It’s the middle of the night, and you can’t sleep. You’re turning on the mattress. With your feet, you push the bedsheet on the floor. Your hair is covered in sweat drops that stick it to your forehead. You’re too hot to sleep. You find yourself regretting the cold winter nights. If only it were raining! It would refresh the temperatures. Unfortunately, the weather forecast shows no sign of rain for the next few days. And you’re left wondering whether an ice cream could help to cool you down. Somehow, you doubt that your cookies and cream flavoured dessert can offer the relief you need. You are hot and tired, and you’d love to be able to sleep. Ah, summer nights! They can be hell! But there are a few handy tips to cool you down.
Are you equipped to handle to heat?
Every house has a different approach to fight the heat. During the summer, the main complaint is about the lack of air movement, which can make the weather feel a lot warmer than it is. You can create artificial air circulation inside your home, using a cooling fan. A cooling device that uses evaporation to target the temperature in the room can also help to create a cosy atmosphere that keeps you feeling fresh. Alternatively, an AC system can be a fantastic ally during the summer – assuming you’ve kept your AC repair and maintenance appointments on track. Indeed, a faulty AC unit could increase the temperature in the room and release harmful toxins in the air.
Prepare the bedroom to be super fresh
Houses in south Europe are broad and thick walls that keep the heat at bay in summer and maintain the bedroom feeling fresh. Our British homes, however, tend to be less effective at keeping the hot air out. But with a few additions, you can transform your furnace of a bedroom into a cooling space. Your pretty satin sheets are doing nothing to keep you fresh. You need breathable materials, such as lightweight cotton that promote natural airflow. To go to sleep in a fresh bed, you might want to stick your sheet in the freezer for a few minutes – place them inside a plastic bag first! Alternatively, you can put your hot water bottle in the freezer and use it to create your very own cooling station.
You’ve earned a fresh getaway out of town
Escaping town can provide a lot more relief than you can imagine. Indeed, spending a couple of nights in the countryside can help you to catch up on your sleep. Urban centres tend to be a little warmer than rural areas, as a result of greenhouse gas emissions that affect natural airflow.
Icy cold drinks are not your friends
The only thing you want is a large glass of water, filled with ice cubes. While it’s tempting to rely on icy cold beverages, they don’t cool your body down. In reality, when you drink icy liquids, your body experiences a temperature shock, which effectively increases its temperature. Tap water would be more effective!
Make last night your last sweaty night of the summer. You can create a cosy and fresh atmosphere at home with only a fan and some clever bed sheet strategies without breaking the bank.