Get More Z’s With Cool Experts’ Climate Pros
Across the U.S., exhaustion reigns—and the sleep business is booming. The statistics are bleak:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a third of U.S. adults report getting less than the recommended amount of sleep on most nights.
- Short-sleeping adults (those who get less than seven hours of sleep in 24 hours) were more likely to report chronic health problems compared to adults who got more than seven hours of sleep per 24 hours, says the CDC.
- The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute dubbed insomnia the No. 1 sleep problem for adults age 60 and over, and they report that 50 to 70 million Americans have sleep or wakefulness disorders.
No matter how hard we try—and how much we spend on Egyptian cotton sheets, essential oils and sleep apps—high-quality rest seems to evade our reach.
Impact of Heating & Cooling Systems on Sleep Quality
You may be looking for the next-best mattress to cure your sleep deprivation, but did you know you can influence sleep quality with a few simple HVAC hacks? Cool Experts, experts in heating repair services for Cedar Park, TX, can help troubleshoot sleep problems and create the ideal sleep environment.
- First, program your Wi-Fi or smart thermostat to lower sleep temperatures. Your body temperature drops to jumpstart the sleep cycle, and the National Sleep Foundation says overnight temperatures should be set between 60 to 67 degrees for optimal rest.
- It’s tough to stay cool during Central Texas summers, but Cool Experts recommends supplementing AC use with energy-saving ceiling and window fans. Air conditioners cool the surrounding air, and pedestal fans, wall-mounted fans and ceiling fans help circulate conditioned air throughout one or more rooms. And, when the AC gets a little too chilly, fans help freshen up your home while improving energy efficiency.
- Ask about zoned HVAC systems and ductless mini-split installation. Installed in specific rooms, zoned systems allow you to control your home’s climate system by the room instead of wasting heat or AC on a big, mostly unoccupied house.
- Request a humidity balance test during your next HVAC maintenance visit. Research shows that the ideal indoor humidity is between 40 and 60 percent. Too much moisture keeps indoor temperatures from feeling comfortable and encourages mold growth and pest activity. You may need a professionally installed dehumidifier to regulate humidity in your Central Texas home.
- Don’t neglect indoor air quality. A 2017 study by the American Thoracic Society reported a possible link between air pollution and sleep quality. “Improving air quality may be one way to enhance sleep health and perhaps reduce health disparities,” said lead author Martha E. Billings, MD, MSc, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Washington.
Celebrate Sleep in 2020
March is the month of sleep, with opportunities to learn more about emerging science and evaluate your hibernation habits. Join the National Sleep Foundation for National Sleep Awareness Week, March 8-14. During this annual observance, the foundation educates consumers about sleep’s key role in overall health and well-being.
For siesta lovers, March 9 is National Napping Day. Just in time for daylight savings, Napping Day gives participants a fun excuse to catch up on the hour of sleep they lost during “spring forward.”
Sleep Tight With Cool Experts
Cool Experts’ No. 1 goal is to keep our customers healthy, safe and comfortable. If humidity imbalances or an aging furnace or AC system are keeping you up, our licensed, certified HVAC specialists can help. Offering dehumidifier installation or heating repair in Round Rock, TX, we can be reached by phone (512.588.1452) or by contacting our HVAC pros online.