Your family’s health is important, and you do everything you can to keep your family members safe. Hopefully, that means you’ve prioritized a good night’s sleep in your home. Sleep is vital to good health, and not getting enough sleep (either an insufficient quantity or quality) is associated with short-term problems like poor alertness and impaired memory. If this carries on, it can lead to serious health concerns such as high blood pressure and strokes. You can help everyone in your house get better sleep by monitoring the air quality and ensuring that no one looks at screens before bed.
Symptoms such as eye irritation and dryness, headaches, and sinus congestion are signs of poor air quality in your home. In addition, you may start feeling restless whenever you try to sleep. Indoor air pollution affects your oxygen inhalation as well and can lead to the development of chronic sleep-related conditions like apnea. Change your air filters regularly, and speak to an HVAC company about periodic checks to guarantee that your system is clean and functional.
Screen use is another issue in the home related to sleep loss and poor sleep quality. Many people (89 percent of adults and 75 percent of children) have at least one electronic device in the bedroom, but this is a bad habit. Looking at screens wakes you up and makes you more alert, so avoid looking at them within 30 minutes of bedtime. These are a few simple changes, but they can leave you feeling incredibly rested in the morning.