According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults need at least seven hours of sleep each night for optimal health. But about 35 percent of Americans don’t get that amount regularly. An essential part of getting a good night’s rest is creating a comfortable environment in your home and bedroom. Read on to learn how to sleep better in your Pensacola, Florida, home without cranking down the air conditioning system.
Use an Air Cleaner
If you regularly change it, your air conditioner’s filter works well to trap particle pollutants and prevents them from recirculating in your home. But it doesn’t catch them all. A whole-home air cleaner, on the other hand, can:
- Capture up to 98 perfect of particles as small as one micron
- Trap and kill bacteria and microbial growth
- Remove virus-sized particles from around your home
Install a Dehumidifier
While people love Florida for its beautiful beaches and picturesque sunsets, its summertime humidity levels can feel downright oppressive. That’s why every homeowner in Pensacola should have a dehumidifier in their house that can:
- Remove between 70 and 135 pints of moisture per day
- Reduce asthmatic and allergic reactions that impact sleep
- Cut your annual cooling costs by up to 18 percent
Cut Your Screen Time
The cheapest way to sleep better is to limit your screen time before bed. Smartphones emit a blue light that your brain interprets as daylight. It can also suppress the production of melatonin, which is a hormone that impacts your circadian rhythm. Don’t use your phone two hours before bed. As a result, you’ll help yourself get a deeper sleep.
Poor indoor air quality can prevent you from getting a good night’s rest. To sleep better, schedule an indoor air quality inspection and resolve your IAQ issues. Contact Cutler Heating and Air at (850) 501-7255 to learn more.
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