When temperatures rise up, it can be especially hard at night when it gets too hot to sleep. Even if you don’t have an air conditioner to save you, there are still plenty of simple things that can help you beat the heat and get a good night’s rest.
We came up with 10 ultimate ways to make sure that nothing spoils your peaceful sleep.
1. Make sure air is flowing.
Ventilation is key to keeping cool. If you have a fan, have it face an open window and place your bed in between. This will help keep the breeze flowing through your bedroom.
2. Change your sheets.
When we say “change” your sheets, we mean “replace” them, at least for the summer. Make sure they are lightweight and light-colored, as this will help reflect light and heat instead of absorbing it. If your sheets are designed to keep you warm during the winter, they’re just not meant for summer use.
3. Use smaller pillows.
Likewise, if your pillows are designed to help you keep warm during cold nights, you should get a summer replacement. This is especially important for your head since it can end up being the warmest part of your body. Choose a small, firm pillow for when you sleep. Maybe try your couch pillows.