How to sleep: Five ways to sleep in hot weather
SLEEP can be difficult sometimes due to stress, emotional problems or hot weather. However, it is important to try to get enough to avoid conditions like insomnia. Try these five tips for a longer night’s sleep in hot weather.
Sleep is a requirement for everyone to live a long and active life.
The nightly requirement varies person to person, but the NHS recommended at least six to eight hours a night to stay healthy.
It can sometimes be hard to sleep due to hot weather, and tonight is not expected to be an exception.
The Met Office said online temperatures in London will reach a low of 23 degrees tonight, and the steamy situation will be similar across the rest of England.
Try these five tips to get a longer night’s sleep in the heat, according to The Sleep Council.
Cool shower before bed
In guidance published this year, the sleep council said a cool shower or bath before bed can “lower your core body temperature”.
This can help you get to sleep in hot weather by reducing the sweating and discomfort.
Propping open windows and doors can help sleep as these create a “draught” through the bedroom.
The Sleep Council also recommended “keeping curtains or blinds drawn during the day to keep the sun out and your room cooler at night”.
The NHS also recommended on its website pulling down blinds when it is hotter outside. “You can open windows for ventilation when it is cooler,” they continued.