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Here’s How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep: Tips To Keep Your Bed Cool At Night

by Lou-Ann Jordan Sep 19, 2022

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Isn’t it terrible—getting up in the middle of the night with damp clothes sticking to a sweaty body?  Those of us without air conditioning units in the bedroom know this feeling. 

In countries with tropical climates, the first half of the year can bring brutal heat.  However, the second half, the rainy season, usually cools things down, especially at night. 

In recent times, it would seem the weather isn’t as predictable as it used to be.   This year, there have been many humid nights during the dry season.  Regrettably, though we are now in the rainy season, there has been an uncharacteristic heat during the day as well as at night.

While, traditionally, this time of the year tends to be cooler, strangely, this isn’t the case.  It seems as though there is no end to the heat; it’s scorching during the day and humid at night.

But, staying cool may be easier than you think.  There are numerous tricks you can try to put an end to those muggy nights.

So, before you rush off to buy an AC unit, we’ve got a few cooling tips for you.

Here are five easy tricks to keep nightly sweating at bay:

Keep the lights off.  As early as you can turn the lights off, and keep them off.  Use natural light to do your nightly prepping.  It’s guaranteed to make the room cooler.

Stay unplugged.  Electronic devices tend to give off heat even when not connected to sockets. Unplugging devices and appliances, not in use, will help diminish the heat circulating in your house.

Don’t use the stove.  Whether it’s dinner preparations or a cup of tea before bed, it’s a good idea to avoid using your stove and even more so your oven.  It would be best to use your grill if having meat is a must.  Also, having tea before bed, though relaxing, will cause you to feel hot.

Take a cool shower.  A cold shower before bed does wonders in lessening body heat. It will leave you feeling clean and refreshed. 

Avoid spooning.  On sweltering nights cuddling will not be the source of comfort it generally tends to be as it increases body temperature.   Leave some room between you and your partner to avoid feeling clammy.  Also, your bed is likely to be cooler and drier.

Cool your pulses.  Applying cold compresses or even a piece of ice to your pulse points is a quick and easy way to cool off.  Try it.  Get a bit of ice and hold it against the pulse points at your wrist, below your ear, inside your elbows or behind your knees.

Create DIY homemade air-conditioning.  It’s an old-school trick.  Place a shallow bowl of ice in front of your fan and let the fan blow the cold air your way.

Use frosty sheets.  Before you go to bed, place your bedsheets in a freezer bag and leave them in the fridge or freezer for a couple of minutes. We know it’s a bit unorthodox, but it’s worth a try.  After all, the benefit is that your bed will be nice and cool as you fall off to sleep.

Presently for many people in the region, the nights are humid.  Nevertheless, as we await lower temperatures, these tips will help put an end to comfortable nights of tossing and turning in a warm, damp bed.

Here’s hoping you’re able to have a good night’s sleep.

Source: Greatist