Tips to sleep well during summer !

Struggling to sleep through hot summer nights? One of the most important factors for getting a good night’s rest is the temperature of your sleep environment. Studies have shown that the optimal conditions for sleep are a slightly cool room and a lower core temperature. But during hot summer months or a heatwave, achieving these conditions can sometimes prove to be elusive. Here are a few ways to make those hot summer nights a bit cooler.

Divine You Mag - Tips to sleep well during summer

Divine You Mag – Tips to sleep well during summer

Close the Blinds and Curtains:

During the day, close all blinds and curtains to keep the sunlight out of your home. This will help keep the temperature from rising too high.

Invest in Quality Sheets:

Look for sheets that contain natural fibers, which are more breathable and help wick away moisture. Cotton and bamboo sheets offer the most breathability and moisture-wicking.[1]

Take a Cold Shower:

Not only will a cold shower cool you off, some believe a cold shower before bed can help trigger sleep signals, helping you drift off to dreamland even quicker.

Unplug at night:

As in, literally disconnect electronics. Gadgets and other small appliances give off heat, even when turned off. Reduce total heat in the house (and save energy!) by keeping plugs out of sockets when the appliances are not in use. [2]

These tips will help you to cope with the warmest summer nights and will let you enjoy long quality sleep and rest enough to face your days full of energy.

 

[1] Information based on http://blog.sleeptrain.com/beat-the-heat-8-tips-to-sleep-cool-this-summer/
[2] Information based on https://greatist.com/happiness/tricks-to-sleep-in-the-heat