Posted on October 18, 2018

Read This If You’re Too Hot to Sleep


Some people have a tendency to get hot at night. Even during the dead of winter, sleeping can make you warm. Sharing a bed with someone else can get you sweating too. If you’re too hot at night, it can make it difficult to sleep or you might wake up with damp sheets. To keep cool, you can make sure you have the right conditions in your bedroom and in bed. A few changes to your sleep setup and you could sleep much more soundly, and wake up feeling more refreshed too. Take a look at these tips to keep cool in your bed.

Try a Cooling Pillow

The cold side of the pillow is always the best side. But that cool feeling only seems to last a few seconds at a time before you have to flip it over. If you’re always chasing that coldness, you need a cooling pillow that gives it to you whenever you want. Gel pillows give you a good option, and you can also get pillows that are designed with breathable material to prevent them heating up. For example, some use breathable foam or perhaps breathable cotton covers. Gel inserts can be put inside any pillow if you don’t want to buy a new one.

Get a Cooling Mattress

If you want to go one step further than a cooling pillow, choosing a mattress that helps you stay cool could be even better. If you go to Mattress-Guides.Net you can find some examples of mattresses with cooling technology. Some of them might have gel layers or breathable foam or fabrics. If you don’t want to get a completely new mattress, cooling mattress toppers are also available. You can put these under your sheet to help keep your whole bed cool.

Cool Down Before Bed

If you already feel warm when you get into bed, you could stay warm through the night. Trying to keep yourself cool before bedtime can help, and there are a few things you might do to help. You could have a cool shower or bath, but make sure it’s not too cold. You don’t want your body to try and warm itself back up too much. It can also help to avoid doing too much physical activity before bedtime too. If you were planning to exercise or do some vacuuming, it might be better to do it earlier in the day.

Swap Your Bedding

Choosing the right bedding can also make a difference if you’re trying to keep cool in bed. Cotton and linen are both excellent choices if you don’t want to overheat in bed. Bamboo sheets are also a good choice, and you can get moisture-wicking sheets if you tend to sweat a lot in bed. Microfibre sheets could be a good choice, but not everyone likes the texture. For a touch of luxury, you might like cool satin or silk sheets.

You shouldn’t suffer from being hot at night, whatever the weather. Use these tips to cool down and wake up feeling fresh.

* This is a collaborative post.

* Featured Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash

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