Many have been eagerly awaiting summer, but they also know that warm nights are not necessarily pleasant. So that you can enjoy the summer to the fullest, we have tips to make sleeping in the heat more comfortable.
In order to keep a cool head in the truest sense of the word in the summer heat, it makes sense to buy a cooling pad. These pillows usually have special gel inserts to wick heat and moisture away from the body and prevent sweating from your head and neck while you sleep. In addition, cooling pads ensure better circulation, since they are specially made for sleeping in the heat. Some models are also worth using all year round. And: If you don't want to buy a new pillow, you can also use a cooling pillowcase.
Not only on the head, but also on the body, of course, the heat is noticeable at night. However, sleeping without bed linen is usually not the solution - especially since that is not very comfortable for many people. And: Even at high temperatures, the body can cool down at night if the sweat is not absorbed. A light summer duvet and breathable sleepwear made of linen or cotton, for example, that absorbs moisture are well suited. Cooling bed linen also helps to ensure comfortable sleeping in the heat. A satin duvet cover, for example, can be very comfortable on summer nights, as can a cooling mattress topper.
Especially cold drinks or a particularly cold shower are not a good idea on a hot summer day, even if you think that would help with the heat. Instead, however, the vessels contract and the heat builds up in the body. With cold showers, the body has to work and heats up even more. It is better to take a lukewarm shower before going to bed - preferably with a soothing shower gel, such as lavender oil. Alternating showers with warm and slightly cooler (not cold) water before falling asleep can also be helpful to better deal with the heat during sleep.
So that no heat can develop in the bedroom while sleeping, it is important to keep it back with the right darkening. Suitable are metal or thermal roller blinds, which should be pulled down during the day to keep the heat out. In addition, you should make sure that energy sources are switched off during the night, i.e. all plugs are really pulled and there is no longer any light to be seen anywhere. This also helps to get through the night relaxed and to let a little heat disturb your sleep.
To get a good start into the night in summer, it helps to eat several small portions instead of a sumptuous dinner. Vegetables, fruit, lean meat or fish are particularly suitable for later sleeping in the heat. Spicy and greasy foods, alcohol and caffeine should be taboo before a summer night if you want to get through the night relaxed. Soothing herbal teas, such as lemon balm or lavender, are more suitable for falling asleep. And: If you sweat a lot at night, a sage tea can help because it reduces sweat production. You should drink as much as possible during the day anyway, especially in summer.
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