5 Tips for Sleeping Cooler

Now that we’re well into summer, many parts of the United States are starting to bake in hotter-than-usual summer heat. In fact, some areas of the country that aren’t used to extreme heat are seeing temperatures running over 90 degrees.  What can you do if your home doesn’t have air conditioning or you find yourself temporarily without? Here are five great tips to help keep you comfortable so you can sleep:

  1. Make sure your bed clothes are made up of cool, lightweight and breathable fabrics. Your sheets, blankets and pillows can make a major difference in your summer comfort. Some pillows and mattress toppers, such as our Iso•Cool™ line, stay cool all night. In the absence of this, try to flip your pillow whenever you change positions, keeping the coolest side of the pillow against your face.
  2. Take a cool bath or shower before bedtime.
  3. If you have long hair, put it up in a ponytail or bun on the top of your head so it isn’t covering your neck and shoulders.
  4. Find the coolest room in the house, and sleep there. During a heat wave, don’t be reluctant to have a “family campout” in the basement.
  5. Sleep with a slightly damp cold towel over your feet or behind your neck. You can also wet your socks with cold water and then put them on.

Obviously, none of these solutions are as good as having an AC unit pumping cool, comfortable air into your bedroom, but these tips can give you the next best thing, and allow you to get a good night’s sleep.