The impact of temperature on your sleep patterns and health

Did you know that temperature can affect your sleep patterns and also health? How often do you wake up and can't sleep again in the summer afternoons or night because of insufficient cool air? Quite often! Sleeping in a sufficiently cold room can provide you with multiple benefits. The most immediate of which are;
- Proper sleep 
- Improved health and reduced metabolic diseases
- Reduced ageing effect 

What is meant by sufficiently cool? 

Well, the summer temperature recommended by health and HVAC experts is 60-degree Fahrenheit to 67-degree Fahrenheit which in Celsius is 15-19 degrees Celsius. Temperature below or above this can cause distress. So basically when we say sufficiently cool, it's between 60-67 degree Fahrenheit.

Impacts of temperature on sleep

  • How does cool indoor air temperature help with good sleep? 

A study conducted by BioMed Central concluded that the body is more likely to fall asleep when the body temperature decreases. It was also deducted from the study that deep sleep and long sleep is more often possible in a cool temperature compared within a moderate or warm temperature.
How often did you wake up after a wonderful deep sleep and realized that the room temperature was cool? It was the temperature's lullaby that helped with that wonderful sleep. 

  • How does low-temperature help with keeping metabolic diseases away? 

Check out This Study conducted by diabetes researchers. The study had multiple conclusions one of which was that sleeping in a room with 66-degree Fahrenheit temperature increases that amount of brown fat in the body. Brown fat is good fat because it stores fewer calories. With fewer calories stored, the problem of obesity and other metabolic diseases can be kept at par. 

  • How does low-temperature help with the effects of ageing? 

An article in Huffington Post by Naturopathic Doctor Natasha Turner explained that sleeping in cool temperature of below 70-degree Fahrenheit helps produce anti ageing hormones. Sleeping in a cold and dark room, according to the article, releases melatonin which drops the body temperature. A drop in body temperature further releases growth hormones and they help in anti ageing magic. 

How to stay cool, healthy and yet pay low energy bills?

Now that you know low indoor temperature can help you with amazing health and ageing benefits, you might want to keep your Air Conditioner on 24/7. But balance, they say, is the key to enjoying the most benefits of everything. In order for you to make the most out of these researches, it is important to;
- Get the Air Conditioner maintained regularly. Unmaintained systems lose efficiency and get their airflow compromised. So you might constantly run the system and still fail to receive the desired cooling from it. 

- Use a Programmable Thermostat.  Using a programmable thermostat will help determine the temperature for your sleeping hours and the system will automatically shift to that temperature at the programmed timings. This will ensure that you get the right temperature every time you are asleep and also that the system does not constantly run at that temperature. Using a programmable thermostat will automatically help reduce energy bills as the system will operate wisely. 

Have you experienced a deep wonderful sleep after sleeping in a cool room? 


3 reasons why Portable Air Conditioners are a wise choice

So you know how the Central and the Ductless Air Conditioners work. They work by sucking the warm indoor air, cooling it and circulating it back towards the indoor. There are these Portable Air Conditioners that work quite similar to the two mentioned above. However, what makes these AC's different from them is their portability feature. While the central system cannot be taken from place to place and the ductless too needs some installation, the Portable Air Conditioner Units can be taken just anywhere. With either one or two ducts, these units can be connected to a hose or installed between a window like a Window Air Conditioner. Since they are portable, you only have to place them and not really install them, unlike other units. And when it comes to drainage, there are usually two ways; some units offer direct drainage while others do not need drainage at all and instead evaporate the moisture.
When everybody else is up to installing Central Air Conditioners or the latest models Mini Splits, is it even worth it to invest in portable Air Conditioners? The answer is yes, and there are reasons why;

1 Installation Ease 

Complex appliances require complex installation. And when the installation is complex, there's an additional expense of hiring a technician. Saving that money, the portable air conditioners are a drag and place units. No complexity involved. And these units can be good for people with low budgets, busy schedules and relatively moderate temperatures.

2. Easy to move 

The split AC systems are always appreciated for their ability to cool different places differently. However, the downside is that an installed split unit cannot offer to cool to a place where there is no unit installed. But here's where the portable unit comes in. Move it and move it anywhere. Being lightweight and easy to drag, you can run these units in any zone of your home.

3. Easy to accommodate 

For the accommodation issues, these units offer one of the best resolves. They can be installed in the window but if you love to free your window, there are other ways too. Install them at the side of the room or the middle of the room, they don't mind. Also, being small in size, it is easy to keep them without getting bothered by them.

What to consider when purchasing a portable Air Conditioner? 

When purchasing a portable Air Conditioner, consider the following;
- The unit should have the feature of automatic turn off. This will help save energy in the long run.
- If you know you will have to move the unit very frequently from one room to another, choose a unit with smooth wheels. This saves you from floor cracks if it is a wooden or tile floor
- If you strictly wish to avoid noise while sleeping, consider choosing a model with low DB value

Other than all the above-mentioned reasons, one reason why Portable is a good choice for many is that Portable Is Affordable.
But if you are some such homeowner who is looking to replace his unit in order to upgrade to whole home cooling, we are here to help. Call today 905-910-1488