Sleep Tips: How to sleep in hot weather

Despite the unpredictable British climate, as we edge further into summer the weather is heating up and most of us are loving it.

However, some find it hard to sleep in the sticky humidity.

TEMPUR takes a look at some top tips for getting a great night’s sleep no matter how humid and hot it might be.

Swap to cotton sheets

Think about switching up those bed sheets- ditch the thick nylon, polyester or silk sheets for a thin cotton alternative, like the TEMPUR luxury bed linen. Cotton is more light weight and more breathable, giving you a comfier sleep.

Possibly one of the least enjoyable parts of sleeping in the summer heat is the sweaty stickiness in the morning – cotton solves this issue by absorbing the moisture, giving you a more pleasant start to your day.

Use an electric fan

It is no surprise that an electric fan is useful in helping you sleep. Whilst the fan works to circulate air and create breeze indoors, it cools not only the sleeper but the room as well. Some even find the humming noise soothing to drift off to sleep to!

Put a bowl of ice in front of a fan

Although this requires a little preparation, it’s defiantly worth it. A few hours or so before sleep, make room in the freezer for a container of water. When this is frozen, put it in front of your fan to cool the air passing over it.

This stops the fan just moving warm air, cooling you faster.

Keep your room well ventilated

Keeping air circulating is always key to staying cool in summer no matter what the time of day. But, at night, it ensures you a comfortable sleep without becoming hot and bothered. Use air conditioning or try and open a window to keep air moving, making the heat that little bit more bearable.

Switch to a lighter duvet

There’s nothing like the feeling of snuggling up in a duvet after a long day but, when it starts getting hotter, most find it unbearable to keep the covers on them. Try swapping your heavy winter duvet to a lighter tog-rated one in warmer months. This has the comfort of a cover but stops you getting too hot.

If this isn’t enough, try stripping out your duvet altogether and only using your cover. This provides a super thin layer to keep you cosy but still cool.

Stay hydrated

It’s no secret that staying hydrated in the sun is vital. This doesn’t stop when going to sleep. Try to drink lots of water throughout the daytime and evening before going to bed. It’s recommended to drink around two litres of water a day to stay healthy.  This will prevent you waking up from dehydration.

To ensure the best night’s sleep in hot conditions, TEMPUR mattresses have an open cell structure, making them breathable. Or, try a TEMPUR-FIT classic quilt with technology to optimize body temperature and control humidity.

So, say goodbye to those unbearably hot and sweaty nights with these tips to keep you cool and get the best night’s sleep.

Do you have any tried and tested ways of helping beat the heat at night? Let us know in the comments below…

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