Summer Sleep Guide

The survival guide for hot sleepless nights:

Summer has arrived in full swing! This season is synonymous with extended evenings of festivities, rising temperatures, gatherings, and an overall jovial atmosphere!

However, if you're anything like us, summer brings its own set of challenges:

  • High pollen counts during this season trigger allergies, particularly worsening at night.
  • The increase in temperature makes falling asleep more difficult, leading to more frequent tossing and turning.
  • The abundance of late-night gatherings often leads to increased alcohol consumption, resulting in restless nights spent gazing at the ceiling.
  • Keeping the windows open to combat the heat also invites external lights and sounds, further disrupting our sleep. 

And the list doesn't end there!

That's precisely why we've compiled a survival guide for those uncomfortably warm, sleepless nights. If the thought of the upcoming months being more restless than usual fills you with dread, this guide is dedicated to you:


Sleep and Summer Temperatures

Your body's temperature naturally reaches its peak in the late evening before decreasing during sleep. Even minor deviations from your usual temperature patterns can cause sleep disruptions. It's crucial to monitor your temperature fluctuations and adapt as necessary.

Here are our top three strategies for managing temperature during the summer:

  1. Acquire a high-quality fan, which not only reduces the temperature but also masks external sounds.
  2. Opt for a lightweight cotton sheet for sleeping. If temperatures climb significantly, moistening the sheet can provide additional cooling.
  3. Maintain individual bedding arrangements! While sharing warmth with your partner is cozy in winter, during summer, the combined body heat can lead to discomfort. Ensuring separate bedding for each individual helps in temperature regulation.


    Sleep and Summer Allergies

    If you’re one of the 24 million people in the USA that suffers from seasonal allergies then the chances are that you’ve been kept awake by that non stop eye and nose itch. If you want to help reduce the symptoms try these 3 things:

      1. Drink green tea to help relieve your symptoms.
      2. Take a hot shower before bed to remove all pollen from your body and hair.
      3. Use fresh sheets on your bed to avoid contamination from pollen outside.

    Eating & Drinking

    Summer Drinks

    If you're among the 13 million individuals in the USA battling hay fever, it's likely that the relentless itching of the eyes and nose has disturbed your sleep. To alleviate these symptoms, consider trying the following three methods:

    1. Consuming green tea can assist in easing your hay fever symptoms.
    2. Taking a warm shower before bedtime helps wash away pollen from your body and hair.
    3. Employing clean sheets on your bed minimizes the risk of pollen contamination from outdoors.

      Noise & Light

      Sleeping With Noise and Light

      To reduce the temperature in your bedroom, it's beneficial to keep windows open to enhance airflow. However, this often introduces external noise, disrupting the tranquility of your space. Additionally, extra light may disrupt your body's natural circadian rhythm, adversely affecting your sleep patterns. Here are our three top recommendations to combat noise and light:

      1. Acquire a high-end sleep mask to completely block out any light in the room.
      2. Utilize earplugs or a white noise machine to mask outside sounds.
      3. Play sleep music playlists from Spotify at a soft volume (or opt for binaural beats for increased relaxation).

        Here’s to a great summer of good quality sleep!!!

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