Ideal air humidity in bedrooms

Your bedroom is a place of retreat where you can dream and of course sleep. You spend six to ten hours in your bedroom – at least a quarter of your day, so a good climate in the bedroom is important. It is not always easy to maintain the recommended humidity of between 40 to 60% and the optimal temperature of 68 to 74°F. These values apply all year round, whether winter or summer. Any deviation from them can affect the quality of your sleep.

Dry air in your bedroom?

Especially in winter when it’s cold outside, our natural urge is to curl up in a cozy bedroom, but heating systems can remove moisture from the air in rooms. The same applies to hot summer weather when you are running your air conditioner. Dry air can irritate eyes, mucous membranes, and skin. Dry air has also been shown to increase susceptibility to allergens and infections.

Overhumidificaiton brings on similar problems. Additionally, high humidity can lead to mold.

What causes dry air in bedrooms?

Of course, you don’t want tropical conditions in your home, but dry air is just as unpleasant. As in many areas of life, somewhere in the middle is just right. Air humidity describes the proportion of water vapor in the air. In addition to nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases, air also contains water vapor. A little-known fact is that the water vapor content depends partly on air pressure and temperature: The warmer the air, the more water it can absorb. Conversely, cold air stores less water and tends to be drier. When dry air heats up, it does not automatically pick up more moisture. Obviously, if no moisture is available in the room, the air can not absorb any. This is what creates warm yet dry air in heated rooms.

The easy way to healthy air for a good night sleep

You want to live life to the fullest, sleep soundly at night, and start the day fresh and energized. Your bedroom should be a place where you can switch off and recharge your batteries.

A good room climate is important for healthy sleep, and this is where Venta Airwashers are invaluable. An Airwasher helps you achieve the ideal humidity of 40-60% in your bedroom all year round. 

How the Venta Airwasher works

A fan directs the ambient air into the water-filled Airwasher, where it travels through specially arrayed disk stacks. Hygienically clean air evaporates from their surfaces into the room. Simultaneously, the stacks trap harmful substances such as dust or pollen down to a particle size of 10 µm, which are then washed off in the water and collected in the Airwasher.