Not everyone is in the position of having air conditioning, and summer nights can be a struggle. A good night’s sleep will have you enjoying Summer rather than dreading it.
There are a few cost-effective things to do to keep cool through the hot summer nights.
- Open the window
This seems to be a lost art. Of course, without fly screens, the mozzies will make a meal out of you. If you do have fly screens (and not too much traffic noise), this is the cheapest option to let the air in, and as the outside temperature cools in the early hours of the morning, keep you cooler.
- Get a fan
Of course, there is an element of you get what you pay for, but for less than $20 from the hardware store, you can get a pedestal fan that will keep the air circulating while you sleep helping to keep you cool. A noisy fan is just going to annoy you, so make sure you consider what it will be like in the quiet of the night.
- Clean sheets
It’s surprising what a set of freshly washed sheets can do for your sleep in summer. The crisp sheets seem cooler against your skin. They seem like they keep you cooler for longer. Sure, this isn’t scientific, but who doesn’t like clean sheets?
- A good mattress
There is actually a lot of science to this one. Different mattresses have different heat dispersion and air flow technologies in the construction. An Australian Made mattress designed for the Australian conditions is a sure way to keep yourself something cool and comfortable to sleep on.
- A cool shower before bed
By cooling down before going to bed, your core temperature will be slightly lower making it easier to get to sleep. The slight dampness of your skin will draw away more heat as it evaporates.
During sleep is when we recover from a hot day. A cool night’s sleep will have you making the most of the hot summer days.