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Top 5 Tips on How to Stay Cool at Night

Tara Youngblood · Apr 20, 2021
Woman wearing white sleeping comfortably in a cool bed

How to stay cool at night -- and how to stay cool while sleeping -- is the ongoing issue we're looking to solve here at ChiliSleep!

Heat can drastically affect your ability to get a great night’s sleep, but we are here to help. There are a variety of factors that cause you to sleep hot at night. While sleeping in a cold room is nice, leaving the AC on all night can become expensive. Today, we’re going to discuss five ways to cool off before bed and how to stay cool at night in bed.

Start Cooling Yourself Down Before Bed

We’ve touched on this in the past, but there are a variety of ways that you can cool down your body before bed. Not only should you avoid exercising right before bed because it can wake you up and warm your body internally, but you should also avoid nightcaps and eating heavy foods before bed. Your body is not meant to digest foods while you sleep, not only could this lead to potential weight gain but it could lead to heartburn and poor sleep. Instead, opt for a glass of cold water to cool down and curb hunger before bed.

Find The Perfect Spot For Your Bed

Sleep cool! Not only is it important to keep your body cool at night, but do you know how to keep your bed cool? During the day, keep your blinds and curtains shut, so your room does not warm up from the sun’s rays. It also helps to keep your bed away from the window, or in a shaded area of your room. Since heat rises, if your bedroom is on the second or third floor of your house, consider moving to a lower level for a cooler environment.

Flip To The Cool Side Of The Pillow

Having trouble finding a pillow that stays cool all night? We know, there’s nothing worse than waking up to a hot pillow at night. When it comes to cooling your pillow, you have a few options. You could flip the pillowcase throughout the night, freeze your sheets, which you’ll learn more about below, or purchase a product specifically meant to keep a pillow cool. Consider a stay cool pillow, which typically gives you 3-5 hours of cooling relief from the excessive heat that detracts from your sleep and comfort.

Freeze The Sheets

Cool sheets will also play a role in your ability to sleep better during the summer months. If you want some immediate cooling relief when you’re getting ready for bed, some recommend putting your bedding in the freezer. Although the sheets won’t stay cool for an entire night, they’ll at least stay cool during the first 30 - 40 minutes when you’re trying to fall asleep. Running out of time to stick your sheets in the freezer? The Egyptian Method could also work! This technique refers to how Egyptians would soak a sheet in water, then wring it dry so that it was damp. As the water evaporated, they would stay cool while falling asleep. This method can also be applied to socks, washcloths, and more.

Take Total Control Of Your Temperature

So, you want more than relocating your room, frozen or wet sheets, or a cool pillow? What if you’ve purchased a cooling mattress or a pad?

Keep in mind that most cooling mattresses have a maximum impact of 2 degrees in temperature difference. If you want to take more control of your sleep temperature, look no further than ChiliSleep. Our mattress pads keep you cool and let you operate your sleep system from 55 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit.

Whether you choose the Cube cooling mattress pad, the app-controlled OOLER cooling mattress topper, or the chiliBLANKET cooling weighted blanket, all work well on top of mattresses and mattress toppers to help you sleep cool at night while sleeping!

It's important to keep cool at night. Getting a restful night’s sleep is so important. If you haven’t yet, follow our tips to help you cool down at night.

About the Author

Tara Youngblood

Tara Youngblood

Tara Youngblood is ChiliSleep’s co-founder and CEO. An accomplished scientist, author, and speaker, Tara’s unique ideas are revolutionizing the future of sleep health by making sleep easy, approachable, and drug-free.
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