Sleeping Tips for When it’s Hot
June 18, 2021
Let’s face it, no one likes to sleep when they feel hot. Between kicking off your sheets and pulling off your PJs, sometimes it feels like there’s just no relief. Well hot sleepers, don’t sweat the heat anymore. We’ve collected five of the best (and easiest) tips for cooling down your bedroom and making sure you get a good night’s sleep.
Turn Down Your Thermostat
This may seem obvious, but the first thing you should look into is what temperature you keep your thermostat at night. While running your AC at 70 degrees F during the day may seem perfectly normal, it’s recommended to turn the temperature down to somewhere between 60- and 67-degrees F for a restful night’s sleep.
Check Your Bedding
If turning your thermostat down doesn't work, assess what you're sleeping on. There is technology that can create a cooling effect in your mattress and pillows. Specifically, Dr. Oz Good Life™ mattresses have foam infused with CoolRelax™ gel and activated charcoal that can keep you cool at night.
Reevaluate Your PJs
Do you wear the same pajamas year-round? It may be time to rethink your sleep wardrobe. Sleepwear that is too tight, restrictive, or heavy can easily cause you to feel hotter at night. Opt for pajamas that allow your body to breathe, like those made from bamboo or silk.
Draw Your Shades
While letting the sunshine into your home is sure to brighten your mood, it might also be ruining your sleep. Keep your blinds, drapes, and curtains closed during the sunniest parts of the day, mainly morning and afternoon, and open them in the evening. This will make your room feel cooler at night, so you can sleep better all night long.
Cool Your Body
Many people will take a hot bath to relax before bed, but when it’s hot, try switching it up with a cold or lukewarm shower. Taking a cool shower before bed can help lower your body’s core temperature and help you fall asleep. In lieu of a shower, you can also try putting a cold towel on your forehead or patting down your skin with a cool washcloth.
Don’t spend another night tossing and turning in the heat. With a few small changes, and some help from Dr. Oz Good Life™, you can enjoy cool, calm sleep even on the hottest summer day.