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Just Like Broccoli…The A/C is Good for You!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Though air conditioning has become quite commonplace in our world today, it can still sometimes be considered a bit of a “luxury.” How often have you debated whether or not it is hot enough to turn on yet, or chosen to crack the windows a little more in order to save some money? However, there are times, when the temperatures are scorching, that air conditioning is not just a luxury, it is a necessity. Read below to find out what the health benefits of air conditioning are.

 

Prevents Sleep Deprivation- Trying to sleep in hot temperatures can often be frustrating, and in my case-usually unsuccessful. Tossing and turning all night is a common symptom of hot temperatures. Sleep loss can be very harmful to your health, especially if it occurs on a regular basis.

 

Asthma and Allergies-  Pollen, dust, smoke and other debris from the outside can really trigger allergies. When the pollen count gets high, the windows should be shut tight and the air conditioner should be blasting!

 

Avoid Heat Exhaustion- When it is hot, your body can suffer in a variety of ways. Heat exhaustion leading to heat stroke, or sunburn can develop when one is outside in the heat for prolonged periods of time. Cooling yourself off in an air-conditioned area every so often is a great way to prevent these potentially serious conditions.

 

So when the temperatures skyrocket that is not the time to try to save money by keeping the air conditioner off. Turn it up, it’s good for your health! Questions? Contact A.B. May.

 

Sources: http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/asthma/asthma_home.html 
www.medicinenet.com

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