Sleep Better in Hot Weather
Did you know the optimal temperature for quality sleep is about 65 degrees fahrenheit? As the months get warmer, it may get harder to hit that ideal temp without air conditioning, potentially disrupting your sleep and leaving you feeling sluggish.
How can you ensure you get the sleep you need in a warmer room? We’ve got you covered.
During the day, close the windows and lower the shades to keep light and heat from saturating your room. When the sun goes down, open the window to let the breeze in. Even if the outside air temperature isn’t cooler, air movement can alleviate the heat wave.
Add a fan to increase air circulation. Put a bowl of ice in front of it to blow a little chilled air in your direction.
Dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from the air. While the room temperature doesn’t actually drop, drier air will help you feel a lot cooler.
To stay hydrated, keep a glass of cold water by your bed, and even sprinkle a little on your face to whisk away the blanket of hot air.
Dress for success
Make sure your pajamas and bedding are made of light, breathable fabric such as linen, cotton, or bamboo. Save the silk and satin for cold nights.
Support your natural sleep rhythm
Here’s one more surefire idea: Take a high-quality melatonin supplement. Why?
As it gets closer to bedtime, your body naturally releases melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone that also lowers your body’s core temperature. If the surrounding temperature is too hot, your body’s natural process can be disrupted. Give yourself a head start toward dreamland with a dose of melatonin about 30 minutes before you want to be asleep.
The heat may be rising out there, but it needn’t get you hot and bothered at bedtime. Armed with a plan, you’ll get deep, restorative sleep no matter the temperature.
Let’s get healthier, together,
Your Santo Remedio team
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