We’re about halfway into summer and it certainly has been a welcome change from the wet weather of spring. While that may be true, it is also true that it comes with its challenges as keeping cool at night doesn’t come easy. You can turn up the air conditioning but that would also hurt your energy bill. But here some cost-effective things that you can do to keep cool during these hot summer nights.
- Get Cotton Beddings
Satin, silk, and polyester has to go. Set them aside in your linen closet and use them on cooler nights. Summer is the time for natural bedding materials, the most affordable and most popular of which is cotton. Regardless of the type (Egyptian or otherwise), cotton is perhaps the best material to use on those hot summer nights because it promotes ventilation and it doesn’t trap heat.
- Get Creative
You can use your hot water bottle as a bed-friendly ice pack to keep you cool during the night. Just fill it with water, stick it in the freezer to freeze it, and you’re good to go. You can place it near the foot of your bed and under your duvet to create a nice, cold temperature under your duvet. Or maybe you can place it on the nightstand beside you.
- Stay Hydrated
You must drink water and hydrate not just during the night, but throughout the entire day during summer. A hot night of sweating, tossing, and turning can leave you dehydrated so you better fill up. But don’t go overboard, though. You might end up making multiple trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
- Wear Loose Clothing
It’s all down to personal preference but it is recommended to wear loose clothes, preferably made of cotton like a cotton shirt and shorts or underwear to cool down on a hot summer night. No tight clothes or pajamas because they can be hot.