Heat waves to occur following rising temperatures across the globe. It is normally very uncomfortable to find time to rest or sleep during the day when there is a heat wave. Sleeping becomes very challenging simply because of the extreme temperatures. But this should not be a condemnation that one should not get a good night rest when such extreme temperatures are being witnessed. Just like sleeping in hot weather, there are tips that you can use to survive a heat wave at night. The following are our best tips on how you can sleep comfortably in a weird way.
Don’t sleep naked
During hot weathers, it is always recommended that you should sleep naked so that you get a lot of aeration in the body. However, this is never the case when there is a heat wave. This is because they are potential health risks that come with sleeping naked under heat wave conditions. The best you could do is to get light pajamas made of cotton that is breathable so that your skin can find an easy way to breath at night. However, resist the temptation to go commando when there is a cute way.
Splash your sheets with water
Sometimes you need to go an extra mile to find a way to sleep at night in the presence of a heatwave. One of the ways you may consider is to splash your sheets with the water. This implies that you should do some little misting on the sheets so that they can be a bit colder when you get into them. You should, however, avoid soaking the sheets in water because this will not just make them uncomfortable, but the heat generated by your body together with that coming from the environment will make it unbearable for you to sleep at night. Just mist the sheets a little bit and you’ll be good to go.
Cool your curtains
Since a lot of hot air usually comes into the rooms during heat waves, one way to ensure that they reach the room when they are already cool is to cool your curtains. Remember, the air coming from outside always carry a lot of heat, and all this will be deposited in your rooms. All you have to do is to sock your curtains in water and then drape them over the windows so that when the air flows past them, the curtains will absorb all the heat so that only cold air accesses your room. When you do this during the day, you will have a very cool room at night and this will make it easy for you to sleep.
Switch off electronics
Almost every kind of electronic emits some kind of heat. When you have a couple of them in one room during a heat wave, they will contribute immensely to the overall heating of the room. As a way of making the room cooler and more bearable both during the day and at night, it is recommended that you switch off most of these electronics. In this manner, they will not emit any heat and they will not contribute to the heating of the room. If you cannot switch them off during the day, then be sure to switch them off at night when you’re going to bed. Ideally, they should be switched off a few hours before you go to bed.
Take the right drinks
You also need to watch what you drink before going to bed during heat wave conditions. Under normal circumstances, taking things drinks like alcoholic drinks or caffeinated drinks is always discouraged simply because they are stimulants and they will make it difficult for you to fall asleep. Matters become even worse when you drink such in a heatwave. It is recommended that you’re drinking when there is a heatwave should be restricted to non-stimulant and non-alcoholic drinks because they will not affect you in any way when you sleep at night. They will not stop you from falling asleep and they will not stop you from staying asleep. As a matter of fact, the best drink you should make your best friend during heave wave is water. You should take a lot of chilled water because it will help to cool your internal temperatures and make the process of falling asleep quite easily.
Watch what you sleep on
Whatever you will be sleeping on during a heat wave will also have an impact on whether or not you get a good rest at night. To begin with, you should ensure that you have cotton linens. This is because cotton bed sheets are easily breathable and will soak up most of the sweat that you will generate when sleeping under hot conditions. Other accessories such as mattress toppers as well as pillowcases should also be made of cotton. Most importantly, you should invest in a high-quality Stearns and Foster mattress if you want great comfort during and after the heat wave. This will give you the comfort you need to have a good rest at night.
Chill your bedding
It may also be a good idea to consider chilling your bedding during hot temperatures or when you’re sleeping under heat wave conditions. Chilling your bedding should not be a very difficult task if you know how to do it. And, you don’t need a lot in order to have your bedding chilled. The first and the most common way to chill your bedding is to simply sprinkle lightly cold water on the beddings before you go to bed. You must be careful not to soak them up because when you do that, you will find sleeping in them very uncomfortable.
The second method to chill the bedding is to simply take your bedsheets and put them in a paper bag and then put them in a fridge or freezer for a few minutes before going to bed. If you know that you will be going to bed in about 30 minutes, then you should take the bedding and tuck them nicely in a paper bag and place them in the freezer for a couple of minutes. In this manner, they will help to lower your body temperature faster when you get to bed, thus making you fall asleep quickly.