Not Getting Enough REM Sleep?- What You Should Know - Sun Air Conditioning & Heating

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Are you often waking up tired and groggy, even after a full night of sleep? Do you have to rely on caffeine to get through your day? If this is a regular occurrence at your house, don’t throw away your mattress just yet. Your heating and cooling system may be to blame for your lack of energy. In fact, your HVAC system affects your sleep cycle in more ways than you may think. 

Indoor Air Quality

Poor indoor air quality can leave you feeling tired when you wake up, even on the nights you go to bed early. Dirty, polluted air can lead to both snoring and sickness that can cause you to feel more tired when you wake up, rather than more rested. 

Your air filters are what keep the air in your home clean and breathable. If your indoor air quality is poor, and you’re having trouble sleeping, start by replacing all of your home’s A/C filters. These should be replaced once a month, unless your filters say otherwise. 

If your air quality doesn’t improve when you change your filters, you can invest in an air purifier, or call your local Sun Air technician to come take a look at your system. A professional technician can help you determine what needs to be adjusted so you can breathe and sleep better. They can also catch small maintenance issues before they become large, and costly, problems. 

Humidity Level

The proper humidity level in your home is also crucial in getting better sleep. When the air is too dry, you’ll find yourself waking up with a sore throat, dry skin, and even nosebleeds. On the other hand, if your home is too humid, the excess moisture is a breeding ground for germs that can cause respiratory issues for you and your family.

If your home is too dry, a humidifier can help add additional moisture to the air. If your home is too humid, a dehumidifier can help you remove the excess moisture from the air. 

HVAC Noise Level

Another HVAC factor that can affect your sleep is your system’s noise level. An old, loud HVAC system can interrupt your sleep as it hums, buzzes and bangs while it works to keep you comfortable each night. 

Older HVAC systems are more likely to cause noise problems. If it’s time for a new system, the experienced technicians at Sun Air can help you find a quiet model that saves you both money and energy. 


Finally, the temperature of your home also affects how well you and your family sleep. In most cases, people sleep better in a colder room. However, it’s up to you where you set your thermostat, so work with your loved ones to find the perfect temperature for your home. 

If your home struggles to stay cool or warm at night, your system may need a tune-up. Your local HVAC technician can take a look and make the proper adjustments so you get the most out of your air conditioner and heater. It’s worth the extra effort to make an appointment if it means you’ll get better sleep. 

Southwest Houston HVAC Repair and Maintenance – Sun Air

Sun Air Conditioning and Heating specializes in the professional repair, service, replacement, and installation of all types of heating and cooling systems. It’s how we’ve become one of Houston’s most trusted air conditioning companies. Client comfort is our priority, so we offer regular maintenance and service all year round for both residential and commercial customers. To learn more, or to schedule a whole system tune-up with one of our professional HVAC technicians, visit