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A good night's sleep is crucial to having an enjoyable day. While there are many factors that go into your sleep quality, one of the most crucial is also one of the most often overlooked. The temperature of your Metairie bedroom can have a significant effect on the amount of sleep you get and on the quality of that sleep, no matter how long or how short. It's essential to understand this connection so that you can make changes to help improve your sleep. Here is what you need to know to help make your sleep more restful.

The Importance of Good Sleep
Before you understand just how important it is to maintain the proper room temperature while you're sleeping, we at Lightning Service, Inc., want you to understand just how important a good night's sleep is. Sleep helps your body repair itself, including everything from small muscle tears to cuts on your finger.

Since your body isn't using resources for working, it can devote most of its resources to taking care of important "housekeeping tasks." This results in better concentration, less risk for weight gain, reduced risk of heart disease and depression, less muscle inflammation, and a more robust immune system, among other benefits. Therefore, if you're the type of person who likes to "burn the candle at both ends," it may be time to re-think that strategy so that you can experience better health.

Your Body's Temperature Changes
The physiological reason that proper room temperature is so vital to a good night's sleep is that your body naturally changes its temperature throughout the day. At night, your body's temperature drops as part of its circadian rhythm. Therefore, anything you can do to aid your body in this temperature drop will help you to fall asleep faster and maintain restful sleep for longer.

Other than carefully controlling the number of blankets you use at night, the best way to aid your body's temperature drop is by keeping your bedroom temperature at a comfortable level. During the summer, especially, it's essential to use your air conditioner from Lightning Service to help prevent your bedroom from becoming too hot. Though it may cost a little more on your utility bill, the increased productivity you experience from your restful sleep is more than worth the extra cost.

What's the Ideal Temperature?
Depending on the humidity levels in your home, you'll need to set your thermostat from Lightning Service at anywhere from 60 to 67 degrees to achieve the optimal sleeping conditions at night. Obviously, during the winter, this temperature will be far easier to maintain than during the summer. If your air conditioner from Lightning Service is working efficiently, though, it will have no trouble maintaining this temperature throughout the night.

In addition to helping you fall asleep faster, this temperature helps prevent you from waking as easily during the night. When your body is in a light sleep phase of a sleep cycle, warm temperatures in your bedroom could cause you to wake up. Waking up after you've had a chance to rest could make it difficult to fall asleep, even if you adjust the temperature lower once you're awake. Therefore, it's important to set your thermostat to the appropriate temperature before you head to bed and then leave it there all night so that you wake up refreshed.

We Want to Support Great Sleep
At Lightning Service, we are firm believers in the power of a good night's sleep. That's why we want to work with you to help your air conditioner perform efficiently so that it can keep your bedroom comfortable throughout the summer. We can also install new air conditioners if your old one simply can't keep up anymore. Of course, the weather will eventually turn colder and require a furnace to keep your home comfortable. Luckily, we can take care of all your furnace repair, maintenance, and installation needs as well.

In addition to HVAC assistance, we provide generator installation, repair, and maintenance services. We can also help keep your home's air quality healthy through the installation of air purifiers and dehumidifiers and through our duct cleaning services. In every situation, we want you to have confidence that your home's air is supporting your health.

All of the technicians at Lightning Service are NATE certified, meaning they have the skills necessary to be able to safely and correctly repair any type of HVAC system. When you combine this professionalism with our customer-first approach, it's easy to see why we consistently receive five-star reviews from our customers. As a family-owned company that's been around for over 40 years, you can be confident that you'll receive the service you deserve when you contact Lightning Service, Inc., today.
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