Having a good night’s sleep is a vital, though often overlooked, part of a person’s overall health and wellbeing. Sleep deficiency or inadequate rest can contribute to a variety of issues, including depression, weight gain, lack of concentration and productivity, as well as an increased risk of illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes.
So what should we do to improve our sleep quality? Sometimes, minor tweaks to your sleep habits can make a world of difference. For example, set a consistent sleep schedule, avoid caffeine in the evening, put your phone away when you go to bed, etc.
Interestingly, having the ceiling fan on has been found to help people enjoy better and deeper sleep too.
Here some of the reasons why you should sleep with a fan:
It Improves Air Circulation
It is important to keep a room well ventilated at any time of the day, but especially when you sleep. Good ventilation and air circulation makes it easier to breathe and keeps you more comfortable. In fact, according to a study published in the journal Indoor Air, people who sleep in well ventilated rooms experience an improved quality of sleep, waking up fewer times at night.
It Removes Odours
Have you noticed some weird smells or odours in your bedroom? Or perhaps it feels extra stuffy during the warmer days in spring and summer? As mentioned, ceiling fans can help improve the bedroom’s air circulation, and in doing so, remove and prevent odours from stagnating in the place. Keep the windows open for better results, and you won’t be kept awake by terrible smells anymore.
It Creates White Noise
Another reason why ceiling fans can help you sleep better is because they create a white noise that can be soothing for most people. White noise is known to help us calm down, relax, and fall asleep. It is often used to encourage deep sleep, and to block out noise that would otherwise disrupt your sleep, such as a car alarm or a barking dog. Even if you do wake up, the white noise often makes it easier to fall back asleep more quickly too.
It Helps with Temperature Control
Getting the right temperature in the room is one of the keys to getting better sleep, especially if it is a hot night. According to sleep experts, our body temperature decreases when we sleep, and a room that is cool makes it easier for us to settle into and maintain sleep. On the other hand, if the air in your room is too warm, it may interrupt your sleep and make you feel more restless. A ceiling fan is a way to create a nice breeze in your room and to pull away the hot air from you through the night.
It Helps You Save Money
If you do not have an air conditioning system at home, a ceiling fan is definitely one of the more cost efficient ways to keep you and your family cool. But even if you have an air conditioner installed, using it together with a ceiling fan will help you lower your energy bills. How? Firstly, ceiling fans create the ‘wind chill effect’, which can cool you down without changing the room’s temperature. Secondly, the ceiling fan will help in distributing the cool air from the air conditioning unit more effectively, so you can feel the effects faster and, again, without having to lower the thermostat. In other words, your air conditioner will not have to work as hard, which in turn will help you save on your cooling costs.
At Australian Lighting, we have a huge range of indoor ceiling fans that are perfect for bedrooms. Choose from a variety of styles, sizes, and features, to find one that is most suited to your space.