It’s the hottest month of the year, and sometimes it seems impossible to get a good night’s sleep. You toss and turn, flipping over your pillow for the comfort of the cool side, which last long. If you don’t have air conditioning, it’s even worse. There are ways to beat hot, sticky summer nights though! EZ-ACCESS knows the importance of good sleep for optimal health. Try these tips to keep yourself cool as a cucumber when you sleep!
Sleep with a homemade ice pack
Lie against a frozen water bottle or put your toes on it. For something softer to cuddle up with, fill a sock with rice and place it in the freezer for an hour. This pack will stay cold for about 30 minutes, long enough to help you get to sleep.
Point a box fan out the window
This will push hot air out. Also try adjusting your ceiling fan blades so they rotate counter-clockwise, which helps move hot air up and away from your bed.
Give yourself a mist
Set up a fan so it’s blowing toward you and put a pan of ice in front of it on the same level as you lying on your bed. As the ice melts, the fan will blow water droplets on you.
Use a Chillow
This cold pad uses water circulation to maintain its temperature and slides into your pillow case.
Get cold before bedtime
Cool down with an icy shower or dunk your feet in ice water before bed.
Cotton vs. Satin
Ditch the satin or silk sheets for cotton when it’s hot. They have more ventilation and they’re light and breathable.
Even when it’s hot and humid, you can use these tips to get a cool, restful night’s sleep. Don’t let the heat steal your sleep and energy for tomorrow. Beat the heat tonight!