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Best Humidity Level For Sleeping

March 13, 2023 3 min read

Best Humidity Level For Sleeping

Having the right environment for a healthy sleep is important, especially maintaining the right humidity. When humidity (air moisture) is too high, it creates an environment for mould to grow. Mould can take hold in places that provide a warm, moist place, like walls, furniture, and floors.

Poor air quality and too much humidity encourages mould to take hold and causes damage to your property and your health. Several health problems can result, like asthma, allergies, and breathing issues in general, but the most immediate effect of too much humidity is on your sleep.

A deep REM (Rapid Eye Movement) level of sleep is critical for us to not just prepare our energy level for the day ahead, but also heal our body and boost our immune system. Too much humidity inhibits the ability to achieve this critically deeper REM level.

Additionally, our ability to breathe at night is directly affected by the indoor air quality. Sleep disruption is the result. But that isn’t the full extent of it. Excessive humidity can also result in some serious respiratory conditions, like sleep apnea, infections, bronchitis, allergies, and the aforementioned asthma.

Maintaining the Right Humidity

Having some understanding of relative humidity is a good idea. Relative humidity is a measure of the surrounding air’s ability to hold an amount of moisture at its current temperature. Official experts have established that the ideal indoor humidity should be between 30% to 50% and should not exceed 60%. If these percentages rise or fall outside of this range, the quality of your sleep is affected.

Humidity levels can be measured and monitored, allowing you to create the right environment for a deep, restful sleep.

Surprisingly, cooler temperatures can actually hold a higher humidity level. So, lowering your indoor temperature to 18.3 degrees Celsius (65 degrees Fahrenheit) is better for sleeping. In addition to maintaining a healthier level of humidity, your body temperature rises as you sleep, so if the indoor temperature is higher, sweating and other discomforts are the result.

To optimize and maintain good bedroom humidity, you can purchase instruments that measure the amount of relative humidity. A humidistat measures relative humidity and causes your HVAC system to make necessary adjustments. A hygrometer measures the humidity levels but does require you to provide the necessary adjustments on your own.

Other Tips for Maintaining the Right Humidity

We all live in different environments. Your indoor “goldilocks zone” may not last year-round, no matter where you live. You might need to do some special adjustments at different times of the year to ensure you maintain a temperature and humidity that will help you get the sleep you need. Depending on your environment, you can install either portable or integrated systems in your home. These are comprised of humidifiers, dehumidifiers, or air conditioners. Also, moisture absorbing bed sheets, mattress covers, and pajamas are also something to consider.

The mattress itself can also help you sleep more comfortably. An organic latex mattress is much better at circulating air and keeping you cooler.

Your Sleep is Just Right on Nature’s Embrace Latex Mattresses

For a healthier and more restful sleep, buy an organic latex mattress from Nature’s Embrace Latex Mattresses. You’ll notice that you are more rested and have more energy throughout the day. You’ll also rest better knowing that our mattresses, and all our other products, are eco-friendly and healthier for you. Contact us or simply stop by our showroom and try one out.

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