Summer is around the corner and just the thought of it gives you sweats. While you can’t control the temperatures outside, there are always certain steps you can take to make your bedroom cooler. Bedding has a major role to play in how hot or cold you feel through the night. Bringing in a few minor changes can make a huge difference.
1. Get Year Round Duvets
Duvets come in a variety of sizes and fill power which makes it all the more important to do your research before you purchase one. A higher fill power indicates more insulation capacity, hence, a warmer duvet. Although lightweight duvet inserts are recommended for summers, it is always better to bring year round duvet inserts that are ideal for winters and summers alike. This saves you the additional expense of getting separate duvets for every season, keeping you warm in winters and cool during summer nights.
2. Cool Bedding Technology
Thanks to the revolution in bedding technology, the options for keeping cool during summer nights are now endless. One such amazing invention is Gel memory foam. Whether its a gel filled mat to place on your pillow case, or a gel infused memory foam, you are bound to sleep better with the cooling sensation the gel layer provides. While there are many kinds to it, the best gel mattress is one which has the gel layer on top, reducing heat between your body and the mattress.
Water filled pads, like Chilipad, have also proved to be useful when it comes to keeping you cool through the night. One downside to these, however, is their high maintenance which makes users switch to other alternatives.
3. Use Natural Fibers
When temperatures are on the rise, its time to shift to natural fibers. Natural fibers include cotton, linen and others of the like. These materials are breathable and allow maximum air flow which is key to keeping cool when in bed. Synthetic materials hamper breathability and ultimately make you sweat, making them extremely unsuitable for people who get hot flashes and episodes of night sweats. Egyptian cotton sheets and others with a lesser thread count (around 400) are ideal for summers.
4. Use a Humidifier/Dehumidifier
When used along an air conditioner, a humidifier can work wonders in bringing the temperatures down. This consumes lesser power and keeps the room cool by setting the air conditioner at a higher temperature. While a humidifier is ideal for areas with dry summers, you will need a dehumidifier for areas with a warmer and more humid climate. By sucking out the moisture from air, dehumidifiers do part the job of an air conditioner, making the room cooler.
Apart from that, these keep you safe from seasonal allergies that bring you down.
5. Wash Your Bedding More Frequently
Summers call for washing your bed linens, pillow cases and sheets more frequently to keep them smelling fresh and feeling crisp. Before the season starts, you want to wash the pillows too. However, before you do that, there are certain instructions that you will need to follow in order to prevent your pillows from being torn apart. Ideally, your sheets and pillow cases should be washed on a weekly basis, to avoid growth of bacteria and germs.