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Sleep Tight - Cool Night

Woman in Bed


For those of you who have restless nights during the summer because its humid and you feel there is no air, maybe you struggle to breathe or you are soaked through and your head is screaming “I need to sleep”. 


In the UK most of us do not have the luxury of air-conditioning in our bedrooms, if you are lucky you might have a ceiling fan or a bedside table fan or like me you rely on keeping the bedroom window open all night.  However, you may not be able to open a window because of noise or safety so here are a few simple tips that might make life easier.

Top Tips

  • Drink a glass of water before you go to bed this will help you stay hydrated through the night.

  • Have glass or carafe of water on your bedside table, so if you need to, you can have a drink.

  • Do some deep breathing exercises before you go to bed to help you relax. 

  • If it helps put your nightwear in a plastic bag in the fridge before you got to bed so that it is cool when you are ready to change into nightwear.

  • Use cotton sheets, cotton pillows, cotton pillowcases and cotton nightwear as cotton is breathable it will not cause static and is will absorb perspiration.

  • Put wet face clothes or towels in a plastic bag in the fridge before bedtime then when you go to bed take them with you to cool pulses on your forehead, wrist, and feet. 

  • Turn your hot water bottle into a cold-water bottle

  • Use a cool mat suitable for both adults and children.

  • Sockets are a source of heat, turn them off and unplug


Do not get to upset if your swelling increases with the heat. The swelling will go down when the temperatures go down.

Page first created 22/05/2020

Last updated 03/07/2022

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