Summer Sleep Essentials
Summer is in full swing! For most of us this means BBQ’s in the sun and trips to the beach but we do know there are drawbacks to this lovely weather and this can be the heat while we are trying to sleep.
Here are a few of our top tips for keeping cool and getting a great nights sleep …
Cotton based sheets and clothes seem to be the best option when the weather is warm and humid. Cotton is light weight and breathable which can create a better air circulation. Not only is it soft on your skin but it can also create a luxury feel, depending on which thread count you go for. 100% cotton sheets have a natural lightweight structure, which allows air to circulate, therefore reducing the amount we sweat during the night.
The tog rating of a duvet indicates how effective the material is at trapping in heat. The higher the tog, the more warm you will be. Tog ratings range from 1 to 15, with 107 being best for summer and 10.5 and above being ideal for winter.
An All-Seasons duvet offers a range of options in one as this includes two duvets that attach together. One low tog for summer, one medium tog for Autumn and Spring and then the option to put them together for a cosy winter duvet.
Duvet fillings can be made from either natural or synthetic material, each having pros and cons. The duvet filling you choose depends on personal preference, natural materials allow your skin to breathe and is more durable and warm and synthetic is better for allergy sufferers and can be washed (If your washing machine is big enough).
Shut out the sun
Our blackout curtains are coated with a thermal treatment, which has been specially developed to regulate heat distribution, this helps to keep your room cool in the summer and cosy in the winter. If the sun is on your room all day why not keep your blinds or curtains closed during the day as a preventative measure to stop your room from overheating.
Invest in a new pillow
Getting a good nights sleep is essential for a productive day, and temperature plays a big part in this. Our Airflow Pillow features a mesh band around the circumference of the pillow, allowing air to move freely as you sleep and so helps you to maintain a more constant temperature throughout the night. Filled with a generous filling of non allergenic polyester hollowfiber, the pillow is comfortable and practical for a great nights sleep.