How to stay cool at night

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, 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.

The Mlily Gel Memory Series is created with Mlily Cooling Gel Technology that is infused into our memory foam, to help you stay cool during the night and ensure a good night’s sleep. Our Gel Series has been carefully crafted to provide comfort and a refreshing feel. Discover our Gel Memory range below:

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 bedtime, as this can cause your body temperature & heart rate to rise, making it more difficult for you to fall asleep.

Take a hot bath

Ok, hear me out on this one. Taking a hot bath before bed is actually a great way to cool your body down ready for bed. That’s right, a hot bath will make your body temperature decrease after you get out, as your body adapts to the cooler environment. Baths are also a great way to relax before sleeping. Don’t do it immediately before going to bed, but an hour or so beforehand.

How to stay cool during sleep 

Freeze your pillowcases

this one has been around for an age but its a great tip, simply put your pillowcases in the freezer in the evening then put on your pillows before going to bed. Premier Gel Ice Pillows have Cool Gel Technology, for a bit of extra coolness throughout the night, & they come in Slim, Medium & Deep.

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 it 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 at night. Use a water bottle to avoid sleep spillages.