Everybody dreads the warm summer nights. The humidity and the heat combine to make a horrifying, sweaty bed we’re forced to sleep upon. The warm nights are one universal reason for the hate we share for summers. Well, not really hate, the visits to the beach are still worth it. However, the hot summer nights often make us wish they were just a wee bit cooler. Since, the nights don’t bother about our preferences, we need to find ways ourselves to make them a bit more bearable.
Here are 16 tried and tested ways, to beat the heat in those hot as hell summer nights.
1. KEEP AIR FLOWING
Make sure your room has proper ventilation. Keep the fan facing an open window and place your bed between the two. It is a guaranteed way to keep the breeze flowing.
2. UPGRADE YOUR SHEETS
Get some light colored, lightweight bed sheets. They keep your beds ventilated.
3. KEEP A COOL HEAD
Don’t opt for fluffy pillows. They trap heat. Our head is the hottest part of the body, the heat stored in the fluff is enough to keep you heated up. Instead, swap your pillow for a smaller, firmer cushion.
4. KEEP COMFY
Make sure you wear loose, cotton nightdresses in bed. Some people even prefer going naked, but that’s just your call. All we can do is hint.
5. TRY DAMP HAIR
Try damping your hair when you go to bed. It will be heaven if you can bear the extra moisture.
6. STAY LOW
Try sleeping on the floor. Warm air rises so the floor is bound to be cooler than the bed.
7. FREEZE A BOTTLE
Keep a hot water bottle, except with ice in your bed. The simple feel of it will be a touch of heaven, both pleasant and soothing.
8. USE A COOL CLOTH
Freeze a damp flannel or towel and keep it on your head while you fall asleep.
8. GET A COLD FEET
Before your sleep, keep your feet in cold water. This causes the pulse points in our feet to cool down and reduces the body temperature.
10. CREATE A COOL BREEZE
Hang a wet draping over an open window, and leave the rest to the breeze.
11. ICE YOUR FAN
Keep a bowl of ice in front of your fan. As the ice melts, a cool breeze will disperse into the room.
12. HANG OUT
Sleep in a hammock instead of a bed, the air can get to you from all sides and reduces the heat.
13. UPGRADE YOUR MATTRESS
Switch to a gel mattress. They have thermo regulating properties that provide both aeration and comfort.
14. GO EGYPTIAN
Wrap yourself in a damp sheet before sleeping. A technique used in ancient Egypt, it is a time tested way to beat the heat.
15. EAT STRATEGICALLY
Smaller meals at night mean less work done by the metabolic system. This is sure to keep your insides cooler.
16. TRY RUSTIC BEDDING
Get a bamboo or straw mat instead of your luxurious mattress. They may not be as soft, but they surely are cooler.