This weekend is set to be a
scorcher, and hotter than Ibiza! Which means plenty of sunshine for
us all to enjoy. When the sun goes down though, getting to sleep in
these warmer temperatures can be tough.

family sunshine

We all know a good night's sleep is important, we
need this rest in order to process information throughout the day
and also to repair and rebalance the body, both physically and
mentally. It can become stressful when you're unable to keep cool
in bed, making it even harder to drift off and then to stay

Our Silentnight sleep expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan
advises that in order for us to sleep well, there needs to be a
"fractional temperature difference between our body and brain" - in
other words, 'a warm body and a cool head!'

To help with this Nerina has put together her five
top tips that will help to keep the nation cool in the hot and
humid weather:

1. Stop your bedroom over-heating during the day by
keeping curtains and blinds closed

2. Wash your feet with cold water
before getting into bed, and run your wrists under cold

3. Use light bed sheets and a summer
duvet - 4.5 Tog recommended

4. Try a Geltex mattress from
Silentnight, with an innovative combination of an extremely elastic
gel and air-permeable foam offering unparalleled breathability to
prevent the body from overheating

5. Finally, it is essential to stay
well hydrated during the day and most importantly, don't fret too
much if you can't sleep. Use the time to rest and think positive
thoughts to help you be extra productive the next day

How do you keep cool enough to drift off to sleep?
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