Hot sleepless summer nights

Top tips for sleeping in the heat. The main aim is to prevent excessive heat build-up in your house during the day as a hot room is not an ideal setting in which to get a good night’s sleep. To get a good night’s sleep you need to release your sleepy hormone melatonin.To optimise the release of your ‘sleepy hormones’  you need to trick your body into cooling down.

  • Try taking a warm shower before bed, as water is a great cooling agent
  • Use a damp flannel to cool yourself down
  • Sleep on a silk pillowcase to keep you cool http://www.thegoodsleepexpert.com
  • Wear light cotton PJs (or maybe none at all) to keep from getting overheated
  • Have a fan in your bedroom (not directed at you)  to help keep you cool
  • Remove your duvet from its cover, and sleep under just the sheet
  • Drink lots of cool fluids and eat smaller, more frequent meals

 

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About sammymargo

Sammy is a Chartered Physiotherapist who established her NW London Practice more than 15 years ago.The clinic specialises in treating sports injuries,back pain as well as all musculoskeletal problems. Having qualified in London as a physio, as she did a Master's in Physiotherapy at University College and The Middlesex Hospital. She is also qualified Aerobics and Pilates instructor. Sammy incorporates this 'balanced body' approach into her physiotherapy treatments. Sammy spent time working in The NHS as well as in the professional sporting arena including time at Finchley, Barnet and Wingate football clubs. At Barnet FC, Sammy became English football's first female chartered physiotherapist. Other team sport involvement included the England basketball team and the England athletics team as well as professional skiiing. Sammy is actively involved in the media as a spokesperson for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and appears frequently on radio and television as well as in newspapers and magazines. She also maintains her clinical input as a Physiotherapist and a Sleep Therapist. Sammy has written 'The Good Sleep Guide' and 'The Good Sleep Guide for Kids' which are both available in good book stores.
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