When the temperature rises outside, it can become virtually impossible to get a good night’s sleep, meaning many of us wake up feeling tired and irritable.
But it needn’t be that way. After all, spending your night hot and sticky, tossing and turning, and desperately trying to cool yourself down is never going to set you in good stead for the day ahead.
Getting a good night’s sleep is integral to your general wellbeing, health and mood! Let’s face it, when the sun is shining outside you want to have the energy to enjoy it, right?
But the good news is, if you’re constantly hot between the sheets and find yourself struggling to stay cool and comfortable during hot Australian summers, you’re in the right place. We’ve created a helpful guide outlining some of the things you can do to ensure that you remain cool and comfortable when the temperature soars outside.
Invest in air conditioning
Investing in an air conditioning unit or even an electric fan will make sleeping at night a breeze! Perfect for summer heat waves, AC units are ideal for helping you to remain calm, cool and collected when those stifling hot nights make getting a good night’s sleep near impossible.
Choose the right linen
There really is no better feeling than waking up feeling well rested, refreshed and ready to face the day, especially when the sunshine is shining outside.
And this starts with choosing the right bed linen. Opting for sheets that can help to regulate your sleeping temperature when the temperature soars will instantly allow you to enjoy a cool, comfortable and restful night’s sleep.
For example, Egyptian Cotton Linen is a great option when it comes to accommodating red-hot Australian summers. Incredibly soft, super durable and breathable, these sheets will allow you to wake up feeling on top of the world. Pillow cases and quilts that help to regulate your body temperature are also available.
Oh, and make sure that you opt for cotton PJs too!
Keep your curtains closed during the day
To avoid your bedroom from overheating during the day, make sure that you keep your blinds and curtains closed during daylight hours! It’s not ideal if you are home all day, but this will prevent your bedroom from becoming unbearably hot.
Take a cool shower before going to bed
If you have been out in the sun, your body temperature will already be pretty high. With this in mind, it’s important that you cool down before you go to bed.
So before hitting the sheets, take a cold or luke warm shower! However, we’d recommend avoiding a freezing cold shower as this can be over stimulating and actually wake you up before bedtime.
During the summer months, it’s super important that you keep your body hydrated, especially during summer heat waves.
So, make sure you always have a glass of water to hand during the night.
And finally, if you do become hot and sticky at night, make sure you keep a cool head - the more frustrated and restless you become, the more heat your body will retain.