Using an air conditioner in summer, despite the comfort it provides, may negatively affect overall sleep quality
16 Feb 2017
The research suggests that sleep quality may be affected by subtle insensible airflow
Toyohashi University of Technology, in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and Asahi Kasei Homes, conducted research on the influence of airflow from the air conditioner on sleep. Using an air conditioner helps people sleep better on sweltering nights. However, researchers found that when airflow is directed at a human body, even at an insensible velocity, it impacts on sleep conditions causing sleeping positions and affects the depth of sleep.