The best ways to keep your home cool and get a good night’s sleep during the heatwave – .

The best ways to keep your home cool and get a good night’s sleep during the heatwave – .

As temperatures continue to soar, falling asleep can prove difficult.
And with forecasters expecting temperatures to stay within 20 degrees Celsius in Manchester tonight, it could prove to be another night of back-and-forth for some.

So what can you do to stay cool and get a good night’s sleep?

READ MORE:“A true legend”: tributes to a 19-year-old who died in the water at Salford Quays

There are a number of different tips that could help you beat the heat and feel cool in the morning, reports Wales Online.

Hopefully some of these tips will help you get some much needed rest.

Open the attic hatch

This will help keep your home as ventilated as possible, allowing heat to escape through the roof.

Get the latest updates from all over Greater Manchester straight to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter

You can register very simply by following the instructions here

Hang a wet sheet on an open window

This involves soaking a bed sheet and hanging it in front of an open window, which should help create a cooling effect as air passes through.

It is advisable to keep your curtains closed but your windows open, if the sun is entering through the window, to prevent hot air from entering.

Turn off the technology

Electrical devices can give off a surprising amount of heat, especially during charging.

Turning off computers and televisions rather than leaving them on standby can help, and try to leave enough space behind refrigerators and freezers for ventilation.

If possible, you should also try to leave the lights off – bulbs emit heat as well as light, and a naturally lit house tends to be a cooler house.

Shower before bed

A cold shower might help lower your temperature, and you might be able to go to bed before you get too hot again.

When it comes to sleeping, it’s tempting to remove clothes while you’re sweating in bed. However, the best option is to wear cotton pajamas to help your skin breathe and absorb your sweat.

Sleep with cotton sheets

Breathable cotton is recommended for keeping cool in hot weather.

So put away duvets, quilts, and bedtime blankets, light-colored cotton sheets are probably the coolest coverings you’ll find.

A hack that James Wilson aka The Sleep Geek says people should avoid putting sheets or pajamas in the freezer.

He said: “When the warm weather arrives, some tips may seem to work when in reality it really doesn’t.

“An example of this might be putting your bedding / pajamas in the fridge or freezer or wearing wet socks to bed, but they both have the same problem. This means that while it may cool you down when you go to bed at night, the humidity will heat up and likely wake you up when you come out of your sleep cycle. “

Use a sock full of cold rice

It’s basically the reverse of a hot water bottle.

Fill a sock with rice and place it in the freezer. You can then take it to bed with you, and it stays cool for a surprisingly long time.

Make a fan of ice cream

To circulate fresh air indoors, fill bowls with water and ice and place them in different places around the house – in front of a fan that works best if you have one.

Fill gaps

You’re looking to physically keep as much heat as possible from entering your home, and there are some surprisingly brutal methods that could help you do just that. Towels or windbreaks can do the trick around doors and windows, while do-it-yourselfers can patch cracks in masonry with a commercial sealant.

Keep your windows closed during the day and only open them to let in cooler air at night. If you must open the windows during the day, be sure to open the windows on either side of the house and keep the doors open to create a draft.

Invest in houseplants

Houseplants can help soak up a stuffy room with moisture, and window sill staples like rubber plants, snake plants, and peace lilies can help create a more breathable microclimate. Some flora adapted to indoors even suck up pollutants and particles – aloe plants come to mind – potentially helping you cope with the heat a little easier.

Sleeping downstairs

The science of the fifth year should come in handy here. Hot air rises, which means your ground floor is likely cooler than your floor.

This is clearly not an option for those who live in apartments, but you can still put the mattress on the floor.

Use less ovens

In a video that’s been viewed over two million times, TikTok star The Property Guy suggests a number of hacks to try and calm himself down.

This includes cooking outside on the barbecue, if possible, as the ovens create heat.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here