There’s a UK heat wave set for July, and we know it can be tricky to get a good night’s sleep. We’ve all thrown the duvet off in the night or ended up with a leg hanging out.
Here’s our hints and tips to make sure you get a good night sleep.
Avoid mid-day naps
The hotter weather can make you feel sleepy but you’re best to avoid a daytime nap. Try and keep your tiredness for bedtime.
Keep the curtains closed
Keeping your curtains closed or the blinds drawn can keep the daytime sun out of the bedroom keeping the overall temperature of your room down.
This one may sound a little odd, but keeping windows closed can keep the hot air out. Especially on the side of your home where the sun is shining.
Keep to your daily routine
Sticking to your normal daily routine and bedtime will help your internal body clock stay on track. Whatever the weather make sure you’re keeping to your normal schedule.
Drink enough water throughout the day but avoid drinking very large amounts before bed. This will ensure you’re hydrated without having to get out of bed in the night for the toilet.
Think about what you drink, tying to avoid sugary or caffeinated drinks as this will keep you awake at night rather than help you to drift off.
If you’re struggling to sleep, try and do something relaxing such as reading. Avoid electronics as these emit a blue light and can stimulate your brain rather than help you to drift off.
Invest in natural filled bedding
Much like our clothes, if you go for natural materials, you’re more like to be able regulate your natural body temperature. Ultimately giving you a more comfortable and constant night’s sleep.
To get a cooler night sleep think about the thread count of your duvet, duvet cover and sheets. A thread counts between 200 and 400 is a good option. Any lower than this and the fabric won’t be as comfortable against your skin, but any higher tend to trap heat at night.
The scale of duvet togs ranges from 1 to 15, with 1 being very cool and 15 being the warmest. The lower the tog of your duvet the cooler it will be.
Down and feather filled duvet are the best for getting a comfortable night’s sleep in the hotter weather. They offer natural wicking properties, drawing moisture away from the body. They are also breathable to help air circulate through the duvet to keep your body temperate consistent.
Looking for a summer duvet? Take a look at the range available online.
And follow these top tips will help you to get a good, consistent night’s sleep in the hotter weather.