It’s that time of year again when we appreciate the warmer weather, longer days and sunnier climates. But it comes with sacrifices to our quality of sleep. In the UK, air conditioning isn’t common in many households, so sleeping can become uncomfortable during warmer spells.
It’s true that we sleep better when cooler, as a drop in core body temperate is a signal for our bodies to prepare for sleep- which is a deeply common characteristic amongst a number of mammals.
With help from the Sleep Foundation, we’ve put together tips that can help you prepare for bed at night for a more cool and comfortable sleep…
What you can do before bed
Invest in the right mattress and pillow
Having a good quality mattress and pillows that work with your body to help you have the most comfortable sleep is key. It’s a great investment that you’ll thank yourself for later, especially during the summer.
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Don’t exercise close to bedtime
Exercise during the day is great for sleep as it can help you feel more tired in the evening. But refrain from exercising very close to bed time, as this can cause your body temperature to rise and make it more difficult for you to fall asleep.
Take a hot bath
As strange as it sounds, taking a hot bath before bed is actually a great way to cool your body down ready for bed. Taking a hot bath is beneficial as your body temperature decreases after leaving the bath as your body adapts to the cooler environment. Baths are also a great way to relax before sleeping. Don’t take a hot bath immediately before going to bed, as this can have the opposite effect.
How to stay cool during sleep
Freeze your pillow cases
A great tip for staying cool and to help you drift off to sleep- simply put your pillowcases in the freezer in the evening then put on your pillows before going to bed.
Use a bedside fan
The perfect option for keeping you cool throughout the night, and an alternative to having air conditioning in your home. It’s a great way to cool the room down too, without having the window open throughout the night.
Keep ice water within reach
Fill a glass with icy water and keep in close reach throughout the night. Sweating during sleep can also lead to dehydration, so it’s important to keep liquids close when you become thirsty in the night.
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