Summertime is upon us. This means we are looking for ways to optimize our sleep in the hottest months of the year. It’s easy to get cynical about summer sleep. But we don’t have to be. Here are some ways to ensure the best sleep experience in the hot summer months.
Blackout curtains are a great way to keep the heat from spilling into your bedroom. Insulating your room will keep the cool air inside, and the hot air out. And since it takes longer to get dark in the summertime, curtains will also prevent the sunlight from messing with your circadian rhythm.
Turn On Air Conditioner
Of course, having an air conditioner is a great way to cool down if you can swing it. Sleeping at a cooler temperature can actually improve your overall sleep. The ideal temperature is somewhere between 60-79 degrees. So, if you can afford this luxury, it’s definitely worth the expense.
This should go without saying, but the type of fabric you wear to bed can affect your sleep temperature. Try and stick with fabrics that are light and breathable such as cotton or linen. Or, if you are someone who likes fewer layers altogether, try sleeping in just your underwear. This will for sure lower your overall body temperature.
Mattress or Mattress Topper With Gel
Memory Foam is downright cozy, but memory foam on its own naturally runs hot. This is why most memory foam products have gel for temperature regulation, such as our Lucid mattresses. If you are looking to purchase a mattress or topper, make sure that it has a gel to ensure you are sleeping comfortably.
Finding a pillow that keeps your head cool is important too. So look for a pillow with temperature regulating gel, flip your pillow to the cool side halfway through the night, or put your pillowcase in the freezer and put it back on your pillow right before bed. Whatever solution you try will help bring down your overall body temperature.
Flannel sheets just won’t do. Try to invest in seasonal summer sheets with lighter fabrics such as Tencel or Bamboo. These fabrics are soft, breathable, and don’t trap heat. Something light will ensure a luxurious sleep.
People sweat. It’s just a common fact. Even the most hygienic person secretes body oils while they sleep. This is why it is important to make sure your mattress is protected with a waterproof mattress protector. Noiseless, snug like a fitted sheet, and ensured to prolong the life of the mattress—there really is no reason not to purchase one.
Better Sleep Ahead
Finding the most comfortable sleep experience doesn’t have to be difficult. For more summer sleep ideas, visit our Lucid website for quality sleep products.
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