Getting a good night’s rest in the blistering heat of summer is easier said than done. But fear not – we have a few tips to help you fight off the conditions and enjoy great sleep throughout the remainder of summertime.
1) Get Some Exercise
Exercise? In this climate?
We get it.
Whether moving your body in athletic fashion sounds like pleasure or pain, getting daily exercise is one of the best ways to improve your sleep. This is because the more energy your body uses during the day, the more recovery your body will require at night. Not only will exercise help increase the duration of your sleep, it will improve your quality of sleep as well.
We recommend completing your exercise at least two hour prior to bedtime to give your body plenty of time to cool down.
2) Keep Your Blinds Closed Throughout The Day
While it won’t get rid of the heat completely, remembering to close your blinds before leaving for work will help reduce the temperature of your home. This will make it easier to cool things down in the evening and prevent unnecessary A/C usage.
3) Take a Cold Shower Before Bed
Taking a cool or cold shower before bed lowers your body temperature, which activates your internal sleep mechanisms. Your body temperature naturally lowers when you sleep, so the cold water will help you fall asleep more efficiently regardless of the temperature inside your home.*
4) Upgrade Your Sleep With a Cooling Mattress
A cooling mattress is a fantastic way to cool off without having to do any extra work. Thanks to the ever-evolving nature of cooling technology, mattresses with cooling systems have become more affordable than ever! If you’re interested in upgrading to a cooling mattress, we recommend the Majestic Chill | Luxury Medium or Indigo | Luxury Plush-Medium.
*Please consult your doctor before undergoing strenuous exercise or experimenting with cold showers.
**The Majestic Chill and Indigo is eligible for the MattressKing 100 night comfort guarantee. See additional details here.