If you find yourself having troubles sleeping at night, you're not alone. In a recent study published in 2014, 45% of Americans claim that poor or insufficient sleep has affected their daily lives at least once in the past week. While there are many different changes you can make in your life to improve your quality of sleep, a surprising solution is to switch the central heating system in your home to ductless heat pumps. Here are 3 ways ductless heat pumps can improve your quality of sleep for a better night's rest.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
The quality of the air you breathe has a significant impact on your quality of sleep. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, air pollution increases your risk for developing Sleep-Disordered Breathing. In fact, an increase in air pollution during summer months increases your chances of stopped breathing for at least 10 seconds by 13%. Poor quality indoor air could be the cause of your sleeping problem.
Unlike central heating systems, ductless heat pumps have filters that will improve indoor air quality. Filters at the "head" of the unit remove pollutants in the air before allowing it to circulate in your house. Pollutants that can be removed by the multi-stage filtration system include allergens, bacteria, dust mites, mold and even odors. As the indoor air quality improves, so may your quality of sleep.
Reduce Environmental Noise
You'd be surprised at just how much peace and quiet can improve your quality of sleep. Studies have shown that environmental noises causes sleep disturbances that can cause cardiometabolic, social and psychiatric negative consequences in both adults and children. These sleep disturbances can also cause you to wake up feeling annoyed and still tired and sleepy and can have a negative impact on your well-being and cognitive performance throughout the day. Constant exposure to environmental noise at night can have profound long-term impact on your life and quality of living.
On top of making sure you close the windows to block out noise or even sound-proof your room, you should also consider switching to ductless heat pumps because they are much quieter than other heating systems. Ductless heat pumps have a noise level between 17 and 26 decibels only when in operation, so you'll barely hear them throughout the night.
A Higher Efficiency at a Lower Cost
If you have trouble sleeping, maintaining your home at a temperature between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit will help you sleep better. You might have to fuss around with the thermostat in order to find a precise temperature that is most ideal for you. Keep in mind that a temperature that is considered to be comfortable for one person may not be comfortable for another.
Since being able to maintain the room at a precise temperature is important for those who are having problems sleeping, having an accurate and efficient heating system is crucial. Ductless heat pumps are a lot more efficient than conventional heating systems and will help you reduce your bill by up to 50% while you figure out which temperature is most ideal and suitable for yourself.
It's surprising how much switching from a conventional heating system to a ductless heating system can help improve your quality of sleep. Ductless heat pumps will better maintain the temperature within your home, improve indoor air quality and reduce environmental noise at a fraction of the costs associated with conventional heating systems, so they are definitely a worthwhile investment for those seeking a better night's sleep. With a better night's sleep, you'll feel more refreshed and ready to tackle more activities and chores each and every day.