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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)


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