5 Ways to Survive Hot Summer Nights (without air conditioning)

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Summer days are some of the most pleasant of any season. In contrast, winter days are gray, cold, and dreary with the sun rising late and setting early. However, while summer does arrive every year, the nights can be a bit more difficult to handle due to the humidity. This is especially true if you do not have an air conditioning unit in your home.

Fortunately, there are plenty of other options available aside for artificial cooling, as it may not be ideal to use that method in every situation. With that in mind, here are five ways that you can keep comfortable during summer nights and stay cool while sleeping.

  • Create a cross draft in your sleeping space.

The first thing you should do is to open windows and doors in your room. This will help to get the air to flow from one side of your bedroom to the other. If you can’t open the windows because of possibility of mosquitoes and biting gnats flying in, put screen mesh frames on your windows. These will stop insects from bothering you at night while still allowing you to get the benefits of the outdoors.

  • Put cool, comfortable bedding on your bed

Cool, moisture-wicking bedding goes a long way to keeping you comfortable during those hot, humid nights. Peachskin Sheets is known to manufacture bedding from the latest high-performance grade fabric which will keep you cool and dry during the night. If you use 100% cotton sheets, you may find that they absorb moisture and sweat, which will leave you drenched and uncomfortable when you wake up.

  • Sleep in comfortable pyjamas

Wearing loose, soft, moisture-wicking clothing at night will help you stay cool and comfortable. The loose clothing will allow air to circulate around your body while the moisture-wicking properties will keep you dry when you sweat. Moisture-wicking fabric works by drawing the sweat off your skin to the outside of the fabric, and will help you to have a more comfortable and restful sleep.

  • Take a cool shower just before you go to sleep

Standing under cool water for a couple of minutes will bring your core body temperature down. This will allow you to get into bed feeling cool and clean instead of hot and sweaty. Taking a cool shower before bed will also help to relieve stress and depression, and can even help with muscle soreness as you get ready for bed.

  • Switch off the lights and unplug all the electronics

Electronic devices, including lights, generate heat. This adds to the overall room temperature making it difficult to sleep at night. Electronics will also keep you awake, which will make your overall body temperature rise as the night goes on.

Final words

There are just a few of the many things you can do to keep cool at night without an air conditioner. Make sure to pay attention to the small details. It’s amazing what a difference they make when attempting to cool down at night.