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How to Sleep Cool This Summer

When the heat is on in those long summer nights, sometimes falling asleep is impossible. Read our top tips to maintain a comfortable temperature while your sleep this summer!

  • The ideal bedroom temperature is between 16 and 18°C.

  • Ventilation helps you sleep better any day, but on hot days it’s vital. Open doors & windows to create a through draft in your room and in the house. Use a magnetic fly screen to keep out pesky insects.

  • Get blackout curtains or blinds for your windows, especially if you have a south or west-facing bedroom. Keep the sun's rays out during the hottest hours of the day will keep the temperature in your house down so you'll sleep better at night.

  • If you have an attic with a hatch, open it up. The hot air will rise up into the rafters and keep you cool down below.

  • Sleep au natural! By that, we mean on and in 100% cotton. It's the best material for your bedding and your nightwear as it's cool and breathable.

  • Make sure you have a low (4.5) tog duvet for the summer, and if the temperatures really soar, get rid of the duvet altogether and replace it with a flat sheet.

  • Keep your feet cool as they dictate your body temperature. Have a cool shower before bed and you will sleep easier.

  • Invest in a cool mattress. Their smart design allows fresh air to circulate beneath you.

  • Purchase a floor or tabletop fan. Don’t have it blowing directly on you, but direct it down the length of the room to get air circulating. If it's really hot, put a bowl of ice water in front of the fan so it blows the cool air around.

  • Get a camp bed or rig up a hammock. Being open on all sides means you have 360° circulation around you. You might even go so far as to pitch a tent in the garden

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