5 Ways To Get A Better Night’s Sleep This Summer

Most of us look forward to the summer with all those sunny days at the beach barbecues and so on to look forward to. But everything pleasurable has its downsides and one of them comes at night time in the summer months when you simply can’t cool off. So here are five tips on how to stay cool in the bed this summer.

Protect yourself from the sun
Wearing sun cream is essential if you want to avoid sunburn when you are out in strong sunshine for hours at a time. Sleeping with sunburn isn’t easy when your skin is burning hot, it simply adds to the discomfort on hot nights.

Keep yourself hydrated
Drinking cool glasses of water will not only help keep your body temperature down, it will also keep you hydrated and stop you waking up with headaches. It can also be beneficial to drink water along with alcohol to stop yourself getting dehydrated.

Don’t drink too much
Alcohol consumption often goes up at this time of year as we’re all out an about more. Alcohol isn’t great for sleep so it is worth cutting down if you want to reduce those nasty hangovers and interrupted sleep.

Avoid eating too much
Eating too much before bed time will increase the amount of work your body has to do so keeping meals light is important if you want to avoid overheating.

Keep out sunlight
Sunlight beaming into your room at 5am is often the culprit if you find yourself waking up earlier than usual. Simply investing in some thicker blackout curtains or blinds will help reduce the mount of light in the room and stop you waking up too early.