As summer approaches, you’re probably already thinking of all the things you want to do in the gorgeous weather. But while the heat is great for daytime activities like swimming, camping, hiking, and boating, it’s not always so great for your sleep situation.
Especially if you’re out in an RV or on a boat, or just a hot sleeper in general, hot summer weather can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Don’t worry though, we’ve got a few tricks to help you keep cool and sleep comfortably in the heat!
Use a fan.
Fans are great obviously because they blow cool air on you as you sleep, but they also help keep the air circulating throughout the room. Even if you use AC already, the added airflow from a fan will make a big difference.
Close the curtains.
A steady stream of sunlight throughout the day will build up the heat in your sleep space quickly. To prevent your room, RV, boat, or wherever you’re sleeping from becoming a hot box, close the curtains in the morning to block the day’s sun.
Workout in the morning.
Exercising close to bed increases your body temperature, making it harder to start your snooze. Instead, get in your workout in the morning or afternoon to allow your body plenty of time to cool down and tire yourself out for bedtime.
Take a shower or bath before bed.
It may seem counterintuitive, but a warm shower or bath before bed can actually help you cool down faster. This is because your body will have to adjust from the warm water to the cooler air. Plus, a soothing shower or bath will help you relax before bed.
Choose your PJs carefully.
The best pajamas for a hot sleeper are actually none, but that’s not always an option or comfortable for everyone! But you can choose loose-fitting clothing that allows for adequate airflow around your body without absorbing moisture. Lightweight, natural fibers (like cotton) will be your best bet.
Improve your sleep space.
If you know you’re a hot sleeper, you need to create a sleep space that cools you down as much as possible. Start by upgrading to a mattress with good airflow or cooling technology. Top it off with a cooling pillow or mattress pad and breathable, natural-fiber bedding.
For hot sleepers who like to spend their summer exploring, Replacement Mattress has your back. Our RV, boat, truck, and sofa bed mattresses are designed with luxurious, even support, so you can fall asleep easily in any conditions the road or water might bring.
Contact our team today for more information about any of our standard or custom mattress options!