We all know the benefits of a good night’s sleep. In fact, deep, peaceful slumber is one of the best forms of self-care. However, many of us have tried to improve our sleep hygiene but are still searching for a more restful night. If you’re someone who loves that feeling of a cool, crisp bed in the summer heat or are a person who tends to sleep hot all the time no matter the season, there are plenty of ways to make sure you’re getting a comfortable and restful sleep, each and every night.
Get the relaxation you deserve. To help keep you from tossing and turning, we’re sharing a few of our top tips to get a cool, comfortable sleep.
1. Start with your bedding basics
If you find that your duvet keeps you too warm, you might want to consider investing in a duvet with cooling properties. Many traditional down duvets are built for warmth, but there are down alternatives nowadays that are designed with unique technology to regulate your temperature. High-loft, phase-changing fibres can help cool you down when you’re hot, and vice versa. Consider investing in pillows and a mattress pad with cooling properties as well for maximum effect.
2. Cool down your room
Of course, if you are fortunate enough to have air conditioning in your room, aim to set the temperature around 22 degrees Celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit) for a healthy, uninterrupted sleep. If you don’t have air conditioning, a fan is a great idea not only to cool down the room, but the added white noise helps with a more soundless sleep. Try place the fan facing outdoors at the window, if you can. This will help pull the hot air out of the room, rather than leaving it circulating in the bedroom.
3. Change up your bedding
If you find yourself sleeping hot almost every night, you may want to consider changing up your bedding to something more breathable. French linen has natural heat conductivity properties to help keep you cool if you’re overheating in bed. It also has a beautiful texture for a stylish, natural, and relaxed look and gets softer the more you use and wash it.
4. Close your drapes or blinds during the day
Keep your bedroom at a naturally cooler temperature without touching the thermostat by closing the drapes or blinds during those hot, sunny days. Blackout curtains will be the most effective and might be a good idea if you’re someone who has added difficulty sleeping from distracting light outside your room.
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