Sleeping in a Heatwave

Trouble sleeping in the heat? These simple tips may help you beat the heat and get a decent night's sleep.

Some simple cool ideas

Not everyone has air conditioning, let alone the luxury of air conditioning in the bedroom. Bedrooms, being a smaller space, tend to heat up quickly and don't always offer good cross ventilation airflow.  It can make for a difficult and frustrating time trying to get some shut-eye during the warmer months. These 5 very simple and easy tips may help you get some sleep when the air is snuggling you closer than your doona.

Ice Queen

Place a baking dish or container of ice in front of your fan and direct the airflow directly onto the ice. This will create a nice cool breeze that will last after the ice has melted.

Quick Freeze

Place some towels in a plastic bag then place the bag in the freezer an hour before you go to bed.  When you're ready for bed lay the towels on top of your sheet and then lay on top—the towels act as an instant cooling pad.

Easy Breezy

Place a damp cloth (face washer or tea towel) over your fan and direct the cool air directly onto you.

Tip: Use chilled water and keep the cloth in the fridge for at least an hour before use. Don't forget to have a couple of backup towels ready as well.

Ello Aloe

Aloe Vera has great cooling properties.  Keep some Aloe lotion in the fridge and moisturise before bed. The Aloe will help replenish lost moisture and cool the body down.

Spritz away

Keep a chilled bottle of water in a spray bottle in the fridge.  Spritz your face and body as you try to sleep.