7 Tips How To Sleep in The Summer Heat (Without an AC)
It’s no secret that sleeping during summer can be a hard task. The heat during these warm months often interferes with your sleep schedule. Even if you like sleeping under a ton of blankets and thick pajamas, the high summer temperatures will interfere with your body and sleep mechanisms. But what to do then? It’s important to know how to create a better atmosphere in your room in order to achieve a good rest. Today we will be taking a look at 7 tips on how to sleep good even during the scorching summer days and nights.
The high summer temperatures will interfere with your body and sleep mechanisms
Sleeping in the heat can be a really annoying. You feel sweaty, you’re twisting and turning, you’re thirsty, you can’t fall asleep, and you wake up all the time because you’re too warm. Sound terrible and it is. That’s why taken certain steps beforehand to keep your home cool can help your body cool down naturally and get you a good night’s sleep. So, let’s check them out.
Sleeping in the heat can be a really annoying
One of the easiest ways to keep your home and bedroom nice and cool is to shut down any possible light. Make sure to keep your blinds closed and use thick curtains to prevent light from getting in. This will ensure your bedroom stays nice and cool for when you decide to take a rest.
Make sure to keep your blinds closed and use thick curtains
#Put Away Your Sheets
If you use blankets even during the summer time, it’s a good idea to keep them in the closet during the day rather than leaving them on the bed. This may seem weird, but this will help protect them from the heat and keep them delightful and cool until it’s time to use them.
Keep your sheets in the closet during the day rather than leaving them on the bed
#No Workouts Before Bed
While you may enjoy working out later during the day, this isn’t the best of ideas during summer. Doing exercise during the evening raises the body’s internal temperature. This consequently means that it will delay the body mechanisms that help cool down the body right before bedtime. While you may feel tired after a workout, it will actually be much harder to fall asleep after an evening workout, and it will be more likely you’ll be waking up often during the night.
Doing exercise during the evening raises the body’s internal temperature
One of the most common mistakes you can do during the summer is to use artificial fabrics and materials. This goes for summer clothes such as wide leg pants and your sheets. Cotton fabrics are a good option for a material you can use as it naturally absorb sweat. However, it’s not the best. Some of the ideal options are silk or satin. These materials help create a cooling effect that predisposes the body to a nice sleep and even help by contributing to the release of the sleep hormone – melatonin.
Some of the best options for summer materials are silk or satin
Not everyone has an A/C at home, you can still you a fan. There are plenty of fans on the market, some bigger, some smaller. However, remember to not place the fan directly towards you as this can cause a cold, muscle spasms and more. Make sure to place the working fan indirectly, so it can move the air in the room, creating a cooler atmosphere overall. A cool trick you can do is to place a bucket of ice in front of the fan. This will make the air even cooler as the fan blows and the ice melts.
Remember to not place the fan directly towards you
Did you know that your sleeping position can either help you cool down or overheat? For example, curling up in a ball sleeping position, just like a baby, can cause you to feel warmer. This is because the more bed surface your body touches, the more it heats up. Sleeping on your back is one of the best positions as it will keep your arms and legs outstretched and will keep your body cool.
Curling up in a ball sleeping position, just like a baby, can cause you to feel warmer
During the winter time when it’s cold, it’s nice to cuddle with your loved one or your per. However, summer is not a cuddle friendly season. Direct touch to touch will just make you overheat and will not bring you the peaceful sleep you so desire. So, it’s best to keep a good distance from other people or pets when sleeping.
Summer is not a cuddle friendly season
These were all the tips and tricks we have for you today on how to sleep in the heat. We hope you found this article helpful. Now you can enjoy restful sleep during the summer. Even in the warmest of days. No more sweaty, sleepless nights. Just peace and quiet.
Enjoy restful sleep during the summer