Sleeping in a too warm environment can prevent you from having a restful and restorative night's sleep. Here are a few tips to help beat back the heat while you sleep:
Drink Water Before Bed
Summer heat and humidity causes excessive sweating, which may lead to dehydration. Dehydration can lessen the healing properties of sleep on your muscles and organs. A cool glass of water about 30 minutes before bed can help keep you hydrated so you wake up refreshed.
Use the AC
For those with allergies, air conditioning in the bedroom can help you get a good night's sleep by not only keeping the room temperature cool, but by also keeping pollen and other summer allergens outside and away from your sleeping environment.
Hit the Shower
Before bed, take a cool shower. This will help lower your body temperature and also rinse outdoor allergens like pollen from your hair before bedtime.
Blackout Curtains Are King
Think about investing in a pair of blackout curtains for your bedroom. Summer days are longer, often providing sunlight into evening hours when some need to get to bed. Blackout curtains and shades block out the sunlight and keep the cool air in, helping you to create a better sleep environment.
Outfit Your Bed in Cool
There are several products on the market that can help keep your sleeping environment a cool temperature. Cooling sheets, pillows and mattress protectors with Outlast cooling technology automatically adjusts to your body temperature, and is an excellent way to top off the ultimate summer cool sleep experience.