The Science Behind Why Sleeping With an Air Purifier Helps
- Dec 20, 2022
When was the last time you enjoyed a full night of high-quality sleep? Without tossing and turning or disruptions? One in three American adults don’t get the minimum seven hours a night recommended for maintaining good health.
Have you thought about the air quality in your home? Consider what an air purifier can do for your sleep. Indoor air can be five times more polluted than the air outdoors. Breathing dust, pollen, pet dander, dust mite debris, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) inside your house can reduce your family’s sleep quality – especially if any of you suffer from allergies. The right air purifier can help address these irritants that might be affecting your sleep.
How Air Purifiers Work
Allergens are carried into or generated by things inside your home. A pet, for example, coming in from the yard, could bring pollen and spread dander in every room it visits. These tiny allergens can become airborne and are difficult to capture without an air purifier.
Honeywell InSight™ Series and Allergen Plus Series air purifiers suck in dirty air using a fan which forces the air through a HEPA filter. It’s worth noting that Honeywell air purifiers have been independently tested and AHAM Verified® for Clean Air Delivery Rate. Improving your home’s air quality is an excellent way to set the stage for better sleep.
What To Look For in an Air Purifier
Look for an air purifier that uses HEPA filters, as described above. If odors and smoke are household sleep disruptors, look for devices that use additional filters specially designed to remove them.
How big is the room where you’ll use the air purifier? Honeywell InSight™ Series and Allergen Plus Series devices range from tabletop air purifiers designed for use in small rooms up to 90 square feet to larger devices engineered for use in extra-large rooms up to 530 square feet.
Honeywell air purifiers feature UltraQuiet technology, with a Sleep Mode of only 32 decibels, which is very quiet. That small amount shouldn’t keep anyone from sleeping, and it may help those who appreciate a tiny bit of white noise.
A final thought: If breathing more comfortably at night is your key to better sleep, consider using a humidifier along with an air purifier. A humidifier can help keep your nose and throat hydrated, and temporarily relieve coughing, sinus irritation, and congestion caused by dry air.
You and your family spend a lot of time inside your home. You deserve a comfortable indoor environment with cleaner air that helps you get the sleep you need.