Beat the Heat: Top Tips for a Cool Summer Slumber


| LAST UPDATE 08/08/2023

By Alyssa Williams
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If you're anything like us, you've been loving these toasty summer days. But when the sun goes down and it's time for sleep, the heat is less of a treat, right? It's like trying to snooze in a sauna. Not fun.

We know what you're going through. We've all had those nights where we're tossing and turning, sticking one leg out of the covers, then the other, then both, and still feeling like a roast turkey. But don't worry, we've got your back. We've sought advice from the sleep wizards at Silentnight and Simba, and they've given us some killer hacks to help you beat the heat and get some quality shut-eye. First up, let's talk about airflow. Crank open those windows and doors to let the cool night air flow through your room. And here's a pro tip from Silentnight’s sleep expert, Hannah Shore: "Open another window outside your bedroom to create a draught. Just remember to prop your bedroom door open to prevent any late-night bumps."

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Next, keep out that scorching daytime sun by closing your curtains and blinds. It'll stop your room from feeling like the inside of an oven by bedtime. Now, onto your bed. If you're struggling to find a cool spot, try changing positions or even flipping from head to toe. According to the clever folks at Simba, sleeping on your side lets more heat escape from your body. And don’t forget to let your hands and feet sneak out from under the covers for that extra bit of coolness. If you're up for trying some sleep tech, consider pillow pads with cooling gel sections. They're like little fridges for your head. Super cool, right?

No air-con? No worries! Dampen an old towel and hang it in front of an open window or fan. The air will pick up the cool moisture and spread it around your room. It's like having a mini sea breeze indoors! And lastly, avoid charging your gadgets overnight. They give off heat and can mess with your sleep. Plus, charging them in the morning can save you some cash, according to the experts at Make My Blinds. So there you have it! With these tips, you'll be sleeping like a baby, even in this heatwave. Sweet dreams!

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