5 Dangers of Low Indoor Temperature

2. Heart Disease

We’ve already mentioned that poor sleep due to cold temperatures can contribute to heart disease. But in this case, indoor chill represents a double risk. Living in a cold home may raise blood pressure and heart rate all day long because it causes the blood vessels to constrict.

This is especially risky for people who already have underlying cardiovascular issues, and can weaken the body over the long term in people who are healthy.

If you are in a high risk group, it is vitally important that you find a way to stay as comfortable as possible throughout the day. Maybe that means working in a coffee shop instead of at home, spending more time with friends, or investing in products that can better insulate or heat one or two rooms in the house.

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