Yes, you and your child's teacher are doing everything possible to help advance your child's education. But, believe or not, the temperature in your home can also have an impact on your child's learning abilities in different ways. The following guide will show you how to use an AC to achieve optimal temperature settings for your child.
An AC, Temperature & Memory-Enhancing Sleep
The human body automatically creates more melatonin when the temperature drops to a certain degree. Melatonin is a neurotransmitter that will help your child get sleepy and help him or her stay asleep the whole night. The temperature you need to set your air conditioning system to is 68 degrees.
Sleep is very important for your child, especially if he or she is school-aged. Studies have shown that memory retention takes place during deep slumber. The brain cells create long-term connections (or memories) when the body enters one of the later REM stages. And this stage only happens if your child sleeps soundly enough to reach the deep-slumber REM stages. You should also know that lack of sleep may cause your child to lose focus and motivation.
As you can see, setting your air conditioning system to the aforementioned temperature might help your child remember his or her lessons.
Study Time and Your AC
Setting your AC to a study-enhancing temperature can be helpful. A study found that a student's performance is affected by the temperature around him or her. The study found that 72 degrees was the best temperature for students. The study showed that students were able to concentrate on test and perform better when the temperature was set to the aforementioned temperature.
The reason is heat will frustrate your child's mind by raising his or her body temperature. A raised body temperature may also make your child a little cranky, which won't help your child study. A hot temperature mixed with humidity may make your child lack energy. This is because your child's body uses up energy to cool down, yet the humidity makes this attempt futile. The humidity doesn't allow the sweat to evaporate because there is too much moisture in the air. The heat makes your child's sweat warmer; consequently, making your child feel hotter.
Another study found that 72 degrees also helps increase productivity. This should help your child if he or she has a test the very next day and needs an extra push.
As you can see, an air conditioning system may help your child's memory, study-time and learning abilities. (Contact heating and cooling services for more information on AC)