IAQ matters year-round. It isn’t hard to imagine just how miserable life is when you can’t breathe. On the other hand, great indoor air quality makes life wonderful. It’s clean, fresh, and crisp – just the way the autumn air outside should be! Metabolic breathing is something that we don’t think about and take for granted. With concerns about cold and flu season piled on top of the ongoing worries about COVID, enjoying clean air is more important than ever.
Finding the Right Temperature for In-Home Exercising
Some days, going out into the woods or nearby walking trails isn’t possible or appealing. Likewise, you might not feel like going to the gym. In any case, you could change your routine to doing in-home exercises like yoga or tai chi. Anywhere from 70 to 75 degrees is optimal. Changing the settings will depend on how hot or cold you feel. In the end, your comfort (and the comfort of everyone else in your household) matters most. Humidity levels and airborne particulates like dust, dirt, and pet dander can affect how breathable, and comfortable the air is, too.
The Positive Impact of Higher-Quality Air Filters
When was the last time you swapped out your home’s air filters? If you cannot remember, that’s a bad sign. Indoor air quality suffers when allergens are too thick. Cleaner homes have better IAQ. Beyond changing out the filters, it’s a good idea to vacuum your carpets and clean the grime off of your baseboards as well. Smoke, lint, and germs cling to surfaces and clothes, even if they aren’t always noticeable. HEPA filters may be more expensive than ordinary builder-grade or hardware store-grade products, but they are well worth the money you spend on them.
Indoor Temperature and IAQ and Sleep
As fall slowly gives way to winter, you’ll probably be more tempted to crank up the heat. But if you’ve noticed that you wake up in the morning drenched in sweat, it might be because the heat is set too high. Body temperatures and circadian rhythms affect how soundly you sleep. Although it sounds strange, the best temperature for sleeping is somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees. On top of that, when it’s too warm, it’ll subtly affect your brain’s ability to signal the rest of your body that it’s time to power down and sleep. At the end of the day (literally), it’s smart to run humidifiers throughout the night. That way, your sinuses won’t get dried out, and you won’t feel sore and exhausted for the rest of the day.
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