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Woman sleeping peacefully

Cooling sleep products and tips

On hot summer nights, finding peace, quiet and comfort can be a challenge. If you feel too warm to sleep at night, there are several things that you can do to cool down.

1. Get a summer duvet

Some people find it difficult to fall asleep under just a sheet. A cool summer duvet is designed to help you sleep comfortably in warm weather: It transports heat and moisture away from your body so you can wake up well rested.

2. Use the right bed linen

Linen bed linen is ideal for the warm summer months. This type of fabric absorbs moisture quickly and releases it again. This effect keeps the bed linen dry and fresh and can help you get a restful sleep even on hot summer nights. Bed linen made from linen fibers is also very durable. It is lint-free and this means that you can obtain a healthier sleep environment.

3. Get a cooling mattress topper

If you don’t already have a top mattress, this summer might be the time to get one – not only because a top mattress can protect and prolong the life of your mattress, but also because you can get one with cooling qualities. Latex will give you the sense of laying on top of the top mattress as opposed to sinking into it, and that means that the heat is easier released. 

4. Use a mattress protector and a pillow protector

If you tend to get sweaty at night using a mattress protector is a good idea. It prolongs the life of your mattress or top mattress by shielding it from moisture.

A pillow protector shields your pillow not only from sweat but also from hair styling products, night cream etc. This way it also helps strengthen your pillow’s durability.

5. Sleep in the right position to stay cool at night

The less of your body that touches the mattress, the better. That is why sleeping on your side can be helpful. Sleeping in the Starfish position can also help you ventilate and stay cool. Read more about sleeping position and personality.

6. Find the right pajamas

Choose a pajamas in a moisture-wicking material such as bamboo or something lightweight such as cotton. You might be tempted to sleep au naturel, but mind that the pajama will absorb at least part of the moisture, and thus protect your bed linen and sheets.

7. Keep a drink and a damp cloth by the bed

Keep a bottle of water by the bed – but don’t drink too much if you don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. You can also cool off with a damp cloth against your face.

8. Shut out all sunlight

Make sure to shut out all sunlight during the day with a blackout curtain, blackout roller blinds or blackout vertical blinds. The temperature in the bedroom should ideally be lower than in the living room – preferably around 18-19 degrees. Blackout window dressing will prevent the sun rays from heating up the room.

9. Dinner and drinks that can make you feel warm

Spicy food can make you sweat so stay away from cayenne pepper and jalapeños for the last couple of hours before bedtime.

Also avoid drinking alcohol and coffee 2-3 hours before you turn in.

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