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Getting the sleep you need in your Lake Mary, Florida, home is likely one of your top priorities. Unfortunately, many things can cause a night of restless sleep, with your environment being one of the top issues. There are a few simple HVAC tips you can follow to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Keep Your Room Cool

When your body puts itself into a state of rest, it will lower its natural temperature to relax. This means the ideal sleeping temperature is about 5 to 10 degrees below what you would normally set your thermostat to. Program your thermostat to make this adjustment about an hour before you go to bed so that your room will be the ideal temperature when it is time to sleep.

Keep Your Filter Clean

Another major cause of sleep disturbances is respiratory issues. A sore and dry throat or coughing and congestion can all lead to tossing and turning and generally poorer quality of sleep. A lot of these issues can be related to the IAQ in your room, and one of the easiest ways to address this issue is by making sure that your air filter is doing its job. Always be sure to change your air filter based on the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Maintain Proper Humidity Levels

Humidity levels in your home are also critical to creating a proper sleep environment. When the air is too dry, your skin may be irritated, and you will likely be parched when you’re sleeping which can cause wakefulness. When humidity levels are too high, you are likely to experience nasal and chest congestion.

Try the few simple HVAC tweaks above to help improve your quality of sleep and allow you to wake up feeling more rested. Do you want to improve the IAQ in your home and your sleep? Contact E.C. Waters Air Conditioning & Heat today at 407-603-9144 to schedule your maintenance appointment.

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