Hot Weather Sleep Hacks

How to sleep in hot weather if you share a bed with someone else

How to sleep in hot weather if you share a bed with someone else

Following the recent heatwave we have compiled a list of top tips on how to get the best night’s sleep possible when sharing a bed with someone.

We’ve all been there. Rolling around in sticky sheets, flipping your pillow every four minutes, desperately hoping a breeze is going to find its way through your window.

Every year, on the rare days where the temperature skirts 30 degrees, we all basically develop heatwave insomnia. And it’s even worse if you share a bed.

No amount of pillow-flipping or duvet-turning can counter the additional heat that comes from another human body – but if you don’t want to opt for separate beds (or don’t have an additional sleeping space), there are things you can try.

Here’s a few ideas for how you can sleep better in this heat.

Take a cool shower

Just before you go to bed, take a cool shower to bring your body temperature down. Your body temperature needs to drop when you go to sleep, giving it a helping hand by cooling off in a cool shower should help you get to sleep faster.

Ditch your duvet

If you are someone that needs to sleep under the covers at night opt for a straight cotton bedsheet or quilt cotton cover- and if there are two of you, have one each. This will ensure moisture wicks away from each individual and bed-sharers don’t end up sticking to each other.

Sleep alone

Sorry lovers, if the heat is really too much you may have to sleep apart.

The good news is that heat rises, so the person banished to the sofa for the sweaty evening is likely to have a cooler night’s sleep.

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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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How to get a good night’s sleep in hot weather

How to get a good night’s sleep in hot weather

With glorious days of sunshine comes sticky, uncomfortable, and restless nights. Here’s how to get a good night’s sleep during a heatwave.

During this July’s record-breaking hot temperatures, some parts of the country soared to a roasting 38.5 degrees Celsius.

As we’re more accustomed to milder summer weather here in the UK, many of us were feeling sweaty, uncomfortable and tired after hot, restless nights tossing and turning in bed.

Very hot temperatures put us at risk of dehydration, overheating, heatstroke, and exhaustion, so it’s important to take precautions to keep cool.

Use the tips in this blog to create a comfortable sleep environment and keep cool at night to help you stay rested and refreshed during the hot weather.

  • Keep the curtains or blinds in your bedroom drawn throughout the day to keep the room cooler.
  • Drink plenty of water during the day and keep a glass of water by your bedside.
  • Avoid exercising within 3 hours of going to bed.
  • Have a cool shower or bath just before bed to lower your body temperature.
  • Turn off electrical devices in your bedroom.
  • Open your bedroom window when you go to bed, but not before, to keep out hot air.
  • Keep a spray bottle by your bedside to spritz your face with cold water if you wake up hot and sweaty.
  • Wear cotton night clothes.
  • Sleep with a thin sheet over you.
  • Turn on a fan.
  • If you have a fan, put a pan of ice in front of it to cool the air it’s circulating.
  • Sleep with a hot water bottle filled with ice and water.
  • Invest in a mattress with a natural filling.

High quality mattresses with natural fillings can keep you cool during the night and help your body to regulate its temperature. Cotton, silk, mohair, and horsehair fillings are particularly effective at keeping you cool whilst you sleep.

Give our team here at M6 Beds a call on 01270 879 379 to find out more about any of our mattresses.

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How High Humidity Affects Sleep And What To Do About It

How High Humidity Affects Sleep And What To Do About It

The country is often divided in the summer between those who love the hot and weather and those who pray for rain and fresher conditions so they can get a better night’s sleep. If you belong to the latter camp, fear not there is a lot you can do to reduce heat and humidity in the bedroom.

The first thing to look at in an uncomfortable hot and humid bedroom is the type of sheets you are using. There is always an option to have no sheets on the bed at all during hot weather, but this can sometimes leave you susceptible to feeling the chill of early morning if conditions suddenly change.

The best way to cool things down therefore is to invest in cotton sheets, that are far more breathable than synthetic fabrics. Also avoid silk which can really raise the temperature.

Replacing your mattress can also help a lot. Memory foam for example moulds to your body via the heat you naturally produce and this has the effect of trapping that heat which is not ideal in hot humid conditions. Opting for a mattress type that doesn’t trap heat can make the world of difference.

Another practical way to reduce humidity is to invest in a de-humidifier. While some humidity in the room is actually good for you, if humidity gets to high it is impossible for moisture to evaporate, which prevents us from cooling down. A good dehumidifier will stop this happening.

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Hot Weather Sleep Hacks

Hot Weather Sleep Hacks

Summer often brings hot sticky nights so knowing how to combat these conditions will help you maintain the right amount of sleep so you’re not left feeling drained in the morning. With this in mind, here are our top sleep hacks for hot weather.

Cooling your bedroom
The first place to start is the room itself. It may sound counterintuitive but closing curtains during the day will help deflect some of the heat entering the home. You can also cool down your room with an electric fan or air conditioning unit, however these are likely to add significantly to your electricity bills. The natural way to allow cool air in is to open windows if security is not a concern.

Cooling your bed
If the bed feels too hot to sleep in, then it may be time to get rid of the duvet and use either a thin cotton bed sheet or the thinnest tog duvet you can find.

Cool your bedsheets and pillows
Did you know you can put both your pillow and bedsheet in the fridge as long as they are kept I sealed bags. You can then simply take them out when it’s time for bed and enjoy a nice cool start to your night’s sleep.

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