Feb162018

If you’re lying awake in your Davidsonville, Maryland, home, trying to fall asleep without success, you’re certainly not alone. Trouble falling and staying asleep are issues that affect millions of people. But what you may not realize is there are some ways to improve sleep with a few simple HVAC adjustments. That’s because the overall comfort level and indoor air quality within your home can impact sleep dramatically.

Find the Right Temperature

If you can’t fall asleep or stay asleep, try to take notes about how you feel when you’re awake. When your bedroom feels too warm or cold, it’s harder to get comfortable enough to fall asleep. The optimal sleep temperature is different for everyone, so experiment with the thermostat.

If you share your bedroom with a partner, it may be more challenging to find the optimal temperature for you both. Extra blankets or warmer pajamas can be helpful if you sleep next to someone who prefers it cooler. It might seem wasteful to keep your HVAC running all night. But it’s certainly worth it if it helps you fall and stay asleep.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is another major factor in how well you can sleep at night. Poor indoor air quality can cause allergic symptoms like congestion, sore throats, headaches and coughing, which all make it harder to sleep comfortably.

One way to boost your air’s quality is to schedule a duct cleaning service. Over time, dust, dirt, pet hair, dander, pollen and other contaminants settle in the HVAC ducts. These allergens will decrease the indoor air quality, so clearing them out may help you sleep better.

You can also add an air purifier to your bedside table. This unit will remove up to 99% of contaminants from the air, allowing you to sleep better without the bothersome allergies.

Schedule a duct cleaning service with our team at Coastal Heating & Air by calling 410-919-0110.

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