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Associations of Indoor CO2 Concentration with Sleep Quality and Other Human Responses

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Abstract

This paper summarizes current literature evidence on the associations of indoor carbon dioxide (CO2) with sleep quality and other human responses at dorms, bedrooms or other sleeping environments. Published literature was identified by searching Web of Science and Google Scholar, using the following keywords including carbon dioxide, sleep quality, ventilation rate, indoor air quality, and health effect. From selected studies, detailed findings were summarized based on subjective assessments and objective measurements. The collected data were then tabulated to observe the associations of CO2 concentration with sleep quality and other human responses. Furthermore, the potential confounding of researches was discussed. The results of the reviewed studies show that there was a tendency that lower CO2 concentration improved sleep quality. Given the findings of this summary, effects of indoor CO2 concentration on sleep quality are worthy for further study to elaborate the dose-response relationship between CO2 concentration and human responses during sleep and “no-effect” threshold of CO2 concentration for good sleeping environment requires further research.

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This study was financially supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51708006) and Foundation for Top Youth Team of Beijing Educational Committee.

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Luo, G., Zhang, X., Xie, J., Li, D. (2020). Associations of Indoor CO2 Concentration with Sleep Quality and Other Human Responses. In: Wang, Z., Zhu, Y., Wang, F., Wang, P., Shen, C., Liu, J. (eds) Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC 2019). ISHVAC 2019. Environmental Science and Engineering(). Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-9520-8_99

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