July 26, 2021 2 min read
When the temperature is officially scorchio getting to sleep can be real headache. Indeed, in the Uk, we're in the midst of a heatwave and they're starting to become more frequent. A heatwave can leave us sleep deprived and that can have consequences on our health. We all know that sleep is vital for both our physical and mental health. If you've landed on this page, then the chances are you've googled how to sleep in a heatwave. So without further ado here are our tops tips.
Instead of opening your curtains in the morning, the best thing to do is keep them shut in the day. This can help to keep the sun out of your bedroom. We would advise keeping the curtains shut in all the rooms upstairs if you can. Furthermore, you should keep the windows shut until you go to bed to keep the heat out. On the night open windows on both sides of your house to create a through breeze.
Whilst the heat can make us feel lethargic you should try to avoid napping. This is because those twenty minutes could be the reason you can't get off to sleep on the night.
Many of us enjoy a tipple on a summers evening. However, whilst alcohol can help us get off to sleep on the night too much can create havoc with the quality of your sleep. Therefore, if you do have a drink, try to limit your consumption and try to have some non alcoholic drinks too.
A lot of us use the same duvet throughout the year. However, it makes sense to change your duvet in accordance with the seasons. The thinnest duvet you can get is 1 tog which makes it perfect for summer. This duvet is great for still providing cover whilst providing minimal heat.
A simple solution to bringing your body temperature down is by wearing chilled socks. Cooling your feet down on a night can help bring the temperature of your whole body down. To chill your socks, just place them in a plastic bag and put them in the fridge for a couple of hours.
If you have followed all of the steps above and are still struggling to get to sleep then you might want to invest in an air con unit. Whilst they can be expensive initially they will stand the test and time and work exceptionally well. To keep running costs down, just put the unit on for a couple of hours before you hit the sack. Remember to keep your bedroom door closed to keep the cool air in your bedroom.