14 Aug How To Sleep Cooler In Hot Weather
How to sleep cooler in the Summer heat
Summer is the time we wait for all year round isn’t it. It means more time to be outside enjoying the sun, eating strawberries and ice cream, drinking Pimms and maybe even donning the dreaded Speedos on the beach.
But the unfortunate downside to the hotter weather is that many of us end up suffering from sleep problems during the night.
Have you ever noticed yourself becoming increasingly irritable and unable to concentrate in the hotter months? It might not be your fault. A lack of sleep creates an imbalance in our physical and mental well-being. This is not good because we need these to be working perfectly in order to function to our full potential.
Hot air, smog and pollution all have a negative effect on us, and make city-dwellers particularly susceptible to stress. When you just can’t seem to fall asleep at night and you wake up in the morning feeling weak and without energy, you’re not just run-down physically – sooner or later, there will also be mental and cognitive consequences.
The team at Dormeo have prepared a few tips on how to fall asleep quicker, achieve deep sleep, and be able take care of your physical and mental well-being even in the hot summer months.
1. Set the right bedroom temperature
This might seem overly cool, but the ideal temperature for sleep is between 16 and 18 °C. It can be difficult to guarantee this on warm summer nights, but you can do your bit to create the right conditions by keeping the curtains in your bedroom closed and shaded during the day, to prevent the sunlight from warming the room. If you have time, make sure you can air the bedroom as soon as you wake up in the morning, as that’s when the air is at its coolest. It’s also a good idea to check the humidity in the room – ideally, this should be around 50%.
2. Choose good quality bedding materials
Your bed linens should be light, airy and made from natural materials, avoiding synthetics. Your greatest allies in this area are cotton and silk, preferably with added bamboo or soy, both of which are highly absorbent and will make the mattress airy and pleasantly cool. You might want to check out the amazing FRETTE linens that were developed exclusively for Dormeo’s Octaspring range. Check your actual mattress type as well…
3. The mattress you sleep on
It is important that your mattress is able to breathe with you, and absorb and wick away excess sweat to keep you cool. Traditional memory foam mattresses are known to come with real heat problems. There’s nowhere for your body heat to escape to and no ventilation. But Octaspring’s open structured memory foam springs have been proven to make the mattress 8X more breathable than its competitors, so if you are a hot sleeper, or just find it hard to get to sleep during summer months this is really something you should consider. These are our premium mattresses, and if they are maybe a bit beyond your budget, it’s also worth looking at our new Dormeo Memory Fresh range.
4. Freeze your pyjamas
Here’s another tip that might work for you: before you go to bed, place your pyjamas in the freezer for a few minutes. When you put them on, they will feel cool and refreshing, helping you fall asleep much faster.
Did you just say “put your pyjamas in the freezer?”
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5. Listen to your body!
We each have our own biorhythm. So listen to your what your body is telling you, how you’re feeling, and take it into consideration, especially when it’s telling you that you need to rest and regenerate. That way, you will be able to wake up at the right time in the morning after getting just enough sleep, ensuring that your everyday life is filled with energy and creativity!
For the most breathable, ventilated, coolest memory foam mattress visit Dormeo’s premium Octaspring mattress range.