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How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep this Summer

 In Building Automation System, Energy Savings, Home Tips, HVAC System

The Importance of Sleep

Summer might be great for vacations and weekends at the lake, but did you know that the summer heat can have huge negative effects on the quality of your sleep? Getting a good and deep sleep each night is an essential factor to your health. Understanding the factors that affect sleep, and how to remedy them, is one of the best things anyone can do for their health.

Don’t Break a Sweat

Experts say that the most critical factor affecting sleep is one that most people don’t pay too much attention to—the temperature. Why? Your body is more comfortable while sleeping, and less likely to wake during the night, if your body is between a cool 65 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

Many factors play into your body’s temperature, from the temperature of the room, to the materials on your bed and pajamas. By not paying attention to these factors, your body temperature can easily become way too hot for a comfortable night’s sleep, which means that you’ll be suffering the next day.

What You Need to Know to Sleep Better

This is the time of year when temperatures are highest and people are most likely to get overheated while sleeping. In order to get the best night’s sleep, make sure to change sheets and other bed coverings into lighter and summery fabrics, rather than the thick comforters and blankets that work in the cooler months. Wear breathable, cotton pajamas that won’t force your body to retain too much heat, and even think about removing a few layers to be more comfortable. Even something as simple as socks can cause your body temperature to get too high.

Unfortunately for foam mattress and pillow lovers, these materials tend to retain more heat. At least during the summer months, it might be best to switch to a traditional mattress and pillow to promote a cooler body temperature and a more restful sleep.

Finally, the temperature of the room is essential. In the summer, it can be difficult to keep building temperatures low while trying to keep bills under a budget. However, a building management system can be extremely helpful, and budget-friendly.

Automated HVAC Systems for Better Sleep

Automated HVAC systems by ACS are one of the best ways to automatically regulate the temperature of a room while saving money and energy usage. Program HVAC systems based on a desired preference, and the system will automate based on the number of occupants, preferred temperature settings, time of day, and the location of the building.

A good night’s sleep is the key to performing your best each and every day. Changing your home temperature with a building management system ensures better sleep, as well as more energy-efficient living.

Call Automated Control Systems  at (913) 248-8828 in the Kansas City area today to learn more about how our HVAC systems can help you sleep easier.

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