Air quality and temperature impact our health and productivity. Welltory will help you to follow how the air of the house affects your energy and stress level. To feel good, you need to track the following parameters:
- CO2 level
- Noise level
For example, high CO2 levels make people more tired and groggy in the mornings. It happens if we close the window when it’s cold, which makes CO2 levels skyrocket. Frequent colds, a weak immune system, and upper respiratory problems can all be the result of high CO2 levels.
Symptoms you may experience include:
- Trouble sleeping and insomnia
- Waking up tired, as if you hadn’t slept at all
- Apathy, laziness, depression
- Short attention span and low productivity
Recommended CO2 levels in ppm (parts per million).
- 450-600 ppm is considered to be ideal. It's what you get when you go outside for a walk.
- 600-1,000 ppm is within the normal range. When CO2 levels are higher, we start yawning and feeling sleepy.
- We start to notice that the room is stuffy only after CO2 levels reach 2,000 ppm. About 70% of people become less productive and have trouble concentrating.
But air quality isn’t the only thing that affects your health and productivity.
Too high noise levels and uncomfortable temperature in your workspace can affect your ability to concentrate. Bad lighting has a direct impact on how your brain works.
Studies show that the number of mistakes made by office employees went up by 44% when the temperature dropped from 77 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. When you’re cold, a lot of energy and attention is spent on trying to get warm, which means you have less energy to concentrate.
Humidity and dust are also important, especially for people with allergies, people who have asthma, pregnant people, and small children.