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5 Tips to Stay Cool in the Warmer Weather

After many months of doom and gloom, it appears summer is finally announcing itself. Although summer is still officially a month away, we’ve recently seen a welcomed spell of warmer weather. Unfortunately, with those luxurious warmer days come those uncomfortable summer nights. If you don’t feel comfortable in your sleeping environment, you’re not going to have a good night’s sleep. Thankfully there are steps you can take to improve your sleep in the heat, and we’ve got the best of the bunch below!

Take Pre-Emptive Action

You must remember to do whatever you can during the day to prevent a build-up of heat in the bedroom. Keep any blinds or curtains closed during the day, this will stop the sun shining through and heating your room like a greenroom. If the temperature is still warm at night, open your windows to let some fresh air in.

Sleep Like an Egyptian

If there’s one thing that the Egyptians should be experts in, it’s keeping cool during the heat. If you’re not privy to the “Egyptian Method”, it involves wetting a sheet or bath towel that is large enough to cover your bed and placing it over yourself as you sleep. It is important to ensure that the sheet is not dripping wet, a damp sheet will suffice.

Shower Before Bed

A shower before bed is a perfect way to keep cool during the warmer months.  The shower should be cool enough to reduce your body temperature, therefore making you feel cooler as you get into bed.

Tray of Ice in Front of a Fan

Not everyone is lucky enough to have air conditioning. Position a tray of ice in front of a fan and you have your very own DIY air conditioning system. The breeze from the fan will pick up cold water from the surface of the ice, creating a cooling mist.

Replace Your Bedding

Do you know the tog rating of your duvet? We thought not. Many people don’t realise that you should rotate your bedding with the season. The higher the tog rating of your duvet, the warmer you’ll be. You should use a lower tog rating in the summer, such as our 4.5 tog Summer Cool Duvet. We’d also recommend our Climarelle Cool pillows which use NASA inspired technology to actively regulate your temperature whilst you sleep.

Written by: Downland Bedding Posted on: 27th May 2016