It's always the same, isn't it? We pray for Summer to come around, and when it finally does, we complain about how warm it is! Recent polls suggest that although many of us enjoy hot weather, over half of us in fact do not!
It's estimated that nearly a third of us actually prefer cold temperatures, the colder the better. If there's one thing that we can agree on though, it's that nobody likes to be too hot whilst they sleep. Suffering from the nighttime sweats? Too hot to sleep? Here's a few handy tips that will keep you cool at night.
Too Hot To Sleep? Choose Ice!
Ice is natures remedy for hot weather. Being the polar opposite of fire certainly has it's advantages when it comes to cooling down.
Or any other drink for that matter. Of course, water is the best to keep you hydrated throughout the night. OK this may be quite obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people neglect their body's need for hydration. Ice cold water when drunk, will help reduce your body's core temperature. It also helps to promote sweating. As nasty as that sounds, perspiration is the body's natural way of cooling down.
Freeze Those Sheets.
Not for too long though, you don't want to be sleeping with frost burn. Placing your sheets in the freezer for a couple of minutes however will help them stay nice and cool.
The Ice Block Trick.
This one's been popular for a long time. It essentially involves placing a bowl of ice in front of a fan. As the cold air rises from the bowl, the fan will push the air around the room.
A Cold Water Bottle.
We all know about hot water bottles, but have you tried a cold one? Simply fill with water and place it in the freezer a while before bed.
Too Hot to Sleep? Get Tech Savvy.
We don't mean that you need to pursue a Masters in Computer Science, in order to build a cooling robot. Understanding how technology and appliances keep you warm though, will help you to stay cool.
Turn Out The Lights.
Even if you're scared of the dark! You're going to have to decide what's worse, your phobia or being too hot to sleep. It's up to you, however lightbulbs generate a lot of heat which will naturally increase your room's temperature.
Unplug Your Tech.
Just remember to charge your phone earlier. Keeping plugs out of sockets at night not only saves energy, but will also keep you cooler.
Avoid The Oven.
Try making a refreshing salad instead. Ovens are notorious for raising the temperature of the entire house. Staying away from the oven will help to keep your house cool and ultimately, you cool.
Too Hot to Sleep? Invest in the Best!
The Best Mattress from Lion Mattresses is not only luxuriously comfortable, it also works to keep you cool at night. Remember when we said earlier that sweating is the body's natural way of keeping you cool? What we didn't mention, is that laying on a damp mattress will ultimately only make you warmer! That's exactly why our Best Mattress comes fitted with a breathable sleep surface cover. If you're really too hot to sleep, the Best Mattress is a must!