Is your Air Conditioner affecting your sleep negatively?

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According to a recent study, it is crucial for you to configure the airflow velocity of your air conditioner whenever you go to sleep, because if an insensible airflow velocity is directed at you, there are high chances that it will increase your heart rate from the normal levels, affecting your sleeping positions to a huge extent.

The results of the study revealed that the candidates who were selected for the experiment, had more body movements along with a visibly increased body movements, and also had the highest frequency of waking up from their sleep when they were sleeping in a room that had around 0.14 m/s as airflow velocity.

Hence, the study went on to prove that the cold airflow velocity of the AC causes a sensitivity to cold among people and also lowers their physical strength and most often, they feel discomfort in their sleep, resulting in hampering their quality of sleep.

A comparative study too was conducted to validate the theories further and hence there were two subjects taken for the study, wherein both of them were kept in different rooms with the same temperature of around 26 degrees Celsius, however, the AC airflow velocity in one room was 14m/s and in the other room, the airflow velocity of the AC was 0.04m/s.

The two subjects were then observed in terms of their physical movements, body temperature, as well as comfort levels, and it turned out that the one sleeping in a room with higher airflow velocity felt a lot cooler, with body temperature decreasing and hence, there was certain discomfort in his sleep, while no discomfort, body movements or prominent drop in body temperature was observed in the subject sleeping in the room with a lower airflow velocity.

Hence, in order to maintain a healthy and comfortable sleeping ambiance, it is a must for everyone to maintain a relatively lower airflow velocity of the air conditioner.

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