Tips for Sleeping in Hot Weather & Staying Cool at Night
We’ve all been there—tossing and turning in bed, struggling because you are practically glued to the sheets. It is awful to say the least! Here are some simple tricks that really help keep you cool for a better night sleep.
Sleep in cotton bed-sheets
Save the silk sheets and furry throws for autumn. Cotton bed linens are light and breathable which encourages airflow into your bedroom.
Take a cool shower
A cool bath or shower before bed can lower your body temperature, making it easier to relax in a warm room. Avoid freezing showers, however, as these can be overly stimulating and wake you up.
Make your own breeze
Invest in a silent electric fan to add an extra breeze and make sure there is regular air flow in the room. If you put a bowl full of ice cold water or ice cubes in front of it, it will pick up the cold moisture as the ice melts and circulate it around the room.
Freeze your bed-sheets
It might sound drastic, but putting your sheets and pillows into tight zip lock bags and popping them into the freezer half an hour before bedtime is one of the most satisfying warm weather rituals you can do. By the time you unpack them, they’ll feel gloriously cold.
Open the windows an hour before you go the bed
Providing you keep the curtains or blinds drawn to keep the sun off the windows, opening the windows will help to get the air circulating and let in some welcome breezes as the temperature starts to drop later in the evening.