As temperatures rise with almost no relief to be found, getting a good night’s sleep can be a particularly tough challenge throughout the summer, even with the AC on. With the uncomfortably high temperatures, humid conditions, and hectic summer schedules, getting some shuteye can be next to impossible. To help you catch up on some sleep, even on the hottest nights of the year, our mattress store professionals are here today to give you a few brief pointers on getting some rest this summer.
Make an effort to keep your bedroom comfortably cool, dark, and quiet during your sleep hours. For some, the latter (quiet) isn’t always possible, so find a white noise app to help drown out the noise, allowing you to sleep comfortably and peacefully. Additionally, use blackout curtains to keep outside light from disturbing your sleep. It can likewise keep sunlight out to prevent excessive heat build-up during the day. You should also limit excess light at night, which means minimizing your smartphone, laptop, or television usage before bedtime.
Keeping the AC on all night can improve your sleeping environment and promote better sleep during the summer, but it can also create a noticeable dent on your budget. So, what should you do? Our mattress store professionals say that a more practical approach would be to set your AC at a more reasonable temperature and use the fan to keep the room cool.
Choose natural cotton, bamboo, and linen fabrics over heavier materials like wool and flannel, and consider wearing sleepwear made from wicking materials.
Take time to relax and wind down before calling it a night. Take a quick shower, read a good book, listen to soothing music, or do anything that can help calm you down. We understand that with summer comes unpredictable schedules, but make every effort to get into this routine for the best results.
While it wouldn’t hurt if you occasionally stay up late, establishing a consistent bedtime and wake schedule can help you sleep better at night – even if the temperature hits a record high!
Are you looking for the perfect bed and bed accessories that can help you beat the heat so you can sleep better this summer? Look no further. We’ve got everything you need at Fred’s Beds! Visit our mattress store in Cumming or contact us at 770-205-2327 to get a high-quality mattress that fits your needs and budget. We are open from 10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday and 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays.