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Keeping Cool and Sleeping Well During a Heatwave

July 27, 2022 1:39 pm

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When a heatwave arrives in the UK, sleep can be something that many of us really struggle with. Making sure that we get enough sleep is something that is vital to both our physical and mental wellbeing, so losing out on sleep when the temperatures rise can cause all sorts of health problems.

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However, it doesn’t have to be this way – here are three solutions that can help you to keep cool in the bedroom at night and get a good night’s sleep in comfort, even during a heatwave…

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Air Conditioning – In the UK homes don’t tend to have air conditioning units built into them. Because we don’t tend to get a great deal of hot weather, our homes are built more  with the intention of staying warm and keeping the heat in, than keeping cool. However, having air conditioning installed in your home can be really beneficial to you – go to a company like this air con Gloucester based specialist, who will be able to advise you on what is best suited to you and your home. Many air conditioning units can do an array of things in addition to cooling the air – from heating to dehumidifiers, there are lots of good reasons to get air conditioning put into your home.

Cool Water Bottle – In the winter we are all familiar with using a hot water bottle to take to bed at night. But do you know, you can also use one in the summer? Instead of filling it with water warmed by the kettle, fill it with ice cubes. Then you can take it up to bed to keep you feeling cool on those warm nights! You can also put your sheets into the fridge during the day – take them out and put them on the bed before bed and you can enjoy a cool sheet to lie on.

Closing the Curtains – A really simple way to keep your bedroom cool is to close the curtains! The sun beaming directly into your room can heat the room up – when it gets to bedtime you will then be faced with a room like a furnace! By simply closing the curtains, you can prevent a lot of heat getting into the room.

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