Month: August 2020

Best bed sets to slip into during the UK heatwave

Best bed sets to slip into during the UK heatwave

If you’re one of those people who can’t nod off without a cover over you in bed, don’t panic. We have a solution to help you get your beauty sleep during this heatwave: silk sheets. This completely natural material is not only suuuuper soft, but it’s highly breathable, with thermal control properties that’ll help keep you cool in the summer (way more so than cotton) AND warmer in the winter.

Regardless of the weather, though, there are other pretty decent benefits to sleeping in silk. I mean, tell me that slipping into something so smooth and soft every evening doesn’t sound amazing. AND they look pretty good too.

Not only does it look great, there are some real benefits to using silk bedding.

  • Very smooth surface to lay your head on, causing less friction than more traditional cotton (this helps fight against wrinkles!)
  • Silk absorbs less moisture than cotton making it a healthier option for acne sufferers.
  • It won’t absorb your skincare products – so hey can stay where they belong – on your face!

This smooth, frictionless surface is also kinder on your hair, causing less static and therefore keeping your curls or blowdry looking great for longer.

Here are some more affordable options to fulfil your bed linen dreams!

Pure Mulberry Silk Bed Linen

SOAK & SLEEP

soakandsleep.com

This is a good mid-priced option, so stay alert for when the full bedding bundles are available – it’s a decent price for a quality set of silk sheets and it comes in an array of super-cute pastel shades.

Satin Silk Duvet Cover Set

HOTNIU

amazon.co.uk

If you just don’t have the budget to drop £500+ on a bedding set, we hear you. This satin option on Amazon is just as shiny and glam, but at a bargain price. There are six colours on offer, so you can stock up on several.

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UK weather: Had a bad night’s sleep?

UK weather: Had a bad night’s sleep?

Drink plenty of water

It may seem like an obvious one, but drinking plenty of water is often overlooked. Cool down from the inside out by staying hydrated with plenty of liquids. It is recommended to drink between 1.5 and 2 litres per day.

Avoid Alcohol

Bad news for some, but forecasters advise against drinking alcohol in the intense heat, as well as teas and coffees, which act as diuretics and can cause dehydration.

Switch the fan on

Fans can help your body regulate its internal temperature – and sticking a pan of ice cubes in front of it can make the circulating air even cooler. If you haven’t got one handy, fill a hot water bottle with cold water instead.

Sleep on a lower floor

If your home has several floors, it might be worth sleeping downstairs.

Freeze a flannel

Sticking a washcloth in the freezer can be especially refreshing to place on your forehead as you lie in bed.

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How to sleep in hot weather

How to sleep in hot weather

Getting a good night’s sleep can feel particularly difficult during the summer with long, light evenings coupled with allergies to deal with on top of the hot weather.

 How to sleep in hot weather

‘Our temperature is incredibly important to good quality sleep as a drop in heart rate and drop in core temperature are part of the process the body goes through when readying for sleep,’ an article from Metro explains.

Allow the air to flow

While keeping the windows in your bedroom open might be fairly obvious if the room is warm, we advise that keeping your room door open and windows in other rooms of your home will allow more air to flow around the space – and keep everything as cool as possible: Ensure there is a good airflow through the house so open windows on both side to allow the air to pass through.

Have a cool bath or shower before bed

Having a cool (or if you can stand it, cold) bath or shower before going to bed will encourage your core temperature to drop, meaning that you won’t be as hot before getting in to bed and will hopefully find it easier to drift off to sleep, even if it’s a warm evening.

Keep the heat out

Close blinds and curtains in rooms that are exposed to direct sunlight. The shade will help the room stay cooler. It’s important to do this early on in the day, so that when the sun is at its highest and hottest in the middle of the day, the rooms in your home stay as cool as possible.

 

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