How opening your bedroom door improves sleep quality

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • The Indoor Air: International Journal of Indoor Environment and Health published a recent study made by Dutch scientists who observed that getting a good night sleep may be as easy as cracking open a bedroom window or door.
  • The scientists considered the temperature, background noise, carbon dioxide levels, and humidity in the bedrooms.
  • The results show that participants who slept with the bedroom door or window open had a better and longer night’s shut-eye than those who slept with the door or window.

After a long and tiring day, everyone looks forward to a good night’s rest. But for some reason, most will not be able to achieve that, tossing and turning all night.  Some resort to sleeping pills or “natural” sleeping aids like melatonin.

A new study from the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands may help in improving the sleep quality without spending a penny. What you have to do is open a window or the door of your bedroom.

“A mixed-methods approach was used to study the sleeping environment under two different conditions of ventilation,” Dr. Asit Kumar Mishra, one of the authors of the study, said. “One condition was with an open window or door (‘open’) and the other with closed windows and door (‘closed’).”

It works because when you open your door or window, you’re providing more ventilation to the room. It can reduce carbon dioxide levels in the bedroom which might help some people get a better sleep quality.

According to the findings: “Lower carbon dioxide levels implied better sleep depth, sleep efficiency, and lesser number of awakenings.”

The practice can also lower the temperature of the room to about 67 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the study. Sleep specialists recommend keeping the temperature in your bedroom between 65 and 68 degrees.

Source: AOL

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