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Tips For a Better Night’s Sleep From Your HVAC Tech

Sleep and Breathe Easier

Whether you’re heading to bed after a busy day, or taking a nap on a lazy Sunday afternoon, having a good rest is something we all strive for. A good mattress, pillow, silence, and darkness all make sleeping a bit easier, but there are even more factors that could be impacting your slumber.

It might surprise you that your HVAC tech knows a thing or two about creating a comfortable sleeping environment that is guaranteed to have you waking up refreshed and ready for the day! Read on before bed time and discover the Farmer's Air team’s HVAC tips for a good night’s sleep.

Temperature

If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night shivering or sweating, you know how important temperature is when it comes to sleep. When our bodies are too hot or too cold, it decreases our ability to fall into deeper sleep, keeping us from getting the total rest we need.

While asleep, our body temperature naturally drops a few degrees, making a cool environment ideal. The suggested room temperature for bed time is around 67 degrees. Adjust up or down a few degrees as you see fit and find the sweet spot for you!

Air Filters

HVAC technicians will constantly remind you of the importance of air filters and replacing them on a regular basis. These filters remove unwanted particles from the air, leaving you with a fresher and cleaner home. Removal of allergens, dust, bacteria, and other contaminants can cut down on:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Itchiness
  • Sore throats

This means less tossing and turning in your sleep and less symptoms keeping you up at night! Be sure to clean or replace your air filters at least every three months for best results. If you or a family member are especially sensitive to allergens, we recommend changing filters every month.

Ceiling Fans

Your ceiling fan plays a part in keeping the temperature in your bedroom regulated, but there are more ways it can improve your sleep! First, it keeps the air circulating. This eliminates stale, hot, and sometimes smelly air and creates a much better environment for sleeping.

Ceiling fans are also a great source of white noise. White noise can be described as an ambient sound, like the sound of a fan, that helps our brains block out other disruptive noises. This white noise may help you drift off and stay asleep much easier.

Remember: ceiling fans aren’t just for the summer time! Switch the direction of your ceiling fan during the winter to push warm air down and keep the circulation going year-round!

Humidity

With the fan going, the temperature perfectly set, and your air feeling cleaner than ever, you’re almost at the ideal sleeping setup. The last thing we recommend is using a humidifier. Air that is too dry can irritate your sinuses, disrupting sleep and leave you with a dry mouth when you wake up.

The right levels of humidity will make your room more comfortable and help you get better sleep. Certain HVAC units come with humidifiers already incorporated into their system. If yours doesn’t have this feature, you can purchase a small humidifier which will humidify your bedroom perfectly. Play with the levels to find which is right for you.

HVAC Solutions in South Carolina

Achieving the perfect night’s sleep would be impossible without the help of a working HVAC system. If you’re experiencing issues with your current system, give Farmer's Air a call at (843) 508-9779 to schedule a repair or to discuss your upgrade options.