Will a dehumidifier help me sleep better at night?

This question was asked in Manhattan, New York on 07/09/2012.
I find my room is too hot or too cold. Will de-humidifiers help me fall asleep at night?

Doctors Answers (4)

Farhad Sigari, MD, FACS
Answered on: 7/27/2012

It may or it may make things worse. Depending on what part of the country you live and what time of year it is.

J. Douglas Hudson, MD, DABSM
Answered on: 7/11/2012

Adjusting the humidity in your bedroom can often help with falling asleep and staying asleep. Some like more and others less humidity so use your personal comfort as a guide.

Syed Nabi, M.D.
Answered on: 7/10/2012

The best way to know is try one out! If humidification is the cause of your falling asleep, it should help.

Richard J. Schumann Jr., MD
Answered on: 7/10/2012

Unless you are prone to upper airway infections or dry mouth from use of medications just using a dehumidifier is not going to do much interms of helping with sleep disordered breathing, insomnia or restless leg syndrome as your primary sleep pathology. You should optimize the room temperature and light prior to going to bed and be in a relaxed state of mind and body at least 45-60 minutes before beginning your nights sleep.