If you are a hot sleeper, chances are getting comfortable can be a pain. Tossing and turning and trying to get comfortable make for disturbed sleep patterns that may leave you groggy the next day. We’ve compiled some of the best tips for hot sleepers so that you can find peace and comfort in bed nightly.
Biologically, men tend to run hotter than women. However, there are more reasons why you may be a hot sleeper.
Whether being a hot sleeper has to do with your environment or your physiology, we have ideas on how you can get a better night’s sleep.
How ventilated is your bedroom space? It can make an impact on the comfort levels you experience. Even opening your windows for a few hours a day will help keep the room clean and fresh. Ventilation helps keep your space cool as well. Consider using a ceiling fan or standing fan as needed to push the air around as well.
Who doesn’t love a good cuddle at night? Whether you cuddle with your kids or a partner, it is a comfort to have someone close to you. However, snuggles mean extra body heat from another person, which leads to a more uncomfortable environment. If you are a hot sleeper, avoid the snuggles and stay on your side of the bed.
Before you hop into bed for the evening, consider taking a cold shower. Cold showers help lower your body temperature enough to get comfortable. They are also a way to relax and unwind after a long day. Your cool shower will help you sleep a bit cooler and cozier.
Flannel pajamas are going to leave you feeling hot and sticky under your sheets at night. Loose-fitting pajamas that are breathable will provide more comfort and help regulate your body temperature at night. We suggest investing in cotton and linen for sleep satisfaction.
If you don’t have blackout curtains in your bedroom, you are missing out on some serious cooling potential. Thick, blackout curtains not only keep the heat out of your space, but they are necessary for blocking that early morning light and promoting a dark, sleepy environment.
Sometimes, swapping your linens may be the only thing you need to worry about to make your bed feel cooler. If your bed currently boasts flannel, fleece, or cotton sateen sheets, you may be doing yourself a disservice. These sheets are designed to trap body heat and are typically only welcome on cold, wintery nights.
For better sleep, try cotton percale sheets. Cotton percale sheets are cool and crisp to the touch and are both durable and comfortable. The percale weave is how you maintain that coolness in bed and the linens at SouthShore Fine Linens provide extra deep pocket depth that offers you an unforgettably cool night’s sleep.
Also, don’t forget to invest in cotton percale pillowcases. A chill place to rest your head promotes the best sleep!
Being a hot sleeper is no fun--and constantly tossing and turning because you are experiencing discomfort is not fair. When you find solutions that work and get you sleeping better, you’ll experience a whole new world while you are awake.
Here’s a recap of our tips so you can shift your sleep patterns from bad to better to the best sleep ever!
Take back the night and find peace within your space. Making just slight changes to your environment or your routine will make a big impact on your comfort.
Welcome to winter, where both day and night start to become drastically colder in many parts of the world. The last thing you want to do is crawl into a freezing bed at the end of the day. So how do you get cozier without getting overheated?
Invest in some winter bedding that will keep you comfy enough while keeping those chilly winter nights at bay. However, the bedding also needs to keep your body temperature regulated. It is a lot to ask for from one set of bedding!
Is white bedding in your future? Check out our white bedding guide to get the scoop on everything you need to know about purchasing white linens! Subtle. Clean. Timeless. These are just a few words you can use to describe white bedding. And if you are building your bedding right, nothing is boring about an all-white set!