Summertime is all about beach days, outdoor activities, kayaking and much more fun. But summer can make you have lots of sleepless nights because of scorching heat. While air conditioners are a good option to fight with the scorching heat of the weather but it is not a budget and environmentally friendly option.
If you are looking for some tricks to beat the heat this summer then here are some tricks to survive hot summer nights.
1. Go with a cotton bed sheet
Cotton is light in weight, breathable and cooler than that of polyester, silk or other fabrics. If you are still using polyester or silk bed sheets then switch to cotton right now. I assure you that you will feel a significant difference and would not go back to silk and polyester in future.
Cotton bed sheets help you to feel relaxing thus you will be able to have quality sleep without tossing or turning in bed struggling with the heat.
2. Be smart with your fans
If the fan of your room just circulates hot air in your room then try pointing a box fan outward. This fan will suck all hot air inside the room such that your fan will circulate cool air in your room.
If you have a table fan in front of your bed then put ice in front of a fan to feel the coolness.
3. Wear right clothes
Cotton is the best fabric for summers because cotton is light, breathable and airy making you feel relaxed. Wear right pajamas and shirt to feel relaxed, go with the loose cotton clothes allow air to go inside.
4. Sleep Alone
If you want to have good sleep at night then you should try to sleep alone especially if you are a cuddler. If you will sleep alone then you are not adding any extra body heat in your room. Thus you will feel cooler.
5. Drink water or stay hydrated more
If you are addicted to alcohol then you should avoid alcohol in summers because alcohol raises the temperature of your body, as a result, disturb your sleep. On the other hand, if you keep yourself hydrated then you will get the best quality sleep as well as you will feel refreshing. so don’t forget to drink a glass of water before going to bed.
6. Take a cold shower before going to bed
Taking a cold shower before going to bed will make you feel refresh and cooler. This doesn’t only help you to cool your body temperature but as well as rinse the layer of sweat off your body.
7. Turn off all the lights and electronics appliances
All electric appliances generate heat which can make your surrounding air hotter so you should turn off as many as lights and electric appliances you can.
If you turn off all the electronic appliances then this will make the air of your home cool at night and can have good sleep.
8. Get low
If you are living in a home with more than one Level then try to sleep at the lowest level of your home. The lowest level of a home is always cooler as compared to the upper levels because of the direct sunlight falling on the upper levels.
On the other hand, if you are living in a single level home then you can put the mattresses on the floor to beat the heat.
9. Keep your food cool and avoid using an oven
While many people take summer as the best time to eat outdoors, but there are food and the drinks which are not enjoyable when heated by the sun. avoid cooking before going to bed and if you still need to cook then take a cold shower after cooking to feel relax.
Consider making cold soups to beat the heat and the food which does not require an oven. Try to drink more and more water as compare eating outdoors.
10. Stay cool while you sleep
Summers are the worst time to have good quality sleep even you need to face the completely sleepless nights but now you don’t need to do so. Choose a right type of pillow and keep your head on it to feel cool, use wet bed sheets to feel cooler and try to feel relaxed to avoid sleepless nights.
You might not have heard before that how acupressure can help you to beat the heat, but it is possible if you are stuck in the heat and unable to find the cooler place then find out the best cooling points.
After knowing your cooling points, wrap a piece of ice in a cotton cloth and place it at cooling points to feel coolness and ultimate relaxation.
For example: keep an ice piece on neck and wrist to feel the ultimate cooling experience.
12. Take some dry measures
Give summer vacations to your dryers, hand out your bed sheets and clothes out to dry. These will make you feel cool air. Don’t dry your bed sheets completely, keep them little wet and use the same at night.
Swimming is one of the best options to beat the heat in summers. Take a dip in your personal swimming pool or in a public pool. There is no any better option than swimming in cold water to beat the heat of the summers. You can also swim before going to bed to feel ultimate relaxation.
14. Eat cool, stay cool
According to a study, if you eat cool then you will stay cool. Consume such food which makes you feel cooler from inside and outside. Eat fruits, veggies rather than having spicy and salty food. You can also enjoy water workouts and can have an adventure as well.
While summers are the best time for outdoor activities but it is also a struggling one when you want to have quality sleep. If you are turning on the bed and fighting with the summer heat then try these above tricks. These tricks will make your summer nights relaxing.