How to Sleep Cool

Do you have issues sleeping because you’re naturally a hot sleeper, often waking up in the middle of the night feeling like you’ve just walked hours through the hot desert? It’s a horrible feeling to lose sleep over something that can actually be easily controlled. Check out our top tips on how to stay cool throughout the evening and get a better night’s sleep.

1. Take a Shower Before Bed

If you’re regularly falling asleep feeling warm, it’s likely your routine involves showering in the morning. Showering before bed is a great way to counteract feeling so warm during the night. Implement a lukewarm or cold shower before bed and see how it affects your sleep. Some people actually take warm showers before bed to stay cool during the night. The warm water heightens the body’s temperature while in the shower — before cooling it down when it comes time for bed. We recommend trying different temperatures to find out what works best for you!

2. Strategically Place Your Fans

Everyone knows that a fan will help cool down a space, but sometimes one fan just doesn’t cut it. We recommend creating a slight wind funnel that will circulate cool air in your room — so you can finally get some cool sleep. Simply open up a window and place a fan directly across from it. You’ll create a cross breeze that will circulate fresh air into your room! If you have multiple windows in your room, try doing this with as many fans as you can. Your body will feel a lot cooler if there’s fresh air circulating your space as you sleep.

3. Get Nude

If you sleep in pyjamas every night, try going to bed in your birthday suit to see if it makes a difference for your body temperature. While this is undoubtedly a personal preference, sleeping with little clothing allows your body to better self-regulate its temperature.

4. Keep Your Bedroom Cool During the Day

Are you doing everything you can to keep your bedroom cool during the day? You should make sure all of the blinds are closed, because any sunlight that gets in will warm the space, making it warm when you come to hit the hay. We also recommend turning off any lights or electronics that emit heat. The cooler you keep your room during the day, the less you need to cool it down before bedtime!

5. Use Breathable Bedding

It goes without saying if you still have your winter sheets on in summer, you’re going to be too hot. Choosing the right bedding materials and using them at the right time of year will dramatically improve sleep quality. If you’re a hot sleeper, try using lightweight breathable cotton sheets and look out for those infused with colling fibers like TENCEL. A breathable mattress protector is also critical. If your mattress can’t breathe it will trap heat and cause your body to sweat!

6. Get a Cooling Mattress & Pillow

If you’re having the reoccurring issue of feeling too hot when you sleep, it’s time to upgrade your mattress. Regular mattresses absorb your body’s heat, and if you sleep with a partner, you’re much more likely to have trouble cooling off at night because your mattress is absorbing heat from both of you. Winkl mattresses are made with breathable layers and dedicated cooling technology that will finally allow you to get the cool and restful sleep you’ve sought after. The same goes with your pillow - if you’re hot during the night, chances are you’re sweating onto your pillow and it's doing nothing but make you even warmer. Our cooling pillows have breathable technology to allow you to easily regular your body temperature and have a deep, stress-free sleep.