We all know there are benefits to good, quality sleep. For example, it can help reduce stress, improve mood, and help you think clearly. But another critical aspect of sleep is often overlooked: detoxification.
That’s right. Sleep can help flush your brain of toxins.
When you’re sleeping, toxins and endotoxins are flushed from the brain. Some of these toxins include the proteins beta-amyloid and tau. These proteins can hinder communication between neurons. When these build up, it can cause Alzheimer’s or dementia (1). When we don’t get enough sleep, those toxins build up in our brains. Sleeping is one of the most beneficial things we can do for our health. And the deeper the sleep, the better.
Sleep and the Lymphatic System
Sleep directly impacts the lymphatic system, as it regulates immune processes. The lymphatic system is the body’s waste center. It gets rid of disease and dead cells in tissues. If the lymphatic system doesn’t work correctly, it can lead to significant health issues, making sleep important.
Lymphatic fluid also contains cells that fight illness. The lymphatic system uses lymph nodes to create these cells, transporting pathogens to the lymph nodes when an invader is present.
Sleep and the Glymphatic System
The glymphatic system differs from the lymphatic system but has the same function, only for the brain. This system rids the brain of cellular waste. Spinal fluid, part of the glymphatic system, transports proteins and detritus to lymphatic ducts, where the lymphatic system takes over and disposes of them.
How to Get Better Sleep with Air Purification
Studies show exposure to airborne pollutants can lead to disturbed sleep and respiratory issues. Air purification is one of the most important ways to improve the quality of your sleep. Poor air quality can leave you waking up in the middle of the night or not sleeping enough. This can cause you to feel like no matter how much sleep you get, it’s never enough.
High-quality air purification can remove dust, pet dander, pollen, smoke, allergens, VOCs, and chemicals from the air, allowing you to get a better night’s rest.
Where do Pollutants Come From?
Indoor air pollution can come from many sources, especially in the bedroom. Dust is a significant concern in many bedrooms, as it can accumulate on window treatments, surfaces, and bedding. VOCs may also be emitted from carpets, furniture, building materials, paint, household products, and even beauty and skincare products.
Some homes may also have mold, which latches onto damp areas and can cause major negative health effects. Smoking and vaping are also concerning and can lead to a buildup of airborne contaminants.
Electronics like televisions, laptops, and tablets can emit harmful airborne pollutants.
Running an air purifier at night can even reduce snoring, which allergies, sinus issues, or airborne pollutants can cause. They also improve air circulation, which can be another contributing factor to snoring.
One satisfied Austin Air customer says, “My boyfriend’s snoring is GONE! He said he feels so much more energized when he wakes up. I also feel more energized in the morning and feel like I’m more clear-headed.”
The Austin Air Bedroom Machine
When choosing an air purifier for better sleep, you want to ensure the air purifier you use has plenty of medical-grade HEPA, which is highly effective at capturing even the smallest particles like mold spores, bacteria, and viruses. The EPA recommends that air purifiers use HEPA in their filters, like the Austin Air Bedroom Machine, which uses 60 square feet of medical-grade HEPA (2). The Bedroom Machine is designed to give you the ultimate protection by removing 99.97% of airborne pollutants, including viruses down to 0.1 microns, bacteria, dust, dander, and allergens, and uses 60 square feet of medical-grade HEPA.
The Austin Air Bedroom Machine also uses up to 15 pounds of activated carbon, which defends against chemicals, VOCs, and gasses.
The Bedroom Machine also uses HEGA carbon cloth. Bacteria and viruses are drawn to the cloth by electrostatic forces, also known as van der Waals forces. Contaminants are removed from the air and trapped in the filter. HEGA not only captures pollutants but destroys them. HEGA is highly effective at removing viral particles and bacteria, VOCs, and gasses.
Keep the air in your bedroom pollution-free, and get the good night’s sleep you deserve!
It can be difficult to control asthma, which can be frustrating when it comes to sleep. Asthma attacks can come with potentially life-threatening risks. Dust, allergens, pet dander, and chemicals, all of which are frequently found in the bedroom, can trigger asthma attacks.
Austin Air partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for a clinical trial to measure how an Austin Air purifier could help reduce children’s asthma symptoms and ER visits. Our air purifiers were run in the children’s bedrooms at night and in the main family room during the day. Over twelve months, the children’s asthma improved, and they experienced fewer hospital visits.
One Austin Air customer says: “I have had asthma all my life… I stopped using my steroid medication for my asthma because I don’t have symptoms. I sleep better and wake up more refreshed. I have never experienced this level of relief in my entire life… Thank you, Austin.”