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16 Ways To Keep Cool When Sleeping

ways to stay 16 cool cool when sleeping We all look forward to the long days and hot sun of summer. But the sweaty, sleepless nights? That's another matter. If a fan, open window or air conditioning unit just won't do, here are some other ways you can beat the heat. Sleeplessness Level 1: Keep air flowing Create a cross breeze over your bed. Face a fan towards an open window with your bed in-between. Here's what you can try as your first port of call if those balmy nights are proving tricky. Upgrade your sheets Allow your bed to breathe. Light-coloured, lightweight linens are best at keeping a bed ventilated. Keep comfy Wear loose cotton sleepwear in bed. Some people prefer to sleep au naturel, but we'll leave that decision up to you. Keep a cool head Swap your large fluffy pillow for a small and firm replacement. Your head is one of the hottest parts of your body, and a fluffy pillow will further contain the heat. Try damp hair Go to bed with damp hair to keep yourself cooler throughout the night - if you don't mind a bit of moisture. Stay low Move to a low level - or the floor. Heat rises, so the lower you are, the cooler you'll be. Freeze a bottle Use a cool cloth Freeze a damp washcloth (flannel) and take it with you to bed. It'll keep you cool as you fall asleep. Fill a hot water bottle and freeze for a bed-friendly icepack. Sleeplessness Level 2: When the going gets tough, it's time to try something new. Get cold feet Dunk your feet into a bucket of cold water when feeling hot. Pulse points in our feet and ankles are sensitive to temperature, so you'll cool down quickly. ool breez Cool the room by draping a damp sheet in front of an open window Create a - the breeze will do the rest. 12 Hang out Sleep in a hammock. Hanging mid-air will allow for better airflow to take your heat away. Ice your fan Fill a bowl with ice cubes and place in front of a fan. The ice cubes will slowly melt dispersing a cool breeze. 14 Go Egyptian Wrap yourself in a damp sheet while sleeping. Legends say ancient Egyptians used this technique to keep cool on hot nights. 15 Eat strategically Eating smaller meals more frequently will reduce the heat produced by metabolism - keeping you cooler at night. (13 Upgrade your mattress Switch to a gel mattress. The thermo regulating properties of the TheraPur ActiGel range provides both aeration and comfort - perfect for a cool night's slumber. 16 Try rustic bedding Swap your heat-trapping mattress for a modest bamboo or straw mat. Not as soft, but not as hot either. Whether you're freezing a water bottle or sleeping like an Egyptian - enjoy everything summer has to offer - including the warm nights. Sources Breene, S. (2015). 24 tricks to survive hot summer nights. Dreams. (2014). Well-being through sleep. Henry. A. (2011). How can I stay cool while I sleep? Mann, J. (2013). 7 surprising ways to stay cool at night without AC. National Sleeping Foundation. (2015). Sleeping when it is blistering hot. cc This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attributions-Share Alike 4.0 International License - Sleep: Matters THE CLUB POWERED BY Dreams

16 Ways To Keep Cool When Sleeping

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Sleeping in the heat can be incredibly uncomfortable. This infographic lists 16 ways you can keep cool at night and get a better night's sleep.


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