Sleeping during summer? Tips against sleep trouble during heat!

2 December, 2016

Recently, our country was hit by a heatwave. Some people find this easier to cope with than others. However, what we do notice is that mainly inhabitants of the northern countries find it difficult to deal with heatwaves or to perform on the same level during heat.
Except for performance, sleep is another facet which is often influenced by heat. You can namely suffer from sleeping trouble during these warmer months. This has to do with several factors. First of all, it is light for longer, meaning that we are less likely to get to bed early. We stay up later, but do not compensate by sleeping in. Nights thus are shorter, which eventually can lead to fatigue if you get too little sleep for an extended period of time.
Furthermore, our body finds it difficult to fall asleep with warmer temperatures. It can thus be so that you are in bed for a long time, try to sleep, but that the sleep does not want to come.
For the reasons above, it is useful to take the following tips into consideration when it comes to sleeping trouble with warmer temperatures:

1. Close off your bedroom!

People often have a tendency to open their windows to let in fresh air. However, when it is warm outside you let in even more warm air, which can heat up your room a lot. This in turn can worsen your sleeping troubles. That is why you should try to keep the curtains, windows, and shutters of your bedroom closed as much as possible. It can even be good to keep the door to your bedroom shut as much as possible, so that the warm from eventual other rooms enters the bedroom as little as possible.

2. Limit wearing pyjamas and sleeping underneath blankets as much as you can!

Many people say that they find it easier to fall asleep when they lie underneath a blanket. Furthermore, people often have the habit of sleeping in pyjamas. Since every little bit counts, sleeping without pyjamas or sheets actually can have a large impact on your sleep trouble.

3. Eliminate possible stress!

Do you often have the feeling that you lie in bed thinking about tasks which you have to do the next day? Do you worry a lot? Stress can play a large role on our sleeping pattern and thus on our sleep trouble. Reducing stress can thus usefully contribute to reducing sleep trouble. Would you like to know what your stress level is and to what extent this can affect your sleep trouble? Then take the free stress test here!

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Date: December 2, 2016, Author: Mijn Kwartier