Hoo boy! Summer is here, and how! There have been days this year when you probably felt like an egg being scrambled.
And though we all spent the winter whining about how we missed the sunny days of summer, now that they're actually here, we find they make for hot and sultry nights – not ideal for sleeping.
Not everyone can afford an air conditioner. And in cooler countries where proper summer lasts barely two months, installing one may seem like an extravagant and unnecessary expense.
But then what does one do about those days (and nights) to keep their bed cool, when it's just too hot to go to sleep?
We've compiled here a list of 10 tips to keep cool in bed without AC, including advice from the website of the Sleep Council – the consumer education arm of the trade association for British bed manufacturers. Grab a cool drink and read on!
Have you nodded off from reading this article in the summer heat? Wake up, and put some of these tips into action. There's nothing worse than being too tired to stay awake but too warm to fall asleep – it makes for grumpy mornings and zombie-mode days.
Keep your home cool with blinds and curtains, and don't forget to stay protected from the harsh sun when you go outside. Preferably, use sunscreen and sunglasses, and avoid overexerting yourself outdoors. Happy summer nights!