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Using an Air Purifier to Improve Your Sleep Quality

Date: June 17, 2024

Better indoor air quality can be the key to a better night’s sleep.

air purifier boston, ma A lot of different things can affect how well you sleep at night. Diet, screen usage, stress and overall health can make getting a decent night’s slumber a real trial.

And if you’re not enjoying sufficient sleep regularly, virtually every other aspect of your life will be affected. You might be irritable with family, friends and coworkers. You will have trouble focusing on your work and other important tasks. Lack of sleep can lead to weight gain, affect your personal appearance and make you more susceptible to illness.

One factor that could be impacting your quality of sleep is your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). At Cubby Oil & Energy, we sell and install premium whole-house air purifiers that can get your home’s IAQ — and your sleep cycle — back on track!

What is IAQ?

Indoor air quality, or IAQ, refers to how clean and healthy the air in a building is. The Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air — sometimes even 100 times!

The culprits that lower your home’s IAQ are often dust, pollen, debris, bacteria, mold, viruses and other toxins. These pollutants circulate through your home’s ductwork. Your HVAC equipment’s air filters may catch some of them, but not all of them.

Does IAQ affect sleep quality?

Many recent studies have linked poor IAQ with disrupted sleep. Polluted air can impede your metabolic processes, which lowers sleep quality. Links have also been found linking airborne pollutants with sleep apnea, a breathing condition that severely affects your ability to rest soundly.

So, what can you do to boost the IAQ of your Boston area home?

How can a whole-house air purifier help?

Whole-house air purifiers connect directly to your home’s ductwork or HVAC equipment. They use a variety of techniques to eradicate pollutants that a standard air filter can’t. Some products use HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters or ionization to catch these toxins.

The Cubby team installs state-of-the-art products that use intense ultraviolet (UV) light to eradicate indoor pollution before it can enter your rooms.

And the effects can make a huge difference. A recent study published by the Journal of Sleep Research compared the sleep quality of participants using an air purifier versus participants in a placebo group. Those using a purifier saw considerably more sleep. The authors determined that environmental interventions could produce better sleep.

IAQ Solutions from Cubby Oil & Energy

Are you concerned that the air you’re breathing in your home could be healthier? With a full New England summer ahead of us, you can expect pollen and other airborne pollutants to be increasing. The Cubby team can help you identify an IAQ product that clears your air and possibly helps you sleep better in the process. We think you’ll be amazed at the difference an air purifier or another IAQ solution can make to your quality of life.

Interested in a free consultation about your home’s air quality? Contact us right away.

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