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.
Oh my gosh, I too have left the house in pure darkness to today. So when I get home shortly, the house will be nice and cool and feel totally comfortable to relax in.
Ah nice Lindsey.
I have no happy medium, I am always too hot or cold, never just right. I’m loving being outside in the sunshine and letting the kids have fun in the garden. Sleep well!
I like when the weather is just mild. Not too hot or cold.
We’ve had the curtains shut all week due to the heat. It really does take the edge off
Yes it does Zena.
Good post Stella. Good tips. We have cooling fans throughout the house inc in the bedroom. I need them all year round as my body thermometer clock doesnt work properly and I need air around me even when its cold.
My sleep tips are cold drink by the side of the bed, fans and relaxation music to help distract from lieing there counting sheep. Useful whatever time of the year for sleep issues
Fab tips. Relaxing music helps me too.
I would never have thought of putting your pyjamas in the fridge! How interesting! As well as a cool shower, running your hands and wrists under a cold tap also helps (I think it’s because your blood runs closer to the surface here or something?). Hope you’re managing to get some sleep!
I am trying to. Thanks.
Great tips – I would never have thought to put my pyjamas in the fridge!
I only just found out about the tip some days ago too.
I was laughing to my husband yesterday, because I was complaining about being too hot. It was only a few weeks ago I was complaining about being too cold. No pleasing me apparently. Being too warm at night though is horrible. You tend to wake up feeling horrible, with a headache. You have wise words to help. One thing I do if I wake up is turn my pillow over, always feels cooler on the other side and I find it easier to go back to sleep. I also only use cotton bedding, not polycotton.
Ah nice. I will check the material of our bedding sets. Thanks Jen.
thank you!!! I am sitting here in my house and sweating like a pig. I really needed this post, some very great tips you have here <3
It is so hot today here too.
I agree this heat is stifling. I literally woke up this morning in a hot sweat so the idea of a cool shower or cold pajamas sounds amazing x
It is cooling off now.
In my country we only know,warm weather or rain. But in warm weather the a/c needs to be on the whole day. Nice post.
Ah nice. Thanks for stopping by.
Pyjamas in the fridge! I like that, but it did make me laugh. I’ll be honest, I’ve just resorted to sleeping naked in this heat. I did come across a nifty tip last week which was to half-fill a hot water bottle and stick in the freezer. You can then use that to cool your bed down before you try to go to sleep.
Ah nice tip Fran. Will try it.