How to sleep during this week’s heatwave
With temperatures set to rise to highs of 27 degrees this week, we can expect to see families across the country basking in the beautiful sunshine. But, whilst the heat is very much welcome during the daytime, rising temperatures at night can make sleeping uncomfortable and frustrating.
Research has shown that high temperatures have a direct impact on bedtimes, making it more difficult to doze off and reducing the quality of sleep. But, what can we do to stop the heat taking its toll on our precious slumber? The Bath Chronicle have some useful tips:
- Keep curtains or shutters closed during the day to stop heat from building up
- Open windows in the house to establish a good flow of air, however, exercise caution if on the ground floor or in a bungalow due to the higher risk of burglary
- Bring an electric fan into the room to circulate cool air
- Use a light duvet with a low tog rating or swap it for a light cotton sheet which helps to absorb perspiration
- Keep a glass of cold water next to your bed to help you stay hydrated during the night
- Reduce the amount of clothes that you wear at night. Sleeping naked will allow your body to cool quicker
Don’t forget to stay safe in the sun too, making sure you apply sunscreen and keep hydrated. Enjoy the lovely weather and sleep well in the heat!
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