Personal Cooling Guide

Personal Cooling Guide

If you’re too hot at night, or even find that your room is too hot to sleep, it can mean a long, restless night of tossing and turning. Below is our guide to help you keep cool in bed and sleep better.

Before going to bed, make your bedroom cool and comfortable

Your bedroom should always be the coolest room in the house. In the summer months, open a window to allow a draft to flow through, dissipating the heat. If you have air conditioning, it is best to put it on for half an hour before going to bed. Just remember to make sure you close all windows before doing so. It is not recommended to keep it on all night as it can dry out the air, resulting in a dry throat and breathing issues.

Personal bed coolers are ideal for limiting the cooling process, as they fit conveniently and quietly at the foot of your bed. You can also read about bedding that keeps you cool, and browse some of our cooling products, too.

Don’t consume caffeinated drinks or alcohol before bed

Caffeine and alcohol raise blood pressure and can make your body feel hotter. Big meals before bed should also be avoided, as over-active digestion can increase your body temperature. Drink plenty of water during the evening, and keep a glass of water by your bed.

Wear light clothing, such as silk or a light pure cotton

For ladies experiencing night sweats, an ideal choice of sleepwear would wick moisture away from the body. Natural fibre bedlinen, such as silk and bamboo, naturally wick excess moisture away from the body, helping towards a more restful night’s sleep.

Make sure you have a cool pillow

Natural filled pillows like wool are breathable and allow excess heat to dissipate. Another option is a silk pillowcase; silk facilitates the pervasion of moisture so, in warm conditions, silk can immediately emit the perspiration and heat from your body to keep you cool. The Protect a Bed Snow Nordic Chill Cooling Pillow features Nordic Chill fabric to help you stay cool while you’re sleeping. This Nordic Chill fabric dissipates heat up to 10 times faster than cotton, creating a much cooler sleep environment.

Browse our climate-control pillows here.

Make sure you have the correct duvet

Like pillows, natural filled duvets, in particular wool filled ones, are naturally breathable. They allow your body to stay at a constant comfortable temperature, and are ideal for couples who sleep at different temperatures. An alternative to wool are synthetic duvets with cool fibres. The Breathe climate control duvets from the Fine Bedding Co. feature a blend of Smartfil and modal ingredients which have the remarkable ability to absorb and disperse excess humidity, balancing your sleeping environment.

Combine a heat regulating duvet with a climate control mattress topper or protector

This allows your body to be comprehensively cooled. A natural fibered topper such as wool will have the same effect as a wool duvet, naturally dissipating excess heat. An alternative for people who often find their bed to be too warm is the SlumberCool Cooling Mattress Protector. It has been specially developed to offer you cool relief in bed, as the thermoregulating technology transports heat and moisture away from the body heat. The new Glaciertex Double Ice Cooling Mattress Protector actually feels cool to the touch, thanks to the double ice technology, offering a cooler, fresher night’s sleep. It also offers dynamic cooling and thermoregulating technology to wick moisture away and keep you at a consistent temperature throughout the night

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