Summer is here and I’m so excited! There’s so much to look forward to during the long summer months, not just the glorious weather (if we’re lucky) but spending time with family and friends, BBQs, planting a summer garden, hosting garden parties, roof top bars, beer gardens, trips to the beach, festivals – there’s so much going on it’s difficult to know if we can fit it all in!
With all these activities going on, one thing is certain – you’re going to need a good nights sleep. And more often than not – hot summer nights mean hot sticky nights where is difficult to sleep! Whether you cast open your windows and doors (check out pirnar if you’re in the market for a new front door), sleep with a fan on in your room or sleep without your PJs, it’s certainly not easy to get a good nights sleep when you’re sticking to the duvet!
So, with all this in mind, I’ve come up with 5 ways you can keep your bedroom fresh and pleasant this summer and hopefully you can get some sleep!
Choose the right bedlinen
Good old fashioned polyester sheets and oh so fancy silk sheets are better saved for other nights of the year. If you want to avoid sleeping in a furnace then you’re going to need bed linen that is breathable and does well at providing ventilation overnight. The answer? Cotton. Light coloured sheets and bed linen made of lightweight cotton or Egyptian cotton will certainly make you much more comfortable through the hot, sticky nights!
Create your very own ice pack
Did you know that your hot water bottle could be your new best friend in summer? In winter they’re ideal for filling with boiling water and keeping our feet warm however in summer, you can fill them with cold water, place them in the freezer before you head to bed and voila! Your very own ice pack!
Less is more
When it comes to pjs that is! Opt for anything cotton but something that’s loose fitting, like an oversized shirt or a pair of shorts and a vest top. If you want to go all out nude then there’s nothing controversial about sleeping naked during the hot summer months! However some people argue that sleeping naked means tat sweat stays on the body, rather than it being wicked away by your clothing – so it could be detrimental…I think it’s more of a personal choice!
Having a nice, cool shower before bed is the best way to cool off before you get into the sheets. It’ll bring your core body temperature right down and rinses of any sweat that’s still sticking to your body. You can hit the hay feeling fresh!
Did you know that small, electrical devices give off heat overnight. So, if you want to keep your room temperature down, then remember to unplug your TV, laptop and any other electrical devices.