Getting A Good Sleep During These Hot Summer Nights
There is nothing better than waking up to the sun beaming through the gaps around your curtains to let you know it is going to be a glorious day. That’s what summer is all about. Sun, sun and more sun. However, on the flip side of the coin, there is nothing worse than trying to go to sleep when it is still absolutely boiling.
All that tossing and turning, the sheets coming with us because they have stuck to you thanks to that sweat-glue, and you can’t sleep without your duvet, which you loathe almost as much as your partner because their body heat is making the room hotter. It’s the worst.
If you are nodding your head (and panting) while reading this then it is time to smile because we have come up with a list of genius ways you can drift off to sleep despite the unbearable heat. Enjoy.
- Ice Your Rice
This may seem like an insane thing to do, but you can make a DIY cold-water bottle by putting a load of ice in a sock, tying it up and then putting it in the freezer. Once it is frozen, take it to bed with you and put it on your pulse points – wrists, temples, ankles, feet – and you’ll be instantly cooler.
- Cost-Effective AC
So many people that have air-conditioning units in their home, only use them in the day because of the cost. They think it is one of those home cooling mistakes that you should avoid making. However, as this blog shows, you can make your air conditioning unit way more energy efficient (and thus cost-effective) by maintaining it properly. This will mean you can get the most blissful night’s sleep you’ve had since the sun came out.
- Going Commando Is Bad
It is the most tempting move of all, to just strip it all off and in a bid to be as cool as possible. However, it is best to keep your undies on because being in your birthday suit won’t work. Instead, get into some cotton pajamas. This will let your skin breath and soak up the sweat that you keep oozing.
- Ice Blast From A Fan
The things with fans are they blow hot air around the room. No one wants to sleep in a room where there is a loud, hot wind hurricane making them sweat and keeping them awake. So to deal with this, get a bowl full of ice and put it front of your fan. That way your fan will blast you with cool air. Thank you ice.
- Shut The World Out
When you wake up to that gorgeous sunny morning with bright blue skies and lovely warm sun, the best thing you can do is enjoy it for a second and then close the curtains or blinds. What this will do is keep your bedroom from overheating during the day so that it is nice and cool by the time you climb into bed the next night.
- Freeze Your Sheets
This is one of the most outrageous and most effective ways to stay cool at night. What you want to do is get your sheets, put them in a plastic bag, stick them in the freezer for a few minutes, and then put them on your bed. Of course, it won’t last all night, but that doesn’t matter; it will last long enough for you to drift off without sweating.