Recently, the UK has been experiencing record breaking high temperatures, and for the first time ever, the thermometer has shot up to record a record high of 40.3 degrees Celsius in Conningsby – certainly an uncomfortable temperature by day, and with the nights being hot too, it can make getting to sleep and being comfortable at night a very difficult task indeed.
One of the problems that we have in this country is that when it comes to heat, not only are we not used to it, but our buildings are built to protect us from the cold. Our homes and businesses are all built to be well insulated and trap as much heat inside as possible, meaning that when the outside temperatures increase, our homes can get very hot indeed.
In many countries that have high summer temperatures, air conditioning is a common feature of the homes there, but this is not the case in the UK – meaning that whenever we have a spell of hot weather, fans and portable air conditioning units sell out very quickly!
If you are one of many that didn’t get to the shops in time for a fan and are struggling with hot summer nights, here are a few ideas that could help you to sleep better…
Use a Hot Water Bottle – Not full of hot water, but full of ice cold water – using this will really help you to cool down, place it on your back before going to bed so that you can enjoy a restful night of sleep.
Make your Bedroom Relaxing – Something that can stop you sleeping is the worry about not sleeping – and this isn’t helped by a cluttered room. Have a good tidy up and sort out any clutter – if you want better storage in your bedroom, you can have a look at something like these Lamco bespoke fitted wardrobes so that you can have a more organised and tranquil space.
Cool the Sheets – The sheets in your bed can be made cooler by putting them in the fridge for a few hours beforehand – this will give you a lovely cool surface to sleep on so you should be able to get to sleep much more easily.