How to beat the heat to sleep well in summers
Here are some tips to sleep better in the summer
Shower before going to bed
- A shower will cool you off and make you feel calmer.
- High temperature in the air or in the body makes it uncomfortable for us to sleep.
- Do not use very cold water as it decreases the blood flow momentarily, making you feel cool, but a few minutes later you’ll feel hot again.
- Instead, a warm shower will help release your body heat.
Sleeping position matters
- Better to sleep solo and spread out on the bed.
- Curled position warms up the body and might hinder your sleep.
- Letting your limbs spread out allows your body to release the heat and not retain it as it does in the latter position.
- A cooler body will help you sleep more peacefully. Try sleeping in a larger bed if possible.
Water and towel to the rescue
- Hot days demand us to drink lots of water. Water mellows the heat and cools us off from within.
- Wrap some ice in a towel and place it in the bed to feel cool while sleeping.
- However, remove the ice pack if you feel too cold.
- Wipe with or put a cold towel on your wrists, ankles, neck, inner elbows, underarms, and behind knees.
- Sleep hypnosis works on a person’s mind to achieve better sleep.
- It aims to identify the negative habits related to sleep and fix the root of the problem.
- Once these issues are fixed, the person can then sleep better.
- It involves visualizing calm images and may encourage sleep hygiene improvements to develop healthier sleep routines by following a consistent sleep schedule.
Sleep in a cool, dark room
- A hot room won’t allow you to sleep well. So switch off the lights early to reduce warmth from the bulbs.
- You can keep the windows open to allow for natural ventilation. But use a cooler or AC if it gets too hot.
- Use cooling fabrics for your bedsheets and PJs.
- Also, shut the drapes to cool down the room and darken it.