Summer Nights Sleep
This beautifully weather may only last a few days and will probably be our summer.
We all should be grateful but it wouldn’t take long before people start to complain and we hear “some rain would be nice”
Trying to get a good night sleep in hot weather can be difficult leaving us feeling tired and moody in the morning. Here are a few tips to help.
- 1. During the day leave your curtains and windows closed. Not allowing the Sun or Hot air in to your bedroom keeps the temperature down creating a cooler environment to fall asleep within.
- Ideally you should have an all-weather Duvet which you can change the tog offering you a lighter option during the warm weather.
- Have a cool shower before bed, this helps bring your body temperature down.
- Use a hot water bottle, but fill it with cold water and leave in your bed as normal.
- Put your pillow cases and sheets in the freezer 30mins before bedtime. Once you have dressed your bed again they should stay cool for 30-40mins giving you enough time to fall asleep.
- Ideally wear PJs made from cotton, these allow the skin to breath and ensure the sweat is soaked up.
- Place an ice tray in front of a fan; this will help circulate cool air within the bedroom.
- Don’t exercise too close to bed time as this will raise your body temperature.
- One of the areas where your blood flows closet to the surface is your wrists, try running cold water over this for 10-15mins.This will help bring your temperature down before bedtime.
- Avoid eating a heavy meal or spicy food before bedtime it may cause you to feel even Hotter
- Drink water regularly during the day, but not too much at night. About
½ pint before bed will be enough to keep you hydrated and prevent
you from having to get up and go to the loo.
- The optimal bedroom temperature for sleeping is between 16°C and