We often underestimate just how vital a good night’s sleep is for our bodies to function optimally. In fact, sleep affects everything from heart health to concentration and productivity.
Did you know that air purifiers can significantly improve your sleep? From reducing airborne allergens to producing soothing white noise, air purifiers have a variety of functions that promote deep, restorative sleep and better health in general.
Find out how air purifiers help you sleep in this article from the experts at Sanuvox.
Types of airborne pollutants that affect health and sleep
There are a great many types of airborne pollutants found in our homes that affect our health and sleep. Common allergens such as dust mites and pet dander accumulate very easily in the house. These irritants can be mitigated with regular, thorough cleaning, but never truly eradicated. Sanuvox air purifiers, on the other hand, have been shown to trap 99.97% of these types of particles, making them an extraordinarily effective solution for those who suffer from allergies.
Particles from the local environment can also make their way into the house. Smog, seasonal pollen and harmful chemicals such as dioxide and carbon monoxide from vehicle traffic infiltrate through cracks, vents and windows. Sanuvox air purifiers is very effective at cleaning these types of contaminants.
If left to circulate unimpeded, these allergens and chemical contaminants can cause irritation and inflammation that disrupts our sleep and can lead to other health problems.
Last but certainly not least, Sanuvox S100 air purifiers is able to reduce the circulation of airborne viruses and diseases. In a world that has been shaken by COVID-19, air purifiers are an excellent way to reduce the propagation of the virus and help create safer spaces.
Types of air purifiers that improve sleep
There are a variety of residential air purifiers that can help improve your sleep. Different types of air purifiers specialize in trapping different kinds of contaminants that disrupt sleep.
Air purifiers with HEPA filters
Most air purifiers have HEPA filters (high-efficiency particulate air filters) that are designed essentially to trap dust. HEPA filters are multiple layers of mesh made out of fine fibreglass threads. Air purifiers with HEPA filters are able to capture 99.97% of all particles over 0.3 microns in size. Because viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 are smaller than that, air purifiers bought for the purpose of reducing virus circulation should have other purifying methods, such as UV light.
UV light air purifiers
SANUVOX UV light can be used to attack micro-organisms, making it an ideal purification method for viruses. UV light can also degrade chemicals and odours, making it quite a versatile air purification system.
Activated carbon air purifiers
Activated carbon is a purification method that is often used in conjunction with other methods such as HEPA filters. Air purifiers with activated carbon are particularly good at trapping harmful chemicals from vehicle traffic and household cleaning agents and neutralizing unpleasant odours.
Air purifiers for conditions that affect sleep
Allergies and asthma
People who suffer from allergies and asthma are particularly affected by airborne particles. Bio-allergens such as dust mites, pet dander and pollen can cause congestion, sneezing, sinus headaches and difficulty breathing, symptoms that make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Air purifiers have been known to alleviate symptoms of asthma and allergies, as they reduce the particles responsible for these reactions.
A study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society has found that air pollution significantly increases the risk of sleep apnea. The researchers found that just a 5 microgram increase in particulates leads to a 60% greater risk of sleep apnea, even when controlled for other factors. The study suggests that inhaling pollutants like nitrogen dioxide and fine particulates results in upper airway irritation and swelling, causing restricted breathing that can lead to sleep apnea.
How air purifiers help you get a good night’s sleep
Airborne particles can cause irritation that disrupts your sleep, particularly if you suffer from allergies and/or asthma. As mentioned above, they can also lead to a higher risk of sleep apnea, a condition that results in restless, interrupted, poor-quality sleep.
Poor sleep can exacerbate underlying health conditions, weight issues, gastrointestinal disorders and mental health problems. In the short term, it causes fatigue, drowsiness, irritability and reduced productivity.
Sanuvox air purifiers remove particulates from the air, reducing irritation and inflammation and improving sleep.
You can also try these tips for a better night’s sleep:
- Stick to a regular bedtime
- Try not to nap during the day
- Exercise regularly
- Try to avoid caffeine and eating near bedtime
- Keep your bedroom cool, dark and quiet
- Keep your bedroom clean and use your air purified!
Sleep better with a Sanuvox air purifier
Sleeping well is a vital part of staying healthy and being able to function properly. Air purifiers have been proven to improve sleep, along with a host of other health benefits. It’s clear that when it comes to health, an air purifier is an indispensable tool to have in the house!
Sanuvox is a global leader in UV air purifiers, offering a variety of cost-effective purification systems for residential, commercial, institutional and medical use. If you would like more information about our products or have decided that an air purifier is right for you, contact us!