Sleep

Sleep & Health

It all comes together with sleep. Numerous studies have found that insufficient sleep increases a person's risk of developing serious medical conditions, including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Lack of adequate sleep over time has also been associated with a shortened lifespan.

And it turns out that poor Indoor Home Health can significantly affect your sleep quality.

Sleep & Your Environment

Temperature & Sleep

  • Temperature plays a big role in our natural process of going to sleep. As night falls, melatonin is released and helps the body to lose heat. When we settle into our beds, our body temperature starts to decrease even more rapidly, to a degree or two colder than compared to daytime. This change in temperature helps to speed up the onset of sleep.
  • The best temperature for sleeping is between 60-67°F - Sleep.org
Source: https://www.sleep.org/temperature-for-sleep/

Circadian Rhythms & Sleep

  • Light has a profound effect on sleep. Light exposure at night also stimulates alertness—and that can pose a serious problem for healthy, abundant, refreshing sleep. Light exposure during the evening can make it harder to fall asleep.
  • Light can be used as an effective and noninvasive therapeutic option with little to no side effect; to improve sleep, mood and general well-being - National Library of Medicine
Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31534436/

Air Quality & Sleep

  • Researchers found that people who lived in areas with the highest levels of NO2 over five years had an almost 60 percent increased likelihood of having low sleep. The group with the highest exposures to small particulates (PM2.5) had nearly 50 percent increased likelihood of having low sleep efficiency.
  • In the same study, researchers also found that people who had lived in areas with higher amounts of these particulate (2.5) and NO2 were more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea. - American Thoracic Society
Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170522080830.htm

White, Pink & Brownian Noise

  • White noise works by reducing the difference between background sounds and a "peak" spund, like a door slamming, giving you a better chance to sleep through it undistrubed.
  • The use of white noise is recommended as a method for masking environmental noises, improving sleep, and maintaining sleep - National Library of Medicine
  • In a 2012 study researches found that steady pink noise reduces brain waves, which increases stable sleep - Journal of Theoretical Biology
Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4923834/

Humidity & Sleep

  • High humidity prevents moisture from evaporating off your body, which can make you hot and sweaty.
  • When your breathing system gets too dry, you might get itchy throats or catch a cold.
  • The ideal room humidity level for better sleep is between 30% - 50% - US Natural Sleep Foundation
Source: https://www.breatheright.com/causes-of-congestion/how-humidity-affects-sleep.html

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) & Sleep

  • During sleep, people likely inhale more VOCs because of poor bedroom ventilation and the close proximity of their nose and mouth to mattresses and bedding that emit the compounds. - Environmental Science & Technology
Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190710103211.htm

Formaldehyde & Sleep

  • A study about sleep disturbances revealed a significantly higher prevalence of insomnia in a formaldehyde exposed group than in a comparable group that had no exposure. The formaldehyde exposed group also registered an increased consumption of hypnotics, and a significant increase occured in the number of people who had consulted physicians because of sleep disorders. - Archives of Environmental Health

Aroma Therapy & Sleep

  • Lavander essential oil is widely recognized as a natural sleep aid. Researches found that lavender increased the amount of slow-and-deep-wave sleep in participants. All participants reported feeling "higher vigor" the next morning.
  • Lavender essential oil increased quality of sleep and reduced level of anxiety - National Library of Medicine
Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4443384/

Lexi Smart Sleep Suite

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These include:

  • Smart Sleep Light (Ambient Light with specialized Rest & Wake functionality)
  • Smart White Noise Machine
  • Smart Humidity, Temperature, Light & Motion Sensor
  • Smart Humidifier AND Aroma Diffuser

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