Aside from the fact that summer days will be warmer than usual this year, meteorologists also expect warmer nights.
A dip in the pool, a trip to the office air conditioning, or a stroll through temperature-controlled shopping malls can all help you beat the summer heat during the day, but at night things get much more complicated. Here, we take a look at how you can be sleeping through summer even on the hottest of days.
The ideal sleeping temperature for humans is between 17 and 19 degrees Celsius. The Australian economy loses $66 billion annually due to sleeplessness, according to research, which also shows that hot nights can harm our overall health and sleep quality.
Here is some crucial home cooling advice to get you sleeping through summer even as costs continue to rise.
Stop Heat From Getting Inside
An excellent place to start with room insulation is with thick drapes or curtains. Thermal curtains will also help further keep the heat out while blackout curtains will drastically reduce light and heat. In addition to saving money on cooling expenses, the drapes can minimize energy loss through windows if you’re using air conditioning.
Additionally, because hot air rises, you’ll notice that your home’s top story is warmer than its lower stories, and the temperature in the roof cavity can reach up to 70 degrees Celsius. For this reason, you might think about installing roof ventilation systems that use wind energy to extract hot air from enclosed roof spaces.
A split system is ideal to cool your house in the summer. Without the need for extensive renovations, a split system can cool a room or particular area of the house. It has two components: an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The outdoor unit is flush with a home’s exterior wall and takes up very little space when mounted on the wall.
Taking Cold Showers
Your body temperature can be lowered just enough for you to fall asleep by taking a cold shower just before bed. If your bedroom has air conditioning, though, you might discover that a warm shower will be more helpful. When you take a warm shower, your body becomes relaxed and changes its temperature, which causes it to drop when you enter a cooler environment along with other physiological processes like breathing and heart rate. Your body receives this information and prepares for bed.
Portable Air Conditioning
A portable air conditioning unit is something to think about if you are renting. They come in two basic types: those that use a drainage tank and those that use a flexible venting hose that can be mounted in a window. Both designs are tenant-friendly, and with the push of a button, you can be in a cool room in no time. These systems also frequently filter and dehumidify the air, which is a bonus.
A Portable Fan
Any home should have a portable fan because it can be moved to any room or area of the house and because there are now so many more options available for fans.
Think of a pedestal or desk fan as your go-to, most convenient and cost-effective method of cooling your house. Try a working tower fan instead, though, if the blades worry you. Since they don’t have big spinning blades, they are safer for little hands. They also take up less space, are frequently programmable, and often have remote controls and temperature displays.
The Contemporary Fan
Last but not least, Dyson cooling fans are unsurpassed among freestanding fans if you want something that stands out from the crowd. With an incredible blade-free design, they assist in air circulation throughout the space. The fan is even more silent when it is in night mode, which will help keep you cool while you sleep in the summer heat. A 360° Glass HEPA filter, which is also a feature of the Pure Cool Link tower fan, captures ultra-fine airborne particles like pollen, bacteria, and pet dander.
We hope you’ve found this guide on sleeping through summer useful.
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