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