Bedroom is a place where people spend one third of their life. It is where we sleep and breathe for approximately 8 hours a day. So the air inside our bedroom is very important.
According to United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the bedroom must be cleaned regularly for it contains animal dander, pollens, dust mites, and other agents that cause allergy. EPA prefers the use of vacuum cleaner that has a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter to vacuum the carpet and furniture covered with fabric to lessen the buildup of dust. source
The bedroom can also contain molds, spores, hair, dust, odors, gases, and chemicals. The standard mattress can release gases from chemicals used in the process of manufacturing the product. Air fresheners can also contribute to the bedroom pollution instead of reducing it.
The National Sleep Foundation conducted a poll and found that Americans love their bedrooms. Americans where asked, what bedroom elements help you sleep? Below is the poll result that shows the percentage of Americans who claim that these bedroom elements are significant to having a good sleep at night.
- A comfortable mattress (92%)
- Comfortable pillows (91%)
- Comfortable feel of sheets and bedding (85%)
- Cool room temperature (79%)
- Fresh air, free of allergens (75%)
- Dark room (73%)
- Quiet room (72%)
The result of the poll above greatly shows that 75% percent of Americans claim that to have a good night sleep, the bedroom air must be fresh and free of allergens.
After the survey, the National Sleep Foundation gave a tip that people should make their bedrooms a sleeping sanctuary. The basic building blocks in making the best environment for sleeping are cool temperature, quietness, fresh air and comfort.
Since the bedroom air is one of the factors that contribute to having a good night sleep and health, the National Sleep Foundation is happy to introduce the first product for bedroom to carry the name of National Sleep Foundation.
The product is an air purifier called The National Sleep Foundation Bedroom Machine. It is designed and developed by Austin Air Systems. This air purifier was chosen for use in a new study of Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health on bedroom air quality and asthma. It is also used by the University of Buffalo in a number of studies on asthma and environment. source
The National Sleep Foundation Bedroom Machine is equipped with the most advanced filtering system that Austin Air Systems has ever designed. The filtering system of this air purifier is built and designed to meet the Johns Hopkins University Medical School’s requirements to capture submicron particles and gasses.
It combines filter technologies that are proven to provide effective and safe answer to improved sleep. The air passes through 15 lb of activated carbon at a rate of 250 cubic feet per minute. The air also passes through the High Efficiency Gas Adsorber (HEGA) Carbon Cloth and True Medical Grade High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter at a rate of 60 square feet per minute.
The National Sleep Foundation Bedroom Machine can remove a wide range of pollutants like chemicals, noxious gases and sub-micron particles. One of the great features of this machine is its ability to draw air into all sides called the 360 degrees progressive filtering system, and passes it through its 5-stage filter.
5 Filter Stages:
The 5-stages filter can remove the following:
The National Sleep Foundation Bedroom Machine is definitely the BEST air purifier for the bedroom, because it is the only air purifier for bedroom endorsed by the National Sleep Foundation.