The Jakarta Post
The level of carbon dioxide in the environment of where we sleep is a key factor in determining the quality of sleep we experience. (Shutterstock/File)
People who travel frequently to cities that are less polluted and populated than Jakarta may wonder why they sleep better there.
It may have to do with the level of carbon dioxide in the surrounding environment.
According to Travel+Leisure, researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology examined their test subjects’ quality of sleep by placing them into two groups that slept in separate rooms. While one group slept in a room with open windows and doors, the other group slept in a sealed room.
The experiment showed that the group that slept in the room with open windows and doors experienced a better quality of sleep than the group that slept in the sealed room. The researchers concluded that the better sleep quality could be attributed to the low carbon dioxide level in the open room.
Although opening the windows in urban Jakarta may not be an ideal way to lower the level of carbon dioxide in your home, those who live in secluded areas or faraway suburbs can certainly try it to experience the results themselves. (ezr/kes)