If you’re a hot sleeper, you know the struggles of trying to keep your cool in bed. From sticking a leg out from under the comforter to waking up sweaty or accidentally freezing your partner with a subzero thermostat setting. None of these are enjoyable, and it only seems to get worse when summer hits.
Thankfully, we’ve got some tips to help you sleep cool all summer long.
Cotton Stays Cool
Cotton’s sweat-wicking properties and lightweight feel are excellent for keeping you cool. To keep your body tempo in check make sure your PJs, sheets, and pillowcase are all cotton during the hot summer nights.
Wear Loose Clothing
Trying to get to sleep in tight clothing can be problematic. Tight garments reduce airflow around your skin preventing it from cooling properly and can lead to sweating throughout the night.
Try experimenting with various fans and fan placement. While your ceiling fan may be on full blast, it does very little for side breezes which help remove heat from your exposed body. An oscillating fan does a good job of circulating air throughout the room while not keeping a steady wind directly on you.
A cold, or lukewarm, shower before bed is a great way to lower your body temperature before even getting under the sheets. If you tend to be hot at the beginning of the night, try getting into bed while not completely dry. This allows you to dry during your hot time and a soothing fan can add to the effect.
Water helps regulate your body temperature so having enough of it in you is always a good idea. Staying hydrated can help keep you cool when you’re ready to turn in for the night.
Use A Cooling Pillow
A cooling pillow is an excellent option for hot sleepers. Some are chilled through the pressure of your head while others allow for improved ventilation. Better airflow helps with the evaporation of moisture which has an immediate cooling effect.
Invest In A Cooling Mattress
Cooling mattresses have come a long way since they were first introduced! Now there are several options to choose from depending on what kind of hot sleeper you are. There are also affordable mattresses covers that can help keep you cool as well. Our sleep experts can help you find the perfect one for a refreshing night’s sleep! Visit a Factory Mattress store today & start sleeping cooler tonight!
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