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How To Sleep When It’s Hot

by Cascade Ice on August 2, 2011

With record-setting temperatures this summer, some people might find it harder to sleep. Why do we have trouble dozing off when it’s too hot out?

According to cnn.com, sleep is directly correlated with a steady decrease in core body temperature. Ultimately, if your body’s temperature can’t drop, it will be  harder for you to fall asleep.

If you are having trouble sleeping during the summer and don’t have the convenience of air conditioning or simply don’t want your electricity bill to skyrocket, there are solutions.

Before you go to bed, take a cold shower. Your body will begin cooling and this will help you fall asleep faster!

If this doesn’t work, get a small water feature or fountain for your bedroom. The sound of water will make you feel cooler.

You can also make your bed a bit more comfortable by cooling off your pillow cases. Put your linens in a storage bag and pop it in the refridgerator for an hour. Climbing into bed will be a relief at the end of a long, hot day.

How do you fall asleep when it’s hot? Please share your tips below!

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