How to sleep in hot weather: 7 tips on sleeping in a heatwave
22 July 2019, 17:07 | Updated: 23 July 2019, 14:23
Britain is about experience its biggest heatwave of the year - here's how to get a good night's sleep in hot weather
The UK is about to be hit by an absolute scorcher, with temperatures as high as 37C expected in some parts of the country.
Although we're not complaining about the good weather, we are a bit concerned about how on earth we're going to manage to sleep in that heat. Here are some top tips on ensuring a comfortable night.
1) Wear cotton pyjamas
Surprisingly, it's actually better to wear pyjamas rather than sleep naked - as long as they're made of cotton.
These will allow your skin to breathe and will soak up any rogue sweat.
2) Invest in a good fan
Sleeping with the fan on isn't best advised, but you can certainly cool yourself down before bed or put one on a timer. We love Aldi's 18V CORDLESS FAN, which is on sale online and in store for only £49.99. It has a rotating head, and won't have you tripping up on rogue wires on your bedroom floor.
3) Keep plenty of cold water by your bed
You're more susceptible to dehydration during hot weather, so combat this by keeping plenty of water in your room. This will help you stay cool in the night, as well as hydrate you. You could even pour some over yourself if you overheat during the night.
4) Spray your bedsheets with water
If you're really struggling, spraying your sheets and pillows with cold water before bed will cool you down when you attempt to sleep.
5) Cool yourself down before bed
Having a cold shower before bed will make a significant impact on lowering your body temperature. If you don't have time, you could also wet your hair, feet and back of the neck to cool yourself down.
6) Keep your room cool during the day
Keeping your curtains shut during the day should ensure that your room stays cooler than if the sun is allowed to shine inside.
7) Switch off all electrical devices in your room
Electrical devices emit heat, so it's worth ensuring all sockets are unplugged or switched off before you go to bed.