Why Am I So Tired All the Time? Air Quality Could be the Culprit

Posted on Jun 5, 2019

Why Am I So Tired All the Time?

If you find that you’re constantly tired, no matter how early you’re heading to bed, then air quality may be the culprit. Exposure to bad air quality not only contributes to feeling tired, but it also has long term health effects.

Understanding Air Quality

Air quality can range widely depending on the time of day, location, and environmental factors such as fires and car exhaust. To determine the level of air quality in your area, you can reference the Air Quality Index.

Air Quality Index

The Air Quality Index, or AQI, is a daily report that lets you know the quality of your air. Ranging from good to hazardous, it will let you know what level your area is in and the health concerns associated with it.

Signs of bad air quality

You can also determine if the air quality is bad by looking for some tell tale signs. For example, headaches, allergy symptoms, shortness of breath, and fatigue are all common signs that you should be on the lookout for.

Health issues

Poor air quality leads to several health issues that, left untreated, can cause serious harm to your body and your life expectancy.

Chronic sleep deprivation

You said you’re feeling tired all the time, right? Chronic sleep deprivation is a medical condition that arises when you go long periods without normal, healthy sleep.

Though often associated with other conditions such as sleep apnea, poor air quality can also be a factor in this condition. It is best to determine the cause quickly so that you can take action against it. For more information regarding chronic sleep deprivation, read this article.  

Heart disease

Exposure to air pollution leaves you at an increased for heart disease later in life, affecting your general well being and quality of life as you get older. If you experience any major symptoms such as chest pain and shortness of breath, seek medical attention right away.

Lung cancer

Breathing in pollution from the environment or particles from smoking can lead to lung cancer, diseases such as COPD, and other major health issues. Avoid bad air quality by wearing masks and stop smoking to reduce your risk.

Ways to improve bedroom air quality

Now that you know poor air quality may be to blame for your fatigue, you can start to make changes in your daily routine to make things better.

First things first, you need to improve your sleep quality. That means going to bed at a decent time and getting a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night. Minimize distractions, such as tvs, and invest in blackout curtains if they will help keep the light out. Also invest in sheets or fans that will make you feel comfortable when sleeping at night.

Filters and purifiers

Once your sleep quality has been addressed, you can start setting reminders to change the filters in your HVAC system on a regular basis. This will help screen some of the pollutants in the air and improve air quality dramatically before it reaches your bedroom.

You can also invest in an air purifying system. These will remove allergens like dust and mold from the air and keep you breathing healthy at night.

Hire an HVAC Professional Today

If you’re still struggling with air quality in your home, it might be time to hire a professional to take a look at your HVAC system.

HVAC systems are designed to clean and filter the air circulating in your home, so if you’re still experiencing signs of sleep deprivation and you’ve ruled out all other options, have a professional take a look at your home.

AIRPRO Indoor Air Solutions is Hawaii’s leading HVAC company. We provide a complete range of services including HVAC maintenance and repair. Give us a call today and let’s get you sleeping again!