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Opening Windows and Doors May Improve Sleep

A recent Indoor Air study found that opening windows or doors before going to bed can reduce carbon dioxide levels in bedrooms and improve sleep quality.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:21 am EST

A recent Indoor Air study found that opening windows or doors before going to bed can reduce carbon dioxide levels in bedrooms and improve sleep quality.

Participants subjective assessment of their sleep depth, which was obtained through questionnaires, correlated with carbon dioxide levels. Objectively measured sleep efficiency and number of awakenings, which were assessed through senses worn during sleep, also correlated with carbon dioxide levels.

Lower carbon dioxide levels implied better sleep depth, sleep efficiency, and lesser number of awakenings.  

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Link to Study: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ina.12435/full

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The quality of the environment within buildings is a topic of major importance for public health.

Indoor Air provides a location for reporting original research results in the broad area defined by the indoor environment of non-industrial buildings. An international journal with multidisciplinary content, Indoor Air publishes papers reflecting the broad categories of interest in this field, health effects, thermal comfort, monitoring and modelling, source characterization and ventilation and other environmental control techniques.


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