Getting the right amount of quality sleep is one of the cornerstones of living a healthy lifestyle.
Sleeping disorders represent a giant percentage of the population.
When you’re not sleeping well your your whole life can you get out of sync.
And vice versa if your life is out of sync then you’re probably not sleeping well.
There’s multiple reasons that you may not be sleeping right also. Your diet and digestion play a huge part and how you sleep.
The quality of your air also has an immense effect on how well you are sleeping.
Sleeping deficiencies can affect your day and your life in multiple ways.
Some ways that are fairly obvious like say not having enough energy and not remembering things well.
Other symptoms include things like learning and problem solving.
Sleeping deprivation can make it hard to control your emotions. Running on no sleep can make you feel angry or sad and depressed and cause wild shifts giving you unexpected mood swings.
Many other indications of bad sleeping habits can include symptoms that you may not think about.
Ongoing sleep problems are linked to heart and kidney disease. High blood pressure and strokes.
Another huge problem linked with poor sleeping is obesity. studies show that not getting enough sleep can actually make you feel hungrier then when you are getting good sleep.
And Obesity and diabetes go hand-in-hand. Blood sugar levels can drop and Spike all based on operating on poor or no sleep.
Obesity is also related to sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of fatigue during the day. Sleep apnea causes a person to stop breathing momentarily well we are sleeping. The result is gasping for air and choking. It is a condition that can literally make you feel like you have been through a war throughout the night.
Allergies can also aggravate sleep apnea sufferers. Couple apnea with strong allergies and you have a recipe for sleeplessness.
Suffice to say, sleep is very important to the quality of your life.
Have you ever thought about how much you actually sleep over the course of your life?
Roughly one-third of your entire life is spent sleeping.
The environment you’re sleeping in is also important. Having a comfortable quiet place to sleep is part of our basic instinct.
Proper bedding and pillows go without saying.
Keeping your bedding clean is also a big issue when it comes to sleep.
Bad air quality can affect your whole life and the quality of your day as much as anything.
Since so much of your life is spent sleeping, having clean air just breathe while you’re sleeping is very important.
Most of us are not aware of the amount of indoor air pollution we are exposed to everyday. And a great deal of that pollution can be found on right in your bed.
One suggestion for helping you breathe better while sleeping is investing in an air purifier.
What are some of the benefits of having an air purifier in the bedroom?
1. Much of the breathing problems but exist throughout our day come from being trapped indoors where there is no proper ventilation. Multiple studies prove that indoor air quality can be much worse then outdoor.
2. Breathing problem triggers can be found enMass in your bedroom. Dust mites, pet dander, as well as cockroach droppings, dead skin, and chemical pollutants what furniture cleaners and carpet adhesives can all exasperate and trigger asthma attacks and shortness of breath.
Using a HEPA air purifier near your bed can greatly reduce the exposure you have to these troublesome particulates.
3. Air purifiers, especially filtering air purifiers can double as white noise machines.
White noise can help you sleep and provide excellent benefits like:
a. Keeping your bedroom quieter
b. Helping you stay asleep longer
c. Help you sleep more sound
d. Help you calm your busy thoughts
e. Help you establish a routine for sleeping
Do air purifiers help with sleep apnea?
Yes. A Hepa air purifier will filter the pollen and bacteria in the room that can aggravate the problem of sleep apnea even further giving people who suffer from sleep apnea a better chance of a good nights sleep.
People with sleep apnea can tend to be more susceptible to airborne allergens.
When you already have a condition causes you to stop breathing while you are sleeping then you add poor indoor air quality to the mix.
It makes getting a good night sleep becomes near impossible.
Using an air purifier to keep clean air present while you are sleeping will definitely help with sleep apnea and snoring.
Can air purifiers be left on all the time?
Yes. As long as you are using a air purifier that uses HEPA and carbon filtering there is absolutely no safety issues in leaving the air purifier on 24/7.
You will not damage the air purifier or cause any unwanted side effects leaving a HEPA air purifier on continuously but you do have to remember that HEPA filters only last so long before they have to be replaced.
Fortunately, and I might add, there is a much better way then leaving your air purifier on all the time.
What I am talking about is the many air purifiers on the market that come with air quality monitors built in.
These are cleaners can monitor the air and decide how long the purifier needs to run to clean the area.
Once the area is clean, the air purifier will shut off on its own.
This lengthens the life of the air purifier and the filters plus uses less energy.
note: If you are using a unit that creates ozone as a by-product, you need to remember the ozone can build up and become unsafe to breathe.
Ozone is not meant to be used in the same room as the people who are occupying it.
My recommendation is to only use ozone as an air cleaner when you can do so without people or pets around.
Which is better a humidifier or air purifier?
A humidifier adds moisture to the air and an air purifier filters out contaminants from the air.
Both devices can help you sleep better.
There are certain times of the year that a humidifier is needed more because of dry conditions.
Where as an air purifier is needed more throughout the year even though there are times of the year that they are needed even more.
When pollen counts are high for example.
Are certainly benefits to having both in your bedroom but an air purifier would be my choice if I could only pick one.