There’s no doubt that April and early May experienced some really hot days, and it’s also very likely that we have a lot more to come during the summer.
As we all know, it can be hard to cope in hot weather conditions, even at night, which can be especially frustrating if we need to get some good quality sleep.
However, there are ways and means for keeping both yourself and your bedroom as cool as possible during those hot summer days.
With that in mind, here are our top tips for getting the bedroom ready for summer:
Prepare to keep cool during the day
As the worst of the heat occurs during the day, it only makes sense to start dealing with the issue during the day time.
Although windows can be our friends for letting heat leave the bedroom and house, when the sun is at its most intense, it also means that they can turn the coolest of bedrooms into ovens.
With this in mind, consider closing bedroom curtains throughout the day so that you can keep the rays out.
Be smart about bedding
Of course, when it comes to hot summer nights, having the right bedding is crucial for both your comfort and health.
When it comes to bedding for hot weather, there’s no doubt that light cotton covers reign supreme.
Due to the fact that cotton is a natural material, it enables the sheets to breathe so that you remain cool throughout the night.
Our Floral Flannelette sheet set is in fact made from pure cotton, and is perfect for keeping you cool during the summer, and warm when the winter months come back around.
As an extra tip, consider taking a hot water bottle out from the cupboard and filling it with lukewarm water before placing it in the freezer an hour or so before bed time.
Our faux-fur water bottle & cover is perfect for this task if you are in need of one.
Think about controlling the air
You can often find a lot of conflicting information about whether or not fans actually cool you down, especially when it comes to confined spaces such as bedrooms.
The truth is that they do in fact cool you down, but you have to be strategic about where you place them in a room.
Although many people like to aim fans towards their body, if you point them towards slightly open windows, they help push out the hot air from the room, and therefore lower the overall temperature.
Also, if you are lucky enough to have a ceiling fan, set it counter-clockwise to pull the hot air away.
It’s also worth keeping non-LED lights off in the room so that there isn’t unnecessary heat being produced, and the same goes for electronics such as old or large televisions.
If you’re looking for tips for keeping yourself cool during the heat, check out this very handy guide by The Telegraph, which goes through 19 tips for coping during summer heatwaves.