There are a few things worse than trying to catch some shut-eye in an incredibly hot, sticky room. Our fantastic summer seems set to continue so how do we cool down without installing air conditioning?
- Choose cotton
White of natural linens made from light weight cotton (Egyptian or otherwise) are breatheable and excellent for promoting ventilation & airflow in the bedroom.
- Create a cross breeze
Position a fan across from the window, this will allow the wind from outside to combine with the fans air flow to create a cooling cross breeze.
- Pamper your pulses
To cool down quickly apply ice packs or cold compresses to pulse points ie - wrists, neck, elbow, groin, ankles or behind the knees
- Go it alone
Desparate times call for desparate measures..! Its worth heading for the spare room as sharing a bed, cuddling with your partner increases body heat intern making the overall in bed temperature higher.
Make sure you drink a glass of water before bed. Tossing, turning & sweating at night can result in dehydration so get some H20 in the tank beforehand (Just 8 ounces will do the trick unless you're really into those 3am bathroom runs!)
- Cool off
A cold shower will reduce the core body temperature whilst rinsing off sweat so you can go to bed feeling cold & clean.
- Get down low
Hot air rises so set your bed as close to the floor as possible, even consider sleeping downstairs the lower you go the cooler it gets!