How to keep cool at night
The summer is here (on and off) and with it, comes muggy nights. We wriggle around, toss and turn and just can’t get to sleep. Or if you’re anything like me, you’re waking up every hour kicking the covers off.
So just how do you keep cool at night?
1. Invest in a summer duvet, a 4.5 tog is best – these are much lighter, but still provide a snug covering that a sheet on its own can’t offer. Tackle all the seasons with an All Season Duvet. In the box you’ll get a 4.5 tog and a 9.5 tog that can be fastened together to create a 13.5 tog in the winter. Or if you need a slightly different level of warmth than your partner does, try a partner duvet – with different tog ratings!
2. If you don’t want to invest in a summer duvet, simply sleeping underneath a throw can be a good alternative.
3. Get hold of a fan. The bigger the better as these move more air quieter. Often the hot air in the room is still a lot cooler than your body heat. So it just helps to circulate the hot air away from your body.
4. Open as many windows as possible to create adequate ventilation. If you’re short on windows, leave the bedroom door open.
5. Go to bed with your hair damp, t-shirt damp, socks damp or spritz your sheet. This will allow a few hours of undisturbed sleep as the water evaporates and cools you.
6. Opt for a mattress that doesn’t retain body heat, such as a good quality pocket sprung mattress. Some memory foam mattresses are notorious for heating up with your body – not good in the summer!
7. Keep curtains or blinds closed during the day, so you’re not at risk of heating your room up.
8. Cool your pillow in the fridge before you go to bed – it’s blissful, trust me.
9. If you share a bed, make sure it’s big enough for two people! There’s nothing worse than sharing body heat in the summer. Have a look at some great bed options in our summer sale.
10. Sleep in light, natural cotton – this will keep you cool and absorb any perspiration.
These are our top tips, but if we’ve missed anything please add them to the comments below so everyone can see them!
June 17th 2014