How to Stay Cool at Night While You Sleep
We all want a good night’s sleep—no matter what the season is. However, as we head from spring into summer, our days and nights are getting warmer. Depending on where you live, summer weather might mean experiencing a mixture of hot temperatures and either dryness or humidity.
When the outside temperature goes up, your bedroom and your bed will also get warmer. This will naturally increase your body’s temperature, which can interfere with and disrupt your sleep. You’ll likely be finding yourself waking up throughout the night and feeling hot, sweaty, and frustrated!
So, how do you stay cool at night?
Cooling Your Body Temperature Before Bed
When days and nights are hot, it’s important to regulate your body temperature.
- Stay hydrated throughout the day.
- Don’t exercise too close to bedtime.
- Take a shower or bath during the evening to help you relax and lower your body temperature. Research has shown that having a warm shower or bath an hour or two before bedtime on a hot night can improve your sleep, as a shower can remove heat from your body.
- Adjust your meals so you have a lighter dinner, and try not to eat within 2 hours of your bedtime so your body has time to digest your meal. Choose foods that will help your body feel cool, like salads or chilled soups. Avoid hot and spicy foods, and try not to use your oven, which will warm up your house.
- During the night, you can keep a cool washcloth, a spray bottle with water (add a few drops of your favorite essential oil), or a bowl of ice on your nightstand to use on your body.
Cooling Your Bedroom
To help keep your bedroom feeling cool, try these tips:
- If you have an air conditioner, set your thermostat around 60 to 67 degrees F. Experts say that 65 F (18.3 C) is the ideal sleep temperature.
- If you don’t have an AC, use portable fans to circulate the air. You can also turn on your kitchen and bathroom fans to help increase airflow. If using a window fan, place a bowl of ice in front of the fan.
- During hot days, keep your bedroom dark by closing your windows, curtains, and blinds to block out the heat. And during the evening when temperatures go down, open your windows to let in cooler air.
How to Sleep Cooler at Night
Besides keeping your body and bedroom cooler, let’s look at how you can make simple adjustments that will help you sleep cooler all through the night:
Use temperature regulating sheets that are made out of natural fabrics like linen or cotton percale. These fabrics tend to be more breathable, lightweight, and keep your body’s temperature steady and cool.
Temperature Regulating Sheets
If you’re looking for high-quality temperature regulating sheets, try our Relaxed Cotton Percale bedsheets made from 100% long-staple cotton that is cool and crisp to the touch, breathable, ultra-soft, and Oeko-tex certified. If you’re in search of other bedding to top off your bed, we have beautiful white Relaxed Linen Euro Shams and Relaxed Linen Duvet Covers that will enhance your bed and keep your bedroom looking stylish, no matter how hot it gets!
Similarly, wear cotton or linen sleepwear. These natural fibers allow airflow and let your skin breathe, while synthetic materials can trap heat and make you feel hot and sticky.
Our Linen Pajamas are designed for exceptional comfort and will keep you feeling cool and relaxed all through the night. Plus, they’re hypoallergenic, anti-static, and super soft!
Stay cool and sleep well!