Can’t sleep because it is simply just too hot? Research indicates that there is an ideal sleeping temperature and with the nights warming up, many will find it increasingly difficult to fall asleep. These hot nights also lead to poor quality sleep with fewer periods of deep, restful sleep. MiniJumbuk has gathered some great tips to help you achieve the best sleep as the temperature soars.
Try to keep your house as cool as possible during the day. If you have an air conditioner, turn it on. If you don’t, shut your windows and doors early in the morning, and close your curtains. A fan will help with air movement and will improve your comfort, particularly if it is humid. Only open your house if the temperature is cooler outdoors.
Choose natural fabrics for your bedclothes and pyjamas if you need them. Light cottons, bamboo, and even wool are excellent choices and have wicking properties to draw moisture away from the skin, helping to keep you cool and dry throughout the night.
Water is a wonderful way to get cool. Before heading to bed, take a cool shower or grab a spray bottle and give yourself a light mist. Spritzing is particularly effective if you also have a fan. You may like to try popping a bowl of ice in front of the fan to help cool down the air. For that icy cold feeling, grab an ice pack or freeze a wet towel or cloth and place on your head, neck or feet.
So to beat the heat this summer, choose any or all of these useful hints to achieve your ideal bedroom temperature and enjoy a great night’s sleep.