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Everyday factors that can affect our moods

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The mind may triumph over matter, but it couldn’t hurt to make it less of a fight.  Things that we encounter everyday could be having an effect on our moods without us realising it. Here are some common environmental factors that may have a say in whether you have a good day.

Weather

Freezing cold or sweltering heat makes us uncomfortable, so it should be no surprise that our moods are affected by the weather.  A report published in the British Journal of Psychology found that warmer temperatures lower anxiety while more hours of sunshine in a day increased positive thinking.

The Electrolux ESM18CRA-PA air conditioner has a dry mode that dehumidifies the air while cooling your home.

On the other hand, there is such a thing as too much sun.  Overly hot weather has been linked to more aggressive behaviours, although humidity plays a huge part too.  Hot days make it harder to get a good night’s sleep, they dehydrate us and restrict our activities as we avoid going outside.  A lack of control over the cause of these circumstances can make us more irritable.  Humidity has also been shown to reduce our ability to concentrate and can sap our energy.

Generally, the optimal temperature for humans hovers between 22oC to 25 oC, although it can vary from person to person.  While we may not be able to control the climate, we can control the room temperature with the right use of air conditioners like the Electrolux ESM18CRA-PA, which offers pre-set climate controls that allow you to set the temperature of the room with one touch.  The air conditioner also offers a dry mode that helps to dehumidify the room while cooling it.

 

Noises

The Electrolux ESM18CRA-PA air conditioner has a dry mode that dehumidifies the air while cooling your home.

We may think we can tune it out or get accustomed to it, but noise pollution in our environment can affect our rest, concentration, productivity and even body functions such as respiration and heart rate.  Loud noises can cause stress as they increase the level of adrenaline in our body.

A study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology has found that employees working in a noisy environment had higher levels of stress and made 40 percent less attempts to solve a puzzle.

But while we can’t entirely expel noise from the home, we can reduce it by using quieter appliances, such as the Electrolux UltraSilencer and Powermix Silent.  The former is a vacuum that produces only 68 decibels of noise while in operation, while the latter is a blender that does its job at 77 decibels. This allows homeowners to still hold conversations or even play their favourite music while performing household chores.

Smells

Smells are linked to our memories, so bad odours that remind us of an unpleasant memory or those that we associate with danger can trigger stress or anxiety.  Conversely, good smells can have an energising or relaxing effect, depending on what the person smells.

If you wish to get rid of unwanted odours in the home, try an air cleaner like the Electrolux Oxygen 3. Its intelligent sensor can not only sense the air quality and noise level in your home to adjust its power levels; it comes with an odour absorption filter that helps to eliminate smells in the room. Use an air freshener or scent diffuser to fill the room with your favourite scent after the Electrolux Oxygen 3 is done cleaning, and enjoy a positive day at home.

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