many people, but your animal’s hair and dander could contribute to your difficulty breathing.

Add plants to your bedroom. Adding greenery doesn’t just make your room look nice, it can actually make it feel nicer.

Control humidity. Moisture attracts dust mites and mold, so make sure to keep the humidity in your home under control. With the help of a humidifier or dehumidifier, you can easily keep your home at ideal humidity levels — 30 – 50%.

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are dedicated to making your home feel more comfortable. That is why we offer air filters and fresh air ventilation systems to maximize your home’s comfort. To learn more about these solutions, give us a call at 630.621.9419!

 

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