Tips for a Cool Summer Sleep
The weather is starting to warm up here in Crofton, MD. Thankfully the heat doesn’t get to the point of unbearable, but even slightly higher temperatures can greatly affect your comfort — especially at vulnerable times, such as when you sleep! Today the Crofton Village Blog has tips for staying cool while you sleep this summer so you can enjoy your apartment and your rest all season.
Change your sheets.
Not only is regular washing vital for your health, but changing the actual sheets you use is also important to staying cool on those warm summer nights. Switch out warmer, thicker sheets for cooler ones that help wick away sweat. Opt for cotton instead of polyester, satin, silk, or flannel. Bustle has suggestions for the 10 best sheets to keep you cool all night. Look into them for suggestions! Choose lighter colored sheets if your bed is near a window so the rays of the sun don’t unnecessarily heat up your sheets before you get to cozy up in them.
Drinking water is vital to your health and to regulating your body temperatures. Keep a water bottle near your bed (or in a place you’ll see it before you fall asleep and when you wake up) so you can refuel and stay hydrated. Drinking a glass of water will help you feel refreshed in the morning, as well!
Keep the cold feet.
Cool your body and keep your temperature-sensitive feet cool by taking a cool shower before you hit the hay, or even by keeping a bucket of water near your bed to dip your feet in when you need a quick cooldown. Keep it shallow and away from where you might accidentally knock it over if you’re worried about messes.
What helps you stay cool at night in the summer? Let us know your best tips by leaving a comment below. Thanks for reading! We hope you have a relaxing and heat-free month of restful nights this month and for the rest of the summer.