It may be a strange phenomenon, but Britain has experienced something of a heatwave recently. Temperatures have soared, and you may have found yourself feeling too warm. This can be a problem if you live in a home without air conditioning and trying to get some rest. What can you do if it is too hot outside and it’s keeping you awake? How do you sleep in sunny weather?
There are many ways to deal with the heat. It is recommended you remove heavy bedding, full blankets or duvets from the bed. You should also dispense with thick mattress protectors or pads. It is better to cover yourself with lighter fabrics such as cotton sheets and cotton weave blankets.
What you have to drink could determine whether you get a good night’s sleep in the heat. Experts say you shouldn’t drink ice cold water. It slows down the digestion and the metabolism, as well as reducing hydration. It is advised you drink water at room temperature if you wish to cool down. You should drink a lot of water to keep hydrated. Some even suggest keeping a water jug by the bed, so you can have a drink during the night if you get too hot or thirsty.
You should also watch what you eat on a warm evening. Avoid heavy meals and enjoy a light supper before bed. Diners may want to skip the spicy foods and hot sauces if they don’t want their sleep interrupted.
If you like exercising you should stop working out a few hours prior to turning in. It can increase your body temperature and you should give yourself a couple of hours to cool down before going to bed.
If you really want to keep cool you should put your bedding, sheets, and blankets in the freezer half an hour before bedtime then you can relax in a cooling, soothing environment to help you drop off. The perfect solution for a disrupted sleep in hot weather.