These days, the heat can become unbearable. High temperatures even in the evenings can affect your body’s naturalThese days, the heat can become unbearable. High temperatures even in the evenings can affect your body’s natural process as you prepare for a good night’s sleep.

According to Dr. Chris Idzikowski, director of Edinburgh Sleep Centre and the author of Sound Asleep, “The body normally releases heat through hands, face and feet around the time of sleep onset, and usually continues to cool until around 4am.”

To help you sleep more soundly at night, there are a few things you may consider.

The choice of bed linen is very important. Use linens that are made of natural fibers. Mattresses made out of foam or other synthetic materials trap in more heat. To counter this, use a cotton mattress protector.

Another trick is to place your pillow in the fridge during the day. Take it out only when you are about to sleep. The soothing coolness of your pillow will help fight against the summer heat.

If you’re someone who suffers from insomnia, you will definitely want to try this trick. Before heading to bed or when you find yourself tossing and turning, run your wrists and hands under cold running water.

For more tips on how to have a good sleep during warm nights, click here.

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