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5 Tips To Help You Sleep In The Heat

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June 25, 2021

These tips can help you maintain your sleep quality even in the summer when temperatures climb because feeling rested is the best way to start your day. 

During the day, you might go outside in the shade or take a dip in the pool, but once night hits and the temperature is still hot, new challenges present that popsicles can't always fix.

The heat makes it more likely to have a restless night of tossing and turning. This can affect your sleep quality, causing you to feel fatigued during the day, despite having gone to bed at the right time. 

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Pre-Bed Preps

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While we might think of lukewarm showers as a means to wake you up when you're feeling lethargic, they might also be beneficial in the heat. Avoid cold showers as this might prompt your body's circulation to warm you up again.

Before you go to bed, consider taking a lukewarm bath or shower that can help you drop your body temperature. A night time wash is a good addition to your nightime routine.  

Avoid Stimulating Foods

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Also, people are more inclined to drink more in warmer weather. Try to avoid caffeine and drinks with a lot of sugar. These can increase your irritability and restlessness.

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Instead, develop a nighttime routine that helps you calm down and cool down before going to bed to promote a more peaceful and overall improved rest.  Rather choose a calming tea or water but not so much to have you frequenting the bathroom.

Reduce The Layers 

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Naturally, because you might layer up a lot more when it gets cold when temperatures start to warm up, you might consider doing the opposite.

Taking away some layers might look like reducing blankets, going commando, or you can try sleeping in the nude. These can help you cool down and also feel free.

The Wet Towel Trick

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Wet a towel and hang it in front of an open window or in front of a fan. This nifty trick is designed to cool down the airflow. 

It works by air passing through the damp towel, which is said to pick up the cool moisture before it circulates around the room, consequently cooling it down.  

Keep Your Bed Cool

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Invest in some lightweight sheets and bedding fit for the hot season. Opt for natural, breathable fabrics, like cotton or linen.

Research has shown that natural fibers can help you regulate your body temperature. With that, it's worth considering switching your sheets.

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