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 people 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. In addition, temperatures that fall outside the range of “room temperature” can lead to sleep difficulty. Rapid changes in conditions are also said to potentially aggravate sleep.
The EPA recommends keeping relative humidity between 30% and 60%. Many sleep experts will suggest keeping it as close to 50% if possible. Sleep experts also suggest 65°F as an ideal temperature, with some suggesting temperatures as low as 60°F for athletes. You know your body and preferences better than anybody, so a good strategy would be to start at 65°F and 50% RH and make adjustments as needed. In addition to monitoring conditions with a temperature and humidity meter, you can adjust ambient air using tools like humidifiers, dehumidifiers, as well as your home’s heating and cooling system. This will enable you to maintain consistent sleep conditions throughout the year.
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: