I can’t believe that I am actually writing this post whilst sitting in the UK after nearly two weeks of glorious weather, and what’s even better is that it is set to continue.
While the sun is great for beach days, hanging out in a beer garden and exploring the outdoors, one thing that can be super irritating is getting into a bed that literally feels like jumping into a river of fire. If only it could remain 30 degrees between the hours of 10am to 9pm, and then decrease to blizzard-like temperature the rest of the time!
If you’re a bit like me, and really struggle to get to sleep in this heat, then here are some great tips:
Summer-Proof Your Bed
Beds can be given a complete make-over to ensure that you get a better night’s sleep during the hotter weather. It may be worth giving thinner and more breathable mattresses a thought, such as a cooling LayGel mattress which has a cooling feeling to provide a better sleep, as well as using linen for bed sheets and pillow covers.
Swap Your Duvet for a Sheet
The thing is, nobody wants to sleep on top of their duvet – it definitely isn’t as satisfactory as being all cosy and wrapped up, and it gives the bed demons chance to get to you. However, can that still be done without melting away? Of course it can.
When you go on holiday to warmer countries such as Spain, Portugal and even the Caribbean, the one thing that they almost always do is give you a sheet to wrap yourselves in at night instead of a big duvet, so why don’t you do the same?
Invest in a Bedroom Fan
I don’t suggest leaving a fan on all throughout the night, as they can be quite noisy. But what I can suggest is a big tip to ensure you make the most of the fan.
Fill a large container with ice and keep the fan over it – this will help circulate cold air, rather than just blowing the same room-temperature air back and forth.
Hot Cold-Water Bottles
While hot water bottles are used in the colder weather to warm yourselves up (hence the name), they can actually be used as the complete opposite and be used as an ice pack during summer.
Fill a hot water bottle with cold water and pop it in the freezer for a couple of hours before bed. You now have your very own ice pack you can use to snuggle up with in the bedroom!
Release Your Inner Tarzan
If you really can’t take any more of the stuffy indoors, then pitch up a hammock and sleep outdoors. It is suspended on all sides which means that air flow will be increased. Plus, there may even be a slight breeze every now and then. Be careful of the bug bites though!
I will definitely be following these tips this week as the weather in the UK is set to increase. I have really been struggling over the past week which is what brought me to write this post. It really is a shame that the hot weather can’t just stay warm during the day and it has to stay with us overnight!
This post has been written in collaboration with Happy Beds.