Keep cool when things get hot

Posted on 07 / 06 / 2013 by Sleep Lover

Soaring temperatures this weekend are a welcome break from the dreariness us Brits experienced for much of last month.  The better weather is great for our moods, motivation and increasing our vitamin D levels (just be sure to stay safe and use plenty of sunscreen!).  However, the increase in mercury is not so great for our sleep, with many of us complaining of disturbed sleep through the summer months.  Hot, stuffy bedrooms and unsuitable bedding can be key causes so we’ve outlined some top tips on how to keep your cool through the night and wake up feeling refreshed.

Circulate.

The air in your bedroom needs chance to circulate, so either open a window a few hours before you head to bed, or buy a small fan to help.

Hydrate.

Keeping your body hydrated throughout the day by drinking lots of water will not only keep you refreshed but more importantly will prevent dehydration from disturbing your slumber.

Breathe.

Opting for light, breathable fabrics like cotton and silk when choosing your summer nightwear will help stop you overheating.  Certain fabrics can have the opposite effect as they are not naturally breathable, and so trap in the warm air on your skin.

Check your tog.

Many people make the mistake of thinking the duvet they’ve used for Spring will be fine to continue to use through the Summer.  This may not be the case! We recommend swapping your duvet for a lower 4.5 tog for summer months to get a better night’s sleep.

Climate control.

Our specially designed Breathe duvets contain modal – a material derived from natural wood pulp – which helps to regulate body temperature by absorbing and dispersing excess moisture, keeping you cool, dry and refreshed throughout the night.

Don’t be a hothead.

As we lose a large amount of heat through our head, the last thing you want is for all this released body heat to stay ‘trapped’ in your pillow, keeping you warm.  That’s why within our Breathe range we have a temperature-regulating pillow so you can keep your cool while resting your head.

 

So now you know how to keep cool and get the great night’s sleep you deserve, all that’s left to do is relax and enjoy the beautiful summer weather!

 

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