Sleeping in the Hot Weather
Trying to get to sleep when it’s hot is something most people hate. Now it’s started to get hotter, here are our 5 favourite tips to aid sleeping in the hot weather.
Cotton on to using cotton! Avoid the temptation of going completely starkers as the hot moisture will go straight to the mattress, heating your bed up. Cotton pyjamas lets your skin breathe and allows for air circulation.
Cool (running) wrists. Run your wrists under cold water for 30 seconds. As your wrists are a pulse point, by making them less hot you will help keep your whole body temperature down as this will cool the blood.
Embrace the darkness! Keep your curtains closed during the day to keep the heat at bay. When you come home from work then you can open up the curtains and windows to let the cool air in.
“Ice ice bottle, (dun du du dun du du dun dun)” Fill a hot water bottle with ice cold water or put it in the freezer to make an ice pack then take to bed to stop you from overheating.
Sheets of ice. Put your bed sheets in a plastic bag in the freezer for 30 minutes. Take them out and make the bed. Get under your sheets as quick as possible. Imagine the bliss of crawling into the refreshingly cold bed. Mmmm.
Sleeping in the Hot Weather Bonus tip! Longer nights means those night owls are out and about for longer and louder. Try using some earplugs to block out any distracting sounds for a better night’s sleep. We can recommend the Otifleks Goodsleep earplugs. You can find them here. Available in small, medium, large and extra large.
Take a look at the BBC website for even more information on sleeping in the hot weather.