Summer is here! While it comes with lots of fun outdoor activities, sunshine, and longer days, it may also bring sleepless, sweaty nights in the heat. Luckily, you can do plenty of things to beat the heat and get the rest you need. Here are some tips to help you sleep better during the summer.
Take a Shower Before Bed
If the summer heat is getting the best of your sleep, try taking a shower about an hour before you hit the hay. During the shower, the warm water helps heat your body. Once you get out of the shower, the water rapidly evaporates from your skin, which cools down your body. This temperature drop signals to your brain that it's time to sleep, according to Healthline.
Put on Cooling Pajamas
After you hop out of the shower, slip into some SHEEX Performance Sleepwear. Using the same Sleep•Fit® Technology as our innovative sheets, our breathable pajamas provide unparalleled cooling and moisture-wicking capabilities to put an end to hot sleeping. They're perfect for relaxing, too. When it's too toasty to go outside, stay indoors, and indulge in a lazy summer day wearing your favorite cooling sleepwear.
Practice Sleep Hygiene
Practicing good sleeping habits — known as sleep hygiene — is not only an effective way to sleep better during the summer but also year-round. There are several things you can do, but here are some healthy sleeping habits to get you started:
- Put away phones, laptops, and tablets at least an hour before bedtime. The blue light emitting from these electronics suppresses the production of melatonin — a hormone that tells your body when it's time to sleep.
- Stay consistent with your sleep schedule seven days a week. Going to bed and waking up at the same time helps regulate your body's internal clock, which can lead to better sleep.
- Avoid large meals, alcohol, and caffeine before bedtime.
- Exercise regularly. Physical activity during the day can help you fall asleep faster and sleep deeper at night.
Get Cooling Sheets
Do you still dress your mattress with traditional cotton sheets? Summer is the best time to ditch those old sheets and opt for more breathable, thermoregulating bedding like SHEEX ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE Sheet Set. Our RIDICULOUSLY SOFT™ temperature regulating sheets are made with high-tech performance fabrics that wick moisture away from your skin and release trapped body heat. This innovative design helps you stop sweating at night and achieve cool, restorative sleep.
Dial-In the Ideal Temperature
According to Healthline, the ideal temperature for sleep is somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees. There's a scientific reason for this temperature range. Your body begins to release warmth around bedtime, and it continues to cool down until it reaches its lowest temperature near dawn. This ideal temperature range helps regulate your body's internal temperature. If the room is too cold or hot, it may affect your body's natural temperature drop.
Turn on Your Fan
Fans are an efficient, cost-effective way to cool down your room and beat the summer heat. They also provide a peaceful hum similar to white noise, which can help lull you to sleep. Plus, when you run a fan and an air conditioner simultaneously, you can raise your thermostat by four degrees, helping you save on electricity costs. If you're susceptible to allergies or have asthma, be careful using fans. They circulate not only air but also dust, pollen, and other allergens, which may trigger sneezing, coughing, and other symptoms.
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