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How to Sleep in this Heatwave

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.

 

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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 thisΒ 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.

 

Stay Thankful

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.

 

Pillow Mist

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.

 

 

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Do We Need a Pet

My kiddies have decided that need a pet. They have been bugging me about having one for some time now, and the bugging has now increased. We are one of the only ones on our street without a dog or cat, so I can understand why they are so bent on having one. They see pets in almost every garden apart from theirs, and they are obsessed with them.

However, I don’t think I can deal with the stress and responsibilities of having a pet, but you never know what you are capable of sometimes. If we had to have one now, I would rather we pick a dog. I think some breeds are really cute, and dogs look like they would be fun to have around.

One thing I know for sure is, our home and garden is not dog friendly at all, so that would need sorting out before anything else, if we do go ahead. I recently came across an infographic by Ratten Direct – a leading supplier of garden furniture in the UK,and this infographic explained how a dog friendly garden should look like. It is definitely food for thought for dog owners and lovers. Here is the infographic below.

 

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I bet many of you were not aware of these possible dangers in the garden. I know I was aware of any of these, until I came across this infographic. Good I did, because I now know we are not having a dog or any kind of pet anytime soon, because our garden is nowhere where it needs to be in order to have one safely.

Is your garden dog friendly? What are your thoughts on this?

Please free feel to sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the sunshine or rain wherever you are.

 

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Road Trips this Summer

I hear the weather is going to be nice and warm for the next 10 days, so I have started making plans to ensure I make the most of the sunshine, before it gets all wet and gloomy again.

The summer holidays are around the corner, and that means road trips and holidays are being planned as I type. I enjoy road trips. We do a couple every year, and we have now become professionals at planning them.

 

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You may find these summer road trip tips very useful, if you have a road trip planned –

Check the Car

Make sure your car is ready for the long trip ahead. Check the car all around, especially the tyres, to ensure it is ready for the trip. If you don’t know what to look out for, seek advice from a professional.

Get a Breakdown Cover

Ensure you have a breakdown cover. Being stuck on the motorway is the last thing you would expect but it does happen. It has happened to us before years ago. We had a car accident, and we were grateful to have a breakdown cover, which helped us in the accident situation. Trust me, the shock of an accident and having to deal with a car accident injury is enough, being Β stranded on the road and having to worry about the recovery of the car, is too much. It is better to get a breakdown cover in place before embarking on a trip.

Entertainment and Snacks

If your kids are like mine, then they get bored very quickly on long road trips. So we like to go with entertainment and snacks to get them happy. So snacks in abundance on our trips. The tablets come in very handy, especially the LeapFrog, with the amazing battery life. We are a family that likes to read, so I also make sure there are books to keep the kiddies happy, and I am never without my Kindle as well.

Regular Breaks

Depending on how far you are travelling, stopping regularly for short breaks also help keep everyone refreshed and fed.

Have a Sat Nav

I don’t like maps, and I don’t know how to read them. So I rely on Sat Navs that speaks, so the instructions are clear and there is no room for assumptions. Having a Sat Nav usually help ensure the road trip goes smoothly. We would be lost without one.

 

Do you have any road trips to share?

 

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