Five tips to help you sleep in hot weather

PUBLISHED: 11:47 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:47 19 June 2017

The heat is causing issues for people trying to get to sleep. Picture Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The heat is causing issues for people trying to get to sleep. Picture Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire


The current hot spell has made it difficult for many of us to get a good night’s sleep with temperatures hitting 30C in some places.

Night time temperatures have hovered around 20C making for a very sweaty and uncomfortable night.

But here are five top tips to keep you cool and help you get those magical eight hours of sleep:

• Try putting your pillowcase in the fridge so that it’s cool! Some people swear by chilling all of their sheets, but that sounds extreme...

• Shower before bed. A cool shower will help to cool you down from a day in the sun.

• Keep a jug of cool water next to the bed.

• Opening a window at the front and back of the house can provide a cooling breeze.

• Apply an organic, drug-free allergen barrier balm to the nostrils and around the bones of the eyes before you go to bed, to block pollen before it enters the body.

MORE: Hottest day of year so far recorded for East Anglia - but forecasters warn temperatures will continue to rise

Forecasters at Weatherquest, which is based at the University of East Anglia, said the heat will continue today, warning that it could be a degree higher.

But it will cool off by Tuesday, as temperatures drop to a more “comfortable” 22C, according to forecaster Phil Garner.

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