Summer is a fun season for spending time outdoors and having barbeques, but the hot weather makes it harder to sleep at night. During the day, drinking iced beverages and having a dip in the pool is cooling. Still, at night-time, the hot weather can be hard to deal with and uncomfortable. Here are a few ways you can cool things down at night:
Choose a Cooling Mattress
Your mattress itself can actually play a big part in temperature control, so it might be time for an upgrade. Investing in a good quality mattress will really make a difference in your sleep; if you are comfortable, then you are more likely to sleep better. Cooling mattresses are a great option if you get hot at night, especially during those summer months. There are some great options available, so take your time to compare them and read some reviews.
Swap Your Bedding
Many people keep the same bedding all year-round. Still, if the seasons bring different weather and significant temperature changes, you should actually have both. Having just the sheets and no quilts or comforters during the summer will feel much better, but if you find it difficult to sleep with only a sheet, opt for a lightweight quilt.
Fabric is Important
As for the material of your sheets, you should choose good quality 100% cotton fabrics. Natural fibers are much better at wicking away moisture and are more breathable than polyester blends. Bamboo is also a popular choice in summer, but avoid silks and sateen in the summertime, as they can stick to the skin, and the tight weave is less breathable.
Keep the Curtains Closed
If your bedroom faces the sun, you want to keep as much of it out as possible. While it may seem antisocial, keeping your curtains and blinds closed will block some of the heat from your room. You might also want to keep the window closed during the day to keep some of the hot air out.
Switch Electronics Off
Avoid having electrical items in your room because electricity generates heat. It can make a difference to your room temperature if you have lights on or a television running, so turn things off wherever possible.
Agree to Distance
This might not be ideal in a relationship. Still, the truth is, each body generates heat, and multiple people mean more heath. If you can both agree to it, sleeping in separate rooms or beds can make a big difference.
Wear the Right Sleepwear
Just like picking the right fabric for your sheets is essential, your pajamas count too. Choose loose fit cotton or linen nightwear that is comfortable and breathable. Alternatively, sleep in your undies or nothing at all!
Keep the Air Circulating
Things always feel much better when there is a breeze. Even if you don’t have a cooling air-con, a fan can make a difference too. Keep the air moving, and if the temperature drops overnight, you can crack open the window.
It’s essential to drink plenty of water throughout the day, as the hot weather means you will be sweating more and losing moisture. If you don’t like water, try some infused water instead! Just be careful not to drink too much before you sleep, or you will be waking up for a trip to the bathroom in the middle of the night!
The hot weather comes with ups and downs, but do your best to make the most of it, and hopefully, these tips can help you tackle some of the issues that the heat brings.