Although most of us love summer, it can mean many hot, restless nights ahead.
But there’s no reason to continue the discomfort this summer – read our tips below and prep your way to a comfortable and cool night’s sleep on the forthcoming muggy nights.
Sleep in cotton
Save the silk sheets and furry throws for autumn. Cotton is a natural fibre that’s light and breathable, so pure cotton bedding will allow for better air circulation. We also recommend you opt for natural cotton nightwear over synthetic fibres as its breathability will help you keep cooler throughout the night.
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 sheets
It might sound drastic, but putting your sheets and pillows into 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.
Unplug any appliances
The thought of not charging your phone at night might sound unbearable, but laptop and phone chargers, even when idle, can produce unwanted heat. Unplug your appliances before you go to bed or simply charge them in a different room to keep your bedroom cooler through the night.