The sun is out, the temperature is high and all you want to do is spend your time outside. While hot days and warm nights make summer what it is, high temperatures when you’re trying to hit the hay can keep you up long into the early hours. Keeping your cool is all about changing up your habits when it gets too hot and by following these simple steps, you can cool down, rest and enjoy the best of what summer has to offer!
- Keep It Cotton
Fed up of roasting under those bed sheets? Try changing your thick blankets to a light, cotton alternative. Lightweight cotton is one of the most breathable fabrics out there and won’t leave you sweaty and hot come the morning. For an even better fit, make your bedding a light color; the brighter it is, the better it can reflect the light and help to keep you cool.
- Use A Hot Water Bottle
Thought that hot water bottles were just for the winter? You’re about to have your mind blown. While they can serve a great purpose in the colder months, hot water bottles can be transformed when the weather heats up in order to keep you feeling fresh. Fill yours with water and pop it in the freezer; you will have your very own ice pack before you know it!
- Stay Loose
Tight fitting clothes are a big no-no when it gets hot, particularly if you’re trying to relax. Choosing baggy, loose pyjamas for when you go to bed can keep your body at the right temperature and stop you from overheating in your bed. As with your bedding, choosing a cotton variety can help you to stay cool and keep things breathable during the night.
- Get A Cold Compress
Are you really overheated? Applying a cold compress to your pressure points can work wonders. Try keeping an ice pack in your freezer at all times and whipping it out before you go to sleep. Applying it to your elbows, wrists, ankles and neck can help you to cool down and feel fresh, no matter how hot it gets.