HOT summer nights can play havoc with our sleep.
But it’s no sweat finding the right gear to help you snooze blissfully.
Slumber soundly with these sweet deals and handy tips.
IT’S A BLACKOUT: Light interferes with the body’s production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Keep your bedroom dark with Wilko’s blackout roller blinds, from £8 (60cm x 160cm).
Or try lining existing curtains. Dunelm has blackout lining from £12. Blackout window film should also do the trick. I found some on Etsy with prices from £6.41.
An easy alternative is to just pop on a sleep mask before going to bed. Asos’ Smug pink satin mask is now £8, down from £15.
KEEP YOUR COOL: Hot rooms don’t help with sleep. Close curtains or blinds in the daytime to keep out the sun and switch to lightweight bedding for a better rest.
Wilko’s 4.5-tog microfibre duvets are down from £12 to £9 for a king-size.
Dreams’ Team GB cooling pillow pair is half-price, down from £40 to £20. And Aldi’s fitted double sheets with cooling technology are £9.99.
You could also try refrigerating a cooling gel mat and slipping it inside your pillowcase at night. Wowcher has a pack of two for £7.99.
If you do not mind the noise, keep a fan in your room on an oscillating setting. Toolstation has a 16in standing fan down from £17.99 to £16.18.
WIND DOWN: Sip on a relaxing camomile tea before heading to bed. Asda’s own-brand costs £1 for a box of 40 tea bags.
It is better to sleep in nightwear made of cotton, which is a naturally cooling material. Marks & Spencer has a pure-cotton shortie pyjama set for £10.
And before you nod off, spritz lavender in your room or on your bedding to help relaxation. Lavender pillow spray is £1.29 at The Range.
- All prices here are correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers are subject to availability.
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