In preparation for World Ventil8 Day, the World Ventil8 Day website has released a list of facts about ventilation to help inform readers as to why indoor ventilation is such a big deal. While many people may be aware of a few of the listed facts, there are some rather surprising inclusions.
If you want to learn more about any of these facts, please visit the World Ventil8 Day website, as they have listed the studies and sources for many of the facts. If you’re looking for some further reading, this is the perfect place to do so!
So, what are the facts? Well, the first is one many are not aware of - ventilation helps you sleep. It’s been found in studies that those with better ventilation in their bedroom were able to sleep better and concentrate better the next day.
Another fact, and one that was quite surprising to hear, is that ventilation can reduce sickness absence. While the study was carried out in schools, where ventilation increases attendance, these findings likely carry over to workplaces too.
The third fact is one we’ve discussed at length in recent news articles here on Airpophealth - ventilation helps you perform better. This is due to the buildup of carbon dioxide in unventilated buildings and indoor spaces that hinders our cognitive ability.
Furthermore, ventilation can help prevent respiratory infection, as studies in both army barracks and nursing homes have shown lower respiratory illness in buildings with higher ventilation.
While there are more facts to read about on the World Ventil8 Day website (and we recommend you do!), they all boil down to one fact - ventilation is important. Very important! For both our mental and physical health, it’s vital to ensure we have good airflow since we spend 90% of our time indoors.