Because I'm constantly traveling, it's tough for me adjust to the correct temperature around me. That means that I often wake up all sweaty and gross in the middle of the night. It's frustrating because it never used to happen to me. But, there are some life-changing bedtime hacks that you can use, so you don't wake up feeling sweaty anymore. I'm definitely going to give them a try.
Some things that you can do to keep cool while sleeping is use bamboo products, make your bed and the air cooler, and make your room darker (and therefore less hot). You should also try to eliminate stress before you go to bed as I find that I'm usually feeling a bit frazzled on the nights that I wake up in a cold sweat. You should also always keep a cup of water next to your bed so that if you do wake up sweaty, you can sip on some water to cool your body temperature.
I'm sure you don't want to wake up sweaty anymore, so I really suggest trying out some of these bedtime hacks as soon as you can. They will really make the difference between you tossing and turning all night from being sweaty, and getting a good night's rest.
1. Bamboo Pajamas Won't Trap Heat
Bamboo is a naturally lightweight material. It's also breathable, which means that it won't trap body heat, so you can stay cool. One user said, "These are beautiful pajamas, and I love the feel of them. They actually feel slightly cool against your skin, so great for people who get warm at night." The shorts and T-shirt set will become your new favorite pjs because of how well you'll sleep while wearing them.
2. Use Bamboo Sheets, Instead of Cotton
This set of sheets is made from super high quality products. It has both organic bamboo and microfiber fabrics, so not only will it not trap heat, but it will also dry faster than cotton would if you do end up sweating. The soft bedsheets are very comfortable and silky which will also help you get a good night's sleep.
3. Cool Down Your Room With A Bed Fan
Sure, you could get a regular fan to cool your space down. But, this bed fan will concentrate that cold air so that it's flowing under your sheets. It's great because the air will actually be reaching you instead of circulating around your room. The fan is super adjustable and has a wireless remote, so you can adjust it from your bed. That way you can find the perfect setting for you to keep cool while you sleep.
4. Add Some Cooling Mist To Your Air
Since we're talking about cooling down the air right now, another way to do that is by using a humidifier. This one is great because you can switch between high and low mist, which will determine how long the humidifier runs. The cool mist will actually help regulate the temperature in your bedroom, and it will relax you too. You can use it with or without essential oils, depending on how you feel.
5. Eliminate Stress By Adding Essential Oils
Stress can really contribute to spikes in body temperature while you're sleeping. Use your aromatherapy diffuser to not only cool the air, but also create a relaxing environment for yourself. You can add different therapeutic scents to the water, depending on how you're feeling. Lavender is best for relaxation before bed.
6. Use A Pillow Mist To Relax Before Bed
Another good way to eliminate stress and relax before bed is to spray a calming fragrance on your pillow. A pillow mist may help you fall asleep faster, and stay asleep throughout the night. When you fall asleep in a better frame of mind, you will end up being less likely to wake up covered in sweat. I use a pillow spray while I'm traveling, and no matter what kind of room I'm staying in, I rarely wake up feeling sweaty.
7. Make Your Bed Cooler With A Gel Pillow
One buyer said, "The cooling gel is very effective. My pillow is cool to the touch and never got hot." Another one said, "It works. It really works. I no longer wake up in the morning with wet hair from sweating all night." Basically the cooling gel helps get rid of heat, so you aren't laying on a hot pillow all night. It feels cool to the touch, even when you're sleeping. The pillow is very breathable and also promotes air flow, so you'll be comfortable all night long.
8. Add Cooling Gel To Your Whole Bed With A Mattress Topper
If you like the idea of using a gel pillow to keep cool, you can also use a mattress topper that is infused with it. You may be thinking that because it's memory foam it'll trap heat, but you don't have to worry about that. The cooling gel foam will actually be great for you, if you find yourself sweating through the night because it absorbs moisture instead of staying wet. It also has natural green tea extract and active charcoal embedded in it to eliminate odors and keep it fresh.
9. Block Out Light And Heat With Blackout Curtains
The master bedroom in my apartment has a window that is parallel to where the sun rises. So as soon is it starts coming up, your room not only gets super bright, but it also gets really hot. (The master room is usually freezing in our apartment, but if you go up there from sunrise until two hours later, you'll sweat.) So, if you have this problem, you should get some blackout curtains. That way they can block out sunlight and the heat that comes with it.
10. Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is so important. I always keep a cup of ice water by my bed while I'm sleeping. That way, if I wake up in the middle of the night sweating, I can take a sip of cold water and cool myself down. It's a quick fix in a situation where you can't change the way your room is (this is another go-to when I'm staying in a hostel or at a hotel).
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