Now that we’re heading into a heat-wave, things are going to get hot and humid at night. Because the UK doesn’t get this kind of heat often, we don’t have air-con as standard (although most cars have it but I don’t recommend sleeping in the car!).
So, although it seems obvious, don’t bundle up under covers at night. If you’re like me, and you can’t sleep without something covering you, just have a cotton sheet – but, pop it in the fridge (if there’s room) in a carrier bag for a couple of hours before you go to bed and it will be bliss for a while.
Second up, tie your hair up if it’s long. A hot, sweaty neck is horrid and hair up when it’s hot seriously does make all the different. The other thing you can do, if you’re really suffering, is wet your hair and sleep on a towel over your pillow. All the heat you keep in your hair and head will disappear. Your hair will look like hell on earth the next morning, but what do you care? You had a full eight hours.
If you have a fan (I have a stand up fan), then spritzing with water if you wake up fretful and hot is lovely because the fan blowing makes it feel extra cooling on your body. Try the Melvita Floral Waters HERE which are hydrating so you won’t sacrifice your moisture levels by whipping it away with air.
And finally, not such a crazy idea but fill a hot water bottle (take it out of it’s cover) with cold water and keep it in the fridge for a few hours before you go to bed… when things get too hot, it will retain its coolness for quite some time and can just take the edge off.
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I enjoyed this post 🙂 Thanks- certainly still roasting here so Im not looking forward to going to bed!
another option for spritz is Body Shop Face Mists I prefer the Vitamin E but the Vit C is good too. Going to try the cold water bottle and the sheet in fridge tricks. Thanks
Great tips, thank you! I’m currently living in vietnam and it’s crazy hot here!
I think that I am the only person that hates summer! Once the weather gets above 15 I feel uncomfortable. If I won the lottery I would buy a house and get air con I think lol
Another good tip is covering your body with a cooling gel! Works like a treat!
For really hot nights, I rinse my feet with cool water in the shower before bed. Then I rub my feet with lotion with peppermint oil added (the commercial stuff doesn’t have enough peppermint in it for me). Having cool feet really helps me sleep!