Dr Sarah Jarvis explains why a popular trick to cool your home won’t work during a heatwave

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After another sweltering night, it’s only natural that we all try everything we can to stay cool while we sleep.And today, Dr. Sarah Jarvis explained why a popular trick to cool your home just won’t work during the current heat wave.

As temperatures continue to hit around 30C in some areas, everyone is looking for a way to beat the heat.

The Good Morning Britain doctor broke the bad news to viewers – many of whom will likely have had another bad night due to soaring temperatures.

Dr Sarah told hosts Kate Garraway and Adil Ray that keeping windows closed and shades down to cool your homes won’t work right now.



Dr Sarah Jarvis explains why a popular trick to cool your home won’t work during a heatwave

The trick is to wait until the temperature drops at night and then open your windows and blinds, which is an effective way to keep the heat at bay.

But Dr Sarah informed viewers that since the evening temperatures are just as hot as during the day, there is no cooling effect, and therefore the heat will not disperse.

She explained: “For many people, the heatwave can be tricky, especially at night.



Dr Sarah Jarvis explains why a popular trick to cool your home won’t work during a heatwave

“A big problem we have is that the temperature doesn’t drop at night.

“Most people, even though it’s really hot during the day, we always say you keep your curtains closed during the day, and then as soon as it gets cooler, open your windows and curtains to cool things down.

“We can’t really do that anymore because it’s constantly very hot at night. “

The TV doc has already offered some great advice for those who have trouble sleeping in the heat – put cold water in a hot water bottle and put it in the freezer.

She added: “Remember – never put ice directly on your skin as it can cause ice burns.

“But a cool flannel around your neck, and possibly putting sheets in the freezer, but again, not risking ice burns, can also help. ”

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6 a.m. on ITV.

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