Your bedroom is more than just a place to sleep. It is your serene getaway and a place to relax. The summer brings longer and warmer nights that could affect your sleep patterns. Sleep experts agree that there are a few simple things you can do to keep your cool this summer and sleep like a baby.
Cover the Windows
If the sun shines directly into your bedroom windows, consider replacing see-through curtains and topper window treatments with heavier fabric or shutters. They will block the sun from shining into your room and help the temperature stay cooler.
Replace Your Bedding
Replace your flannel sheets, heavy comforters, accent pillows, and other winter-appropriate bedding with lighter sheets, throws, and blankets. The lighter the bedding, the cooler your body temperature will remain while you sleep.
Open the Windows
Create a natural cross breeze in your room by opening a window and allowing fresh air inside. Set a fan on a table or dresser, directly in front of the window to create a constant breeze. Go one extra step and set a bowl of ice cubes in front of the fan to cool the air. If you have two or more windows open them too. This will create comforting and cooling air circulation.
Install a Decorative Ceiling Fan
A ceiling fan that features multiple settings is a helpful way to keep your bedroom comfortable while you sleep. Ceiling fans also enhance the interior design of your room.
Drink a Cold Beverage
Before you go to bed, sip a cool glass of water or other caffeine-free beverage. Keep it on your nightstand in case you get thirsty throughout the night. This will help lower your body temperature and keep you hydrated which is important to a restful sleep.