Why the indoor climate and atmosphere in the bedroom play an important role in ensuring a good night’s sleep

Many factors determine how restful a night’s sleep is . In addition to a pleasant temperature, it is important to have suitable humidity. Air purifiers and air washers help rid the air of harmful particles and dirt. In addition, green plants with large leaves are very useful in the bedroom as they have a positive effect on the indoor climate. In the name of health, any kind of mold growth must also be prevented. If you succeed in doing this, you will sleep particularly deeply and restfully and wake up refreshed and invigorated in the morning .

How relaxed a person wakes up in the morning does not depend on how long they sleep, but on how well. A restful sleep strengthens health, awakens creativity and ensures well-being throughout the day. Therefore, the room climate and the atmosphere in the bedroom must be adapted to your own needs. Because even if we consciously do not notice anything during sleep, the body reacts very strongly to the ambient air – for better or worse.

Often people who sleep 8-9 hours at night are surprised that they are still bumped the next day and not really get going. In most cases this is due to the fact that the room atmosphere in the bedroom does not suit your own needs . It may be too hot or too cold, the humidity is too high or too low, or there are disruptive factors such as a very loud clock that does not allow the subconscious to rest. Anyone who repeatedly wakes up sleepless despite having enough rest time should therefore take a closer look at the indoor climate in their bedroom.


The temperature and the humidity have a great influence on the well-being and the quality of sleep . The room temperature in the bedroom should generally be 18 ° C. Depending on your own needs, it can also be a little above or below. If it is too cold in the bedroom, we freeze and wake up briefly to cover ourselves up. These disturbances in sleep can be so brief, they lead to massive tiredness in the morning. Too high a temperature leads to the fact that we sweat in our sleep, toss and turn to and fro and find no rest either. With a thermometer in the bedroom it is clear whether the temperature is right . If not, ventilation or heating can help.

There should also be a hygrometer in the bedroom. This provides information about the humidity in the bedroom . If this is too low, the mucous membranes dry out and cause discomfort in the morning. If it is too high, it promotes the formation of mold. Appropriate humidity is between 40% -60%. It should be noted that the room temperature influences the humidity . Warm air absorbs significantly more moisture than cold air. In addition, breathing increases the humidity in a room measurably. Accordingly, it should not be too high at the beginning of the night so that there is still room for improvement.


There are many small particles in the room air that have a negative impact on health or sleep . These include, for example, pollen and allergens that can trigger allergic reactions. Likewise, bacteria or microbes that pose a real threat to health often float in the air. Fine dust and hair from humans and animals are also in the air. If these are inhaled, it often leads to restless breathing and worsens the quality of sleep. But cigarette smoke or unpleasant smells also have negative effects on sleep. It is therefore advisable to filter all of these things out of the air in the best possible way in order to improve the quality of sleep.

Air purifiers and air washers do a good job here . These perform similar tasks, but are each based on a different technology. While air purifiers work with professional filters, water baths are used in air washers. This increases the humidity in a room at the same time , so that a humidifier does not have to be purchased. Such devices are therefore particularly suitable in rooms with too low a humidity, whereas they should be avoided in very humid rooms. Otherwise there is an increased risk of mold growth.


A very good and natural way to regulate the humidity in a room is to use plants . These perform photosynthesis and thereby increase the humidity in the bedroom. Green plants with large leaves are particularly suitable for this. It is also possible to set up several cacti. It is important that the plants have enough moisture. At the same time, it is important not to overwater them. Otherwise, mold spores will quickly form in the earth, which will get into the air and negatively affect health and sleep quality. If used correctly, however, plants serve to improve the quality of sleep and prevent diseases.

If you don’t want to rely on plants, there are other ways to regulate the humidity in the bedroom. It is possible to place a bowl with water on the heater or to place the clothes horse with freshly washed laundry there. This releases moisture into the room and increases the humidity. The other way around, a bowl with salt can be set up if the humidity is too high. This binds the water in the air and thus reduces the humidity. As soon as the salt begins to clump , the bowl should be replaced. However, it is often enough to ventilate well for a few minutes to reduce the humidity.

Jamie Clark

Hello, I’m Jamie Clark, 32 years old, and I have been living in the USA for a few years.
Since I was a child, I have suffered from a house dust allergy, severely affecting me. I felt the effects both while exercising and while sleeping. Constant sneezing after getting up and difficult breathing were the consequences. The allergy has also developed into asthma, which is still a sporting restriction today.

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