As temperatures soar in Canada, especially on the West Coast, it’s becoming more and more difficult to get a good night’s sleep. And lest you think that heat doesn’t affect your body and sleep, when you’re hot at night, your body can encounter many issues such as dehydration, overheating, exhaustion, and even heatstroke.
To solve these issues, try drinking more water throughout the day, enough water to make sure you replace what is lost through urination, sweating and breathing. Also, keeping your feet cool is a key part of enjoying a cool night’s sleep.
Here are some more things you can do to beat the heatwave.
- Avoid Napping
Hot weather can make you feel a bit lethargic during the day. That’s because we’re using more energy to regulate our internal temperature. But if your sleep is disturbed at night, try to avoid napping during the day.
- Keep the Basics
Take steps to make sure your bedroom is as cool as it can be at night. During the day, draw the curtains or blinds to keep the sun out. Make sure you close the windows on the sunny side of your home, to keep hot air out. Open all the windows before you go to bed, to get a through breeze. Plus, hot weather can encourage you to change your habits. Try not to! Try to keep to your usual bedtime and routines.
- Thinner Sheets is Key
This one is a no-brainer! Thinner sheets make for a more comfortable sleep because they both don’t heat your body up as much, as well as absorb excess moisture. Consider buying a summer set of sheets that you can swap in for 3 or 4 months a year.
- Chill your Toes
Cooling your feet lowers the overall temperature of your skin and body. Using even a small fan can be sensible in hot weather, especially when it’s humid. It encourages the evaporation of sweat and makes it easier for your body to regulate your internal temperature. Alternatively, you can try to cool your socks in the fridge and put those on before bed.
- Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
This one is a bit confusion because although it’s very important to hydrate throughout the day, it’s also important not to drink too much right before bed so that you don’t have to pee all-night long. Also, be careful about soft drinks. Many contain large amounts of caffeine, which stimulates the central nervous system and makes us feel more awake. Avoid drinking too much alcohol as well. Many people drink more when the weather is hot, as they’re going along to more social occasions.
- Calm Down
Taking some deep breaths before bed is important because it calms down your system. If this doesn’t work, calm down even more by limiting exercise for about 2 hours before bed.
Sleeping through the heat is made much easier when you just think a little bit and make a few small adjustments.
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