Sleep problems during summer are very common because of the unbearable heat that makes it harder yo sleep. But you can now avoid the discomfort you are about to feel this coming summer by the tips given int his article.
It can often be a struggle getting a good night’s sleep during summer – temperatures rise and the sweltering heat and humidity leaves us tossing and turning.
‘Hot weather can be a nuisance when it comes to bedtime, and while we may celebrate the warmth of the sun and the longer, brighter days, heat can cause havoc when it comes to catching the Zzzs,’ says Lisa Artis at The Sleep Council.
‘Ideally, bedrooms should be around 16-18°C (60-65°F) but if, at nighttime, the outside temperature remains higher, or your bedroom has retained the heat from the day, it can be difficult to keep cool. Your body temperature needs to lower slightly before you go to sleep which is why it’s difficult to drop off when you’re too hot.’
So how can we keep cool and get to sleep despite the heat? Take a look at these tips and tricks below:
TIPS AND TRICKS
1. ‘Pull out your hot water bottle, but fill it with ice cold water and have it in bed with you.’
2. ‘Also, try putting socks in the fridge and wear them in bed – cooling your feet lowers the overall temperature of your skin and body, ideal during a hot summer’s night.’
3. ‘Cool a pillow case in the fridge before bedtime or try one of the new cooling pillows that are available to buy – both will help you keep a cool head!’