You (hopefully) spend eight hours a night sleeping, but you might not be getting the best sleep you could in your Thomasville, North Carolina, home. Do you know how much the temperature can affect how well you sleep? Your HVAC system can be a big asset in getting a better night’s rest. The key is to know how to set it correctly. Here are three HVAC settings to help you sleep better.
Colder Is Better
When choosing your thermostat settings for better sleep, aim for a lower temperature. Experts agree that the temperature of your bedroom should be 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the optimal range for promoting sleep since it’s chilly enough to cause a sleep response from your body without being dangerously cold. As the temperature drops, people quickly start to feel tired. Set your thermostat to take advantage of this natural response to help you get to sleep and stay in a deeper sleep for longer.
Get Your Humidity Right
The humidity in your air also can affect your sleep. If your air is too dry, your skin can start to feel itchy. But if it’s too humid, you’ll feel clammy. If the North Carolina humidity is too much and your system isn’t dehumidifying it enough for you, you can have a whole-home dehumidifier installed to help you manage your comfort.
Choose the ‘Fan On’ HVAC Setting
Another thing that you can do is to set your HVAC system to keep air moving. Most HVAC systems have a setting that keeps the fan on even if the cooling aspect itself isn’t running. Having the fan on helps with air circulation, keeping it from getting stagnant. It also circulates cool air in the house so that your room is easier to keep at the right temperature.
Your HVAC system can be a quick solution to getting better sleep. Have a certified HVAC technician from Air Treatment Inc. check your system regularly to ensure that your system is always ready when you need it. Gives us a call at 336-790-3206 today to make an appointment.
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