The blazing summer heat is thoroughly underway, and with that comes hot, restless nights. So, now is the perfect time to find out how to keep your bedroom cool and breezy for a restful sleep without cranking up the air con. Sleep expert April Mayer from AmeriSleep.com has outlined the best tips to optimize your sleep experience by keeping temperatures down in your home. To get a good night’s rest, your body needs to lower its core temperature to one that’s ideal for sleeping. You can achieve this, even on a hot summer night, by following these 5 top tips:
5 Top Tips to Keep Your Bedroom Cool This Summer and Sleep Well
1) Optimize your bedsheets
You should also make your bedsheets as comfortable and cool as possible to aid sleep. As a quick fix, you can freeze your bedsheets by putting them in a plastic bag and storing them in the freezer. When you put them on before bed, they will keep you cool and help you fall asleep. You should also select bedsheets comprised of the most beneficial material. Cotton is good for breathability, allowing air to flow around your body whilst wicking away moisture like sweat. Tencel sheets stay cool consistently throughout the night. Wool is another surprisingly cooling option as it acts as a barrier to external heat.
2) Dress cool
As well as your bedding, make sure you are wearing the materials with the best cooling properties. Cotton pajamas are an excellent choice. Cotton is breathable, allows air to flow, and wicks away moisture. So healthy and nice!
3) Choose a cooling mattress
You could invest in a cooling mattress to ensure you stay chilled out while you sleep. Several mattress types promote airflow and pull body heat away from you. These include:
Gel mattresses also absorb heat, pulling body heat away from you but are often not as breathable as other types.
4) Snooze alone
This may be unrealistic for some couples, especially if they like to snuggle up, but if it is not an issue, you should embrace your own space. If two people share a bed, that is two people radiating heat — double the heat when sleeping alone. Also, if you sleep alone, you can spread your limbs out further, allowing air to move freely around your body.
5) Plan for a cool night’s sleep
You can establish a routine before going to sleep to keep you cool. For example, you could prepare a cool icy drink to consume to bring down your internal temperature. A cold shower before bed is another way to reduce your body temperature. Ice packs could be applied to help chill your body as well. A fan can also quickly blow any hot air away from the bedroom for cool surroundings.