Keep your cool this summer as the experts reveal how to catch a full 40 winks during the warmer months.
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Find yourself overheating and having disrupted device during the summer months? Try these top tips from Worcester Bosch, in partnership with the Sleepyhead Clinic, for improving sleep as warmer weather kicks in.
Close the curtains
Research reveals that the simple act of closing curtains during the day will help limit temperature increases at home, so when night-time approaches conditions are near optimal. While the May average temperature is 16°C and near perfect to ‘optimum’ sleeping conditions of 17°C, the mercury hit 25.8°C in May 2019 and similar is expected this month – so adapting to conditions is key to getting great sleep.
Be more dog
In order to aid the sleeping process during the summer months, it’s suggested that people should 'be more dog' by taking note of where their pets are sleeping in the house for the best sleep.
Stephanie Romiszewski, leading sleep expert at the Sleepyhead Clinic explains: “You may notice during the summer that pets often migrate to the coolest places in the house – although this may mean camping out on the kitchen floor during heat wave spells!”
Switch up your duvet
You may not have considered changing your duvet throughout the year depending on the weather and seasons however switching up the tog level of your duvet can make a huge difference when it comes to getting a good nights sleep. We recommend a tog value of 3.5 to 7.5 in spring and summer, changing to 7.5 and 10.5 in autumn and winter.
Invest in a fan
Stay cool in bed during the summer and invest in a high-quality fan. Why not take the opportunity this summer to splash out on a smart fan that can be controlled via an app or voice command, making it easy to control and to set according to your personal preference.
Use a hot water bottle
Using a hot water bottle in summer definitely feels odd. However a useful top tip is to fill it up with cold water and pop it in the freezer for a small amount of time, having the opposite effect when you put it under your duvet before getting into bed. On a similar note, you can also put your sheets in the freezer for an optimum cool down session!
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