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How to sleep on hot summer nights.


Reduced sleep is a big problem, for me anyway, if I don’t get at least 7 hours a night I feel groggy the next day, lucky you if you can live on less, whatever your usually sleep requirement you do not want these humid summer nights and a sauna like bedroom reducing it.



To sleep we need to drop our body temperature, here’s a few ways to help do that.

  • Have a tepid shower before bed (a cold one may wake you up).

  • Sleep with only a sheet.

  • Reduce your quilt to a light summer quilt if you use one at all.

  • Wear lighter, thinner nightwear.

  • Keep hydrated, drink lots of water throughout the day, not too much before bedtime or you’ll be going to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

  • Keep alcohol to a minimum before bedtime as it dehydrates you and disturbs your sleep.

  • A fan will circulate the air, putting a bowl of cold water in front of the fan will cool the air.

  • Air the bedroom before bedtime to reduce the temperature.

  • Lastly, and this is good learning for me, close your windows and curtains in the day to keep out the heat.

Thank you and good night! (Hopefully)


Sources

How to sleep well and keep cool at night in a heat wave (wakeupwithzest.com)