Enjoy a More Peaceful Slumber by Maintaining Proper Indoor Environmental Conditions
Have you ever camped in the middle of summer? Have you ever had your air conditioner fail, or your heat go out? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you know firsthand how hard it can be to sleep when conditions aren't right. Even in non-extreme situations, studies have shown that small changes in a bedroom environment can have a dramatic effect on the quality of your sleep.
For your baby’s health and safety, meanwhile, it is important that the nursery surrounds the little one in comfortable sleeping conditions. And as every parent knows, keeping an infant well rested translates to everyone feeling better rested. So, in addition to picking that perfect mattress, the key to blissful slumber is monitoring and controlling the environment where you and your family sleep.
Studies have shown that temperature and humidity levels outside a certain range can make it difficult for infants to sleep. Too low of a humidity can affect discomfort by drying-out nasal passages and causing cracked, itchy skin. Too high of a humidity can compromise an environment with mold and allergens. Rapid changes in temperature, it's suggested, can be particularly stressful for newborns because they are less able to adapt by regulating their internal temperatures.
The EPA recommends keeping relative humidity between 30% and 60%. Some baby experts suggest keeping humidity slightly higher than for adults, around 55% RH. Some experts also suggest slightly higher temperatures too, between 68°F and 70°F (20°C to 21°C). Always check with your infant's doctor before settling on conditions in your baby’s room. Once you’ve received doctor recommendations, monitor conditions with a temperature and humidity meter, and adjust ambient air using tools like humidifiers, dehumidifiers, as well as your home's heating and cooling system. This will also empower you to mitigate harmful, rapid changes in conditions.
Measures ambient air temperature and humidity, and displays data on its built-in display. The Monitor can be paired with a Home Environment Display to view data and set alarms for multiple Monitors.Shop Now
Displays synchronize with up to three sensors, so you can observe multiple indoor and/or outdoor areas within 330 feet. Set an audible alarm on the display to alert you when conditions exceed your desired range.Shop Now
There are many great resources on maintaining proper sleep conditions. Here are a few helpful articles and websites: