The weather has been dead warm for the whole of this week, and I hear it is going to get even warmer in the next few days. Saturday is predicted to be the hottest spring day ever as temperature is predicted to hit 32.2C (89.96F), so be ready to roast!
I like it warm, but not too warm. I struggle with extreme temperatures, and this is now extreme. There is no air at all, it is so still and so hot! I feel like hibernating.
Getting decent sleep is almost impossible more. With all the many issues going on around the world and in our personal lives, we have enough on our plate to keep us up at night already. Just look at what happened in Manchester some days ago, with the suicide bombing that killed over 25 people, and injured more than 50.
Money issues is another thing that could keep us up all night. There is nothing else than can chase sleep faster than red bills that won’t stop coming. Thankfully, there are now options to help sort out our finance worries, so we don’t have to lose sleep over them. Companies like Northcash Loans can help when the going gets tough. But this heatwave has just added to the list of things that could really affect our sleep. But the good news is that I have found a way to tackle it. Here are some tips that might you get some decent sleep while the heatwave is at its peak –
Leave your blinds/curtains shut
Leave your blinds/curtains shut during the day will help keep the bedroom cool. Most experts agree with the ideal bedroom temperature being between 15 and 19 degrees. Anything over 23 degrees or below 12 degrees is likely to disturb your sleep.
Put your Pyjamas in the Fridge
Put your pyjamas in a bag and place in the fridge an hour before bedtime. This will help you stay cool.
Take a Cool Shower
Taking a cool shower just before bedtime to keep you cool too.
Regardless of whatever issues you may have, be it family or finance issue, there is someone out there wishing they had a bed to sleep on, so stay thankful. Think of all you are thankful for before bedtime, no matter how small. You can jot them down if you can as well. Being thankful improves our mental wellbeing, which helps us sleep better and feel fantastic.
A pillow/bedding mist could also help you snooze easy. A Lavender pillow mist works fine for me. Clean bedding and pyjamas also help me feel very snuggly.
Reduce caffeine and fluids
I stay away from caffeinated drinks 5 hours to. bedtime, and stop taking fluids an hour to bedtime, just so I sleep well without any interruptions. The last thing you need is to fall asleep, and then wake up to use the toilet, and struggle to go back because of the heat.
Do you have any sleep tips or secrets to share, to help us sleep easy with the hot nights ahead? Please share them in the comments section below. Thank you.