How to make it easier to get a good nights sleep during the heatwave

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With warm temperatures expected overnight here’s how how can say cool and get a good nights sleep.

Chill

It may be obvious, but you can achieve this by taking a cool or lukewarm shower just before bed.

A fan can help reduce your body temperature surprisingly quickly.

Chill your sheets and pillow in the fridge before bed.

Clothes

Don’t sleep naked – it’s actually better to wear pyjamas made of natural fibres. The pyjama fabric draws sweat away from your body, and will make you feel a lot cooler and more comfortable.

Remove the over-sheet, duvet or blanket.

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Move

If possible sleep downstairs, heat rises so you find that the top bedrooms in the house are at the highest temperatures.

Sleep separate from your partner, sharing body heat will just make you hotter.

Alcohol

Avoid alcohol – It is well known that alcohol disrupts sleep — and those negative effects are made worse when it is hot.

Exercise

Exercise in the morning rather than evening to stop your body getting too hot.  

READ MORE: Heatwave set to continue to bake Merseyside through the weekend

Switch off

Turn off all electrical devices in the bedroom as these emit heat. Switch off sockets too.

Alone

Sleep in a separate bed from your partner – two bodies in one bed means twice the body heat. 

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