When you are sleeping, what happens to the air in your room? Without air, the humidity in the room is imbalanced, leading to poor sleep and increased health risks. Sleeping in a room without proper air ventilation can cause headaches, sore throat, and other symptoms. Furthermore, without proper ventilation, you can experience more serious health problems like sinus infections, asthma, and even death.
The researchers conducted sleep experiments in two rooms with sealed external air vents. For the first week, the participants could open the window four inches and close it as they desired. The second week, the participants were allowed to sleep in the room with an electric heater below the window. They were also free to choose their preferred sleepwear and bedding. Their results revealed that sleeping in a room without proper ventilation increases carbon dioxide levels in the air.
Poor air ventilation in rooms with no windows can lead to a variety of health problems. Low air quality and fluctuating humidity levels contribute to stale air that promotes bacteria and viruses. Poor ventilation is also linked to sick building syndrome, which causes symptoms like nose and eye irritations and increased susceptibility to colds and flu. While these symptoms often disappear when you leave the poorly ventilated room, you can still be at risk for acquiring sick building syndrome if your room is not well-ventilated.
Lack of windows in your bedroom creates the perfect environment for mold growth. Mold thrives on moisture and heat, so it is important to keep air flow in your room at all times. Besides the health hazards, sleeping in a room with no air ventilation is also uncomfortable and can lead to a host of other health problems. This can include asthma and bronchitis. If left untreated, these conditions could even lead to death.