5 Summer Sleep Tips
As we celebrate Memorial Day weekend, and a big thank you to all those who serve our country, the weather continues to get warmer. Many people may also recognize this weekend as the unofficial start of summer (although Summer doesn’t technically start until June 20). When it comes to sleeping, that means open windows or air conditioning, sleeping in your warm weather pjs and thinner blankets. Here are cinco Summer sleep tips to keep you well rested for the good times to be had.
1. Break out the fan. If it’s getting a little too warm for your taste, and there isn’t a natural breeze, bring out an oscillating fan. It can really cool you down with a refreshing breathe, and can save you a little money from not running AC throughout you’re whole place. If you really need it, turn up, the air conditioning we mean; not you, you’re trying to get some rest.
2. Choose your sheets wisely as some sheets sleep warmer than others. While silk and sateen are light, they tend to stick to the body. Percale is heavier, but offers a crisp coolness and better circulation. It’s really depends on personal preference, but keep that in mind. Oh, and make sure to stick to a lighter color, they don’t attract as much heat.
3. Still wearing long Christmas pajamas into July? Lighten up on the pj’s. Go with silk pajamas, as they naturally regulate temperature and not to mention it’s good for your skin (just don’t go overboard with silk sheets too, just pick one). There are materials, like microfiber and other trademarked blends that wick away sweat, if that’s a problem for you.
4. Take a look at your mattress. You’re might be sleeping hot because of your mattress, especially if it’s traditional memory foam as there’s not a lot of ventilation going on, trapping your body heat. One thing that really helps, if you’re not too keen on shelling out for a new mattress, is a cooling mattress topper. We actually make a couple of different ones, with our proprietary iCOOL technology that should do the trick.
5. Drink more water. We know that summer has most of us reaching for a cold beer or a margarita, but alcohol causes dehydration, and warmer temperatures expedite that process. Remember to get in your eight glasses a day; just to be clear, we’re still talking about water. Right before bed, drink a nice glass of ice water, it hydrates you and helps to bring down your internal body temperature.
Hopefully, these summer sleep tips were helpful, and you’ll sleep a little cooler tonight!