Slipping into crisp, cool sheets is a great way to end your day, especially when the weather is warm. When your bed and bedroom are too warm, however, sleep can be difficult and restless. You run the risk of waking up when you’re too hot. That’s why it’s important to keep your bedroom cool this summer to help get a good night’s sleep.
Here are five tips for creating a great sleep environment:
Control Your Temperature
The ideal temperature for sleeping is 65 to 67 degrees. If you’ve got an air conditioner, you can set your thermostat to the perfect spot. If not, take steps to prevent excessive heat from building up in your bedroom. During the day, shut blinds or use draperies to keep out sunlight, which can heat up your room. If the temperature cools down at night, open your windows when possible. You can also use a portable fan or ceiling fan to circulate or draw in cool air.
Bathe Before Bed
Taking a shower or baths before bed can cool you down. Be careful that the shower doesn’t make your room humid, though. A soothing bath can also create a sense of calm. Using lavender scented soaps or essential oils helps relax you.
Choose The Right Sheets
The average person sweats about a pint of perspiration throughout the night. Choose sheets made of natural fabrics that will wick away perspiration and keep you cool. Look for cotton, bamboo or cotton blend, and be sure to use a top sheet between your body and your blanket or comforter.
Select the Right Pillow
Today’s sleep technology includes pillows made from temperature and pressure sensitive memory foam. The Broyhill Clima-Comfort pillow has two sides to choose from, including a cooler surface made for restful sleep that has a GelLux polymer gel sleep surface.
Change Your Mattress Pad
In addition to your pillow, select a mattress pad that is designed to keep your mattress cooler. The Ver-tex has a contoured channel construction that delivers instant heat deflection with a cool touch feel and waterproof invisible barrier back. It works in harmony with your sheets to keep you cool and dry.
Pay attention to your environment and keep your bedroom cool, and you’ll set the stage for the sweetest midsummer night’s dream.