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18th Jun 2017

This is how you can get to sleep when it’s a very hot night, according to an expert

Essential knowledge on a day like today

Alan Loughnane

This could be useful these days…

It’s sunny in the UK at the moment. Don’t say that too loudly though, or you’ll scare it off.

While it’s beautiful during the day, it does come with another set of problems at night: the stuffy room you have to try and sleep in.

Weather expert Philip Eden recommended to the BBC a technique that is commonly used in Mediterranean countries to keep cool at night and get a good sleep.

“I make sure all the curtains are closed during the daytime to stop the sun coming in,” Eden said. “I have the windows open on the shady side and closed on the sunny side. It means running round the house halfway through the day to close one side and open the other.”

Then an hour before he goes to bed, he opens all the windows of his house.

Unfortunately, this isn’t always an option for people in house shares, and also security-wise, it’s not so good. Your best option is probably to buy a fan, like the rest of us.

While without air-conditioning, a fan won’t have a huge impact on keeping you cool, but it will help shift about the air in your room and increase the chances of your sweat evaporating. This should stop that damp feeling of cold sweat you often feel during humid nights in bed.


Life Hacks,Sleep