5 tips to keep you from waking up on the wrong side of the bed this spring
It’s mid-spring and while allergens might disturb our day, the rising temperature has already begun to disturb our night! The gradual increase in nightly temperature leading up to summer can cause discomfort during sleeping hours.
Our bodies are most comfortable at 24°C, anything above this and it has to work harder to regulate itself. Not only does this mean you’re likely to wake up sweaty, but your sleep will probably be disturbed as well.
However, there are a number of ways you can help regulate your temperature at night without the air conditioner. Here are our top 5 tips to keep you from waking up on the wrong side of the bed:
1. Exercise early
Try and avoid exercise a few hours before going to bed. Physical activity raises your body’s temperature even a few hours after you’ve finished. Exercising earlier will give your body plenty of time to cool down before you sleep.
2. Invest in breathable fabrics
Most synthetic fabric should be avoided in warmer months. Fabrics like viscose, rayon, silk and polyester tend to either trap moisture or absorb it- neither or which will give you comfort while you sleep. Instead, invest in some light-weight cotton or linen pyjamas and bed sheets. This will improve your comfort while you sleep as sweat can evaporate and escape, keeping you cool.
3. Freeze your bedding
Although it might sound bizarre, put your pillow cases and bed sheets in the freezer 30 minutes before bed. They should stay cool up to 40 minutes after you take them out, which is just enough time to help you fall asleep.
4. Naturally cool your home
Consider investing in a home ventilation system. A ventilation system like works by removing heat from your roof and living space and replacing it with the cooler, fresh outside air. So not only do you get a more comfortable night sleep in cooler, fresh air but your air conditioning has a head start at cooling your home the next day.
5. Invest in blackout curtains
Blackout curtains are another cheap way to block out sunlight and naturally insulate a room. So not only do they help keep the cool in but they could reduce heat gain by up to 33%!
During the warmer months it can be difficult to feel well-rested when you’re sleeping in a bedroom that heats up like an oven. So, why not try some of the tips above? Not only will they improve your sleeping habits, but not having to rely on your AC will reduce your power bill too!