We’ve all been waiting to enjoy this summer like no other summer before. After more than a year of lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re ready to explore the world again thanks to lower infection rates. However, some of us may find the warm months difficult to sleep in, which can put a damper on our exciting summer plans. Whether your room’s temperature runs warm or you find yourself waking up warm at night, there are ways to feel more comfortable at night during the summer months.
Here are five ways to sleep more comfortably throughout the warmest season of the year:
1. Prepare with summer-friendly bedding
If you’ve been waking up drenched in sweat or simply find yourself uncomfortable when it’s time to go to sleep, the culprit may be your bedding. If you’ve been using the same sheets and blankets for months, chances are they could be warm enough for winter but making you miserable and hot in the summer.
If this is the case, take a look at everything from your comforter to your sheets, and even your pillow. You may need to upgrade to cooling bedding and new pillows for a cooler environment in the summer months. Make sure your bedding is safe and free of toxins.
2. Use blackout curtains
While fresh vibes in bedrooms are made of soft and transparent curtains and decorations, if you want to keep the heat out, blackout curtains are the way to go. You can keep them down throughout the night and during the day while you’re out so that when you come back, your room is as fresh as can be for evening relaxation.
3. Inspire with fresh vibes
How does your room smell? You may not yet have anything to enhance your bedroom smell but incorporating fresh-smelling candles or essential oils can go far in helping you relax in your room. Some people also like using incense to calm themselves after a long day of work while having the scent fill the room for a relaxing environment. Keep things fresh in the summer to help you unwind with soothing aromas. Just make sure you’re using natural products for a healthy home environment.
4. Skip the hot shower
Most of us love a hot shower but if the summer heat is high, turn the temperature down low in the shower. This can allow your body temperature to regulate before bed, because if you’ve spent most of your day outside and then jump in a hot shower, you may find it hard to cool down and get to sleep. A cold shower may not sound appealing, but it’s good for you in more ways than one.
5. Change what you sleep in
Your winter pajamas may be cute, but in the summer, you can go without them. Whether you shop around for the perfect summer pajama outfit or sleep in your underwear, what you sleep in can affect how well you sleep. Cotton pajama wear is always a good idea in the summer as it lets your skin breathe and is comfortable to get some ZZZs in.
Sleeping well in the summer is all about your body temperature, as well as how relaxing your environment is. From making your room a fresh haven for the night to keeping the sun out, there are various ways to keep your bedroom cooler than the rest of the house; when it’s time to sleep, you can drift easily and breezily.