Trying to Stay Cool at Night? Don't Sleep Nude


Can’t sleep during these hot summer nights in the Houston area? Do you sweat, feel like the bed sheet is clinging to you, and ultimately wake up exhausted instead of refreshed?

Well, maybe there is hope for you besides doing the obvious – turning the AC way down to insure a good night’s sleep.

Doctors with U.S. HealthWorks offer tips how to beat the heat at night:

No Nude Sleeping: The best bet for staying cool is wear a loose, soft cotton shirt and shorts or underwear. Going full nude during a heat wave is controversial. Some people believe it helps keep them cool, but others claim going au natural means sweat stays on the body instead of being absorbed by the fabric.

Sleep like an Egyptian: The Egyptian method involves dampening a sheet or towel in cool water and using it as a blanket. The recommendation here is laying the damp sheets on top of a dry towel to avoid soaking the mattress.

Feel the Freezer Burn: Sounds a little wacky, but try sticking the bed sheets in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes before bed. Then place the sheets in a plastic bag on your bed. This may not keep you cool all night, but it may help you get to sleep quicker·.

Be a Lone Wolf: Let’s face it, sleeping alone is way better than spooning when the goal is staying cool. Cuddling with a partner increases body heat, making the bed sticky and sweaty. In contrast, sleeping alone can be a cool, calm oasis.

·Get rid of the Hot Air:  Also adjust the ceiling fan settings so the blades run counter-clockwise, pulling hot air up and out instead of just twirling it around the room.

Fill up the Tank: Get a jump on hydration by drinking a glass of water before bed. Tossing and turning and sweating at night can result in dehydration, so fill the water tank before hitting the rack.

 


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