tips for sleeping in the heat of summer

Step 1

Try to avoid heat build-up in your house during the day. Close the curtains to block out the sun and close the windows if the temperature outside is higher than it is inside. 

Step 2

Fans can help shift air through your bedroom. Place a portable fan near an open window and leave your bedroom door open so air can move through your house. 

Step 3

 

Choose cotton bedsheets and light, loose cotton pyjamas. These prevent you from getting too hot and can wick away sweat. 

Step 4

Take a cool shower before going to bed; this helps bring down your core body temperature, which aids the relaxation process. 

Step 5

Help cool your head, hands and feet at bedtime. Try placing your pillowcase in a zip lock bag and place it in the freezer for a few minutes before bed. You can also try placing your feet in cool water before bed.

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