Summer is well and truly here, soaring temperatures of up to 32 degrees and blistering sunlight all day long is finally upon us. Although we’re all enjoying days in the park with ice creams and picnics, no amount of sun cream will keep us from being too hot and sweaty – especially at night time. It’s important to keep at a cooler temperature to avoid heat exhaustion and dehydration, not to mention getting a good night’s sleep. Trying to get a decent rest at night can become tricky given the unbearable heat, but at SCBF’s, we want to help ensure you’re feeling fresh for the day at hand – so here are a few tips on how to keep cool in the hot weather.
Sweating can cause dehydration, making you more susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Drinking cold glasses of water throughout the day will keep your hydration levels up, and keep your body cool. Keep a glass at the side of your bed for night time, as you can soon become dehydrated in your sleep.
Keep your wrists cold
Your wrists are extremely susceptible to taking in heat because of the pulse points. By rinsing them under a cold tap, you can potentially cool yourself down and also help your body drift off just before sleeping.
Turn off all the plug sockets you can to help keep things cool – and save some energy whilst you’re at it. Electrical sockets kick out a surprising amount of heat, and they could be the difference between a good night’s sleep and a sweaty nightmare.
DIY Cold Breeze
If you place a tray of ice cold water or ice cubes in from of a fan, they soon melt and the breeze that is produced will be colder than normal. Pointing this at yourself in bed will keep your body temperatures lower, giving you a better chance of falling asleep.
Stay Down Low
As heat rises, it can sometimes be useful to get down as low as you can. Try to set up a small sleeping area on the floor to avoid the hot air above. Or in extreme cases, you could always sleep downstairs!
Ice Some Rice
Make a cold-water bottle that won’t melt all over you by filling a sock with rice, and then freezing it. Press this against your sensitive pulse points – found on the wrists, ankles, tops of your feet and your temples – to instantly turn the heat down a notch.
Have a go at some of these and let us know which are most effective. Alternatively, get in touch with your own suggestions and ideas by contacting us here