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How to stay cool in the heat

Jul 10, 2020

We’ve all been there: You’re tossing and turning in bed, you keep waking up because you’re literally stuck to the bedsheets and your body is dripping in sweat. You’ve opened the window but it’s still boiling!! There are a few things you can do to help yourself throughout the hot summer nights:

Drop it down low 

Hot air rises, so it’s a good idea to get as far down as you can to make sure you’re surrounded by cool air. If you’re desperate to escape the heat that won’t let you sleep, head downstairs or sleep on the floor.

Switch everything off so you can turn off

Turn off all the plug sockets in the room to help the room stay cool. Electrical sockets kick out a great amount of heat especially for sources that stay plugged in for long periods of time. Turn these off, and save yourself some energy while you’re at it.

A good routine

Hot weather can usually encourage you to completely change your bedtime routine, be wary of this and try not to swerve. It’s important to stick to your usual sleeping schedule so that you’re less likely to wake up during the heat of the night.

Hydrate inside and out 

Make sure you’re drinking plenty of the correct fluids throughout the day and before bedtime, avoid alcohol and any drinks with high amounts of caffeine. A cool shower or bath before bed is also great and will get your body ready for the heated night to come. You can even spray some water from a plant mister that creates a watery mist around the room.

Dress for the occasion

Don’t go commando! As tempting as it is, rather than sleeping in the nude, sleep in cotton pyjamas to let your skin breathe and ensure that any sweat is soaked up. In the same way, sleep with thin cotton bed sheets as they will absorb sweat and create a cool feel only your skin, making your nights less restless.

Don’t be a napper

Hot weather naturally makes us more sleepy and tired faster, as we’re using more energy throughout the day to regulate our internal temperature. But if you can, try to avoid napping throughout the day, as your nighttime sleep is more likely to be disturbed, and this is far more precious to you than that cheeky day time nap.

Good night, and sleep tight! - by Mia, ComfaSleep

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