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2 Ways Your IAQ Can Affect Your Sleep

Good Sleep

Getting a good night’s rest is probably of great importance to those in your Annapolis, Maryland, household. A good night’s sleep allows you to wake up refreshed and helps your body to repair your muscles from the wear they suffered during the day. You likely know that poor sleep can lead to a host of problems, such as daytime fatigue. But you may not realize that the culprit behind your poor sleep is bad indoor air quality (IAQ).

Allergens, Pollutants Can Lead to Respiratory Issues

Poor IAQ usually means there are elevated levels of asthma and allergy triggers, such as pet dander, dust and pollen. When these pollutants are in high quantity in your air supply, they can not only worsen the symptoms of asthma and allergies. They can also lead to itchy eyes, dry throat, nasal congestion and other respiratory issues. When you’re uncomfortable or constantly sneezing and coughing, your sleep will constantly be interrupted.

It Can Make Your Breathing More Labored

When you sleep in a home with poor IAQ, you may find that you are breathing heavier. This could be due to congestion caused by inhaling large amounts of dust particles and irritants. When your body is relaxing itself for sleep, breathing will become shallower. Therefore, labored breathing can cause you to have a harder time falling and staying asleep.

Give Your IAQ a Boost and Get a Good Night’s Rest

The good news is that you can improve the IAQ in your home by:

  • Regularly changing your filter.
  • Having regularly scheduled HVAC maintenance.
  • Keeping pets brushed and bathed.
  • Limiting pollutants in your home such as smoke.
  • Utilizing more natural cleaning supplies.

By making these changes, you will be able to breathe a little easier and get the sleep you deserve. Contact us today at 410-919-0110. Coastal Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc. will schedule your HVAC maintenance so that you can enjoy more comfort in your home.

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