Birlea Andorra Fabric Bed in Sky Blue

Summer is coming and with any luck it’ll be a long, hot one. Great during the day, when you can enjoy the best of the weather; planning a day-trip to the beach or hosting a barbeque for your friends and family. We’re talking good times…!

But sometimes it’s not so great at night, when warmer weather can hamper a good night’s sleep. So here at Bedstore UK we have come up with some handy tips: If you can’t stand the heat…. 7 ways to have a cool night’s sleep!

Here in the UK, most of us don’t have home air conditioning and need to rely on lower-tech techniques. So if you’re one of those people who heat up and can’t cool down, why not give these tried and tested tips a go?

1.   Windows

Open a window, preferably 2 to create through-flow, and ensure as much air is circulating around your bedroom as possible. This will keep your bedroom fresh and we all know how a good a cool breeze can feel on a summer’s night.  Let the temperature down even further by hanging a cold, damp sheet in front of an open window – it cools the breeze as it flows through. Don’t forget to air your mattress in the morning to keep it in tiptop condition.

2. Water

Don’t disturb your night by getting out of bed for a cold drink. Make it a habit to keep cold water on the bedside table so it’s always easily to hand. Keeping yourself fully hydrated is important at any time, but during hot weather it is crucial and can really help you gain a restful night’s sleep.

3.   Cold water bottle

If it really has been a scorcher of a day and you’re struggling with the heat why not fill your water bottle with cold water? You can move it to the hottest part of your bed, use it to cool your feet down or even give it a cuddle!

4.   Spritzing

Invest in a plastic water spray and fill it with iced water. On a sweltering night, you can take the heat out the situation with a few deft spurts. Try the inside of your wrists, your face, feet and backs of knees for an instant cooling effect.

5.   Fresh fibres

There really is no substitute for cool, clean, crisp sheets on your bed on a baking hot night. The fresh natural fibres make for a more restful sleep.  Bring the temperature down further and try putting your bed linen in a plastic bag and popping it in the freezer for a couple of hours before making the bed.

6.   Get cold feet

Your feet are full of nerve endings and heat receptors so the cooler they are the cooler you’ll feel all over. Make it a habit to drop off with your feet exposed and even resting on a cold water bottle.

7.   The right bed!

But don’t forget that the real key to the best night’s sleep lies in the comfort of your mattress and bed. All the cool water sprays in the world may not be enough if you’re trying to sleep on a worn out mattress and age-old pillows.

Take a look at our fantastic range of fabric beds to help you get the best night’s sleep ever!