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The neat trick to keep cool while sleeping in the heatwave – and it’s free to do

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Plenty of us have been struggling to sleep for days now due to the intense heat.

And if we don’t have an air conditioner, trying to get cool during the night can really disrupt our sleep and make us twist and turn.

With temperatures reaching highs of 32C in some places, sleeping can be extremely tough and we’ll find plenty of different ways to try and sleep better.

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However, there are a number of ways that you can make your night sleep much easier during this intense heat – but there’s one trick you might not have heard of.

Many of us tend to put items of clothing or cloths into a fridge to help cool ourselves down but you can also include bedding.

According to CountryLiving, you can shove your bed sheets into the freezer or the fridge to help combat the heat.

Simply put them in an air-tight freezer bag and remove before you climb into bed.

However, the cool sheets might not last long but it might just be enough to help you fall to sleep instead of twisting and turning.

There are also other ways that you can ensure you fall asleep during the heatwave. Here are some tips you can utilise to make sure you get some Z’s.

Other ways you can ensure to stay nice and cool at night:

  • Choose moisture wicking pyjamas, if you can. Or try sleeping in the nude. Whatever is most comfortable for you matters most.

  • Avoid getting too much sun during the day; you’ll feel the radiance of burned skin while trying to sleep at night. Use cooling aloe on the skin at night before bed, even if you don’t have a sunburn; it can refresh the skin and cool it down.
  • Purchase herbal cooling towelettes or cold compresses and apply them to hot spots on your body (base of the neck, wrists, insides of elbows, around the groin, and behind the knees). Apply at pulse points on wrists and ankles, as well.
  • Use multiple fans to keep the air circulating, if you have them.
  • If you just can’t get enough quality sleep at night, plan for a nap in a cool space during the day until the heat wave passes so you don’t become sleep deprived.
  • Use a high-tech pillow known as a “chillow,” which is engineered to stay cool all night long.
  • Avoid swaddling infants and keep an eye on them; if they begin to breathe rapidly, sweat more than usual, have severe diaper or skin rash or extra-red faces, have them drink some water and get them to a cooler space.
  • Sleep alone; shared body heat is great in the winter, but not so great during a heat wave.

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