How To Stay Cool While You Sleep [Infographic]

Getting a good night's sleep on a hot day is no easy task, especially without air conditioning, but there are plenty of things you can do to beat the heat. This graphic from the folks at the Sleep Matters Club is packed with tips — some of which we've mentioned before — to cool off and get some rest.

Some of the tips are ones you may have thought of — keeping air moving and circulating around your room with a fan or open window (which doesn't lower the temperature, but the sensation makes it feel cooler than it is, and encourages evaporation of your sweat!), or freezing a hot water bottle, wrapping it in a towel and keeping it in bed with you as a chilly, cuddly bed partner.

Putting a bowl of ice in front of your fan earns a mention too, as well as sleeping "egyptian style" or covered with a slightly damp sheet and nothing else. Check out the graphic below for more.

This Graphic Shows You How to Stay Cool While You Sleep

16 Ways to Stay Cool While Sleeping [Sleep Matters Club]


    or wipe arms, legs, body and head with a damp cloth while you have a fan on.

      100% right. Surprised why they didn't mention this mother of all sleep hacks on hot nights.

    The bowl of ice infront of the fan tip is working great.

    I'm baffled that this doesn't mention having a 'cool shower' before bed.

    Just lowering the temperature of your skin before bed can make a world of difference when aiming to drift off of an evening.

    Sleep with a bedsheet or no sheet, and stick a leg out from underneath.

    I get hot feet and hot ears and in Summer it's annoying as hell!

    My wife gets sick of me constantly turning the pillow to the cold side and moving around. And then one fateful day she brought home a cooling solid gel sheet from a Mary Kay party of all things.

    It's a freakin' lifesaver. Slip it into your pillowcase and instant coolness. Works well on feet too. In combo with the fan, Summer will be so much easier!

    Hooray for modern apartment buildings! Aircon, no opening window. Thanks architect!

      Not sure you'll be saying hooray when your electricity bill comes around.

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