The environment we live in has a direct impact on our wellbeing – and when it’s too hot, we often find it’s harder to sleep. Children are especially sensitive to room temperature – and for some, a too-hot (and by default, too-dry) home will trigger breathing difficulties, leading to more serious respiratory problems.
Older people are also more likely to suffer in an overly hot room, and overheating at night is thought to be a contributing factor to serious issues like heart attacks, stroke and asthma.
Overheating has obvious cost implications too. Even for those who aren’t concerned about money, it’s not smart to use precious resources for heating you don’t need.