5 More Summer Sleep Tips to Beat the Heat
Are you sweating yet? Now that Summer is officially here, and we can all wear white again, a lot us will be seeing daily temperatures in the 90’s and above, which means warm, balmy nights. We already listed out our first round of sleep tips for summer in an earlier post, but in case that wasn’t enough for ya, here’s another handful of summer sleep tips:
- Can’t stand the heat, use the freezer. Have you ever wanted to just spend a few minutes in the freezer? While that’s impossible (well, not totally impossible), you can put other things in the freezer, like your sheets. Place them in a plastic bag and let them cool down in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before bed. They won’t stay cold all night, but those first few minutes will be magical.[separator size=”30″]
- As cool as the other side of the pillow. Need something that’s instantly cool? Just flip your pillow. Your head radiates heat a body temperature, which in turn affects the pillow. Since pillows are pretty good insulators, the other side of it stays cooler than the side you were laying on. Translation = instant relief.[separator size=”30″]
- Sleep solo. Used to cuddling with a buddy at night? While it’s cute, it’s also creates a lot of heat from your bodies, which in turn created warm sheets and sweatiness, not cute. Sleeping free of anyone else allows you to take advantage of any cool breeze that may be present, not to mention you get to spread out and have the whole bed to yourself.[separator size=”30″]
- Air it out. An open window with any sort of breeze can really cool you down. To make it even more effective, lay a thin wet sheet over the window, so that it brings down the temperature of any air entering the room. Want to be really fancy? Create a cooling cross-breeze by positioning a fan across from an open window.[separator size=”30″]
- Get Low. Warm air rises, cool air drops, so try sleeping as close to the ground as you can, or if you live in a multi-level home, sleep on the lowest floor. Got some extra outdoor space? Why not make it an adventure and set up a tent to camp just outside you home.
Got any ways that you keep cool during warm night? Share your summer sleep tips or life hacks in the comments below.