How to Sleep Cool During Hot Nights

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by Sleep First 5 min read

Is it just us, or has it been really hot lately? Temperature control plays a big part in getting good quality sleep, as the better the temperature, the better the sleep is likely to be. Research suggests that a cool temperature can help you fall asleep quicker, stay asleep longer, and get more deep sleep.

It’s also simply more comfortable to be cool! According to a recent study, most sleepers prefer a cool sleep environment. The ideal temperature for most is around 65°F, though it might vary from person to person.

A few tips to stay cool all night long:

  1. Turn off the lights and close the curtains. The summer sunshine is certainly beautiful, but not in the bedroom when you’re trying to stay cool! The more light your room gets, the hotter it will be. Utilizing dark blinds, blackout curtains, or heavy shades can make a huge difference. And make sure to keep them closed during the brightest hours, as that’s when the most heat gets in.
  2. Get the air flowing. Even without air conditioning, just getting the air flowing with a fan makes a big difference in the temperature. If you do have air conditioning, set it to around 65°F for optimal sleeping conditions,  
  3. Opt for breathable bed sheets. Just like you break out a plaid flannel blanket it the winter, you might want to break out extra-breathable bedding in the warmer months! Your bedsheets can truly make or break your sleeping temperature, so you want to choose a mattress protector, pillows, blankets, and sheets made of breathable fabrics like cotton and linen. At Sleep First we have a great collection of breathable bedding waiting for you! We have a great collection of super soft, sustainable and cool bedding to choose from.
  4. Choose a cooling mattress. When we fall asleep, our body temperature naturally lowers. As it does, our heat is transferred into our mattress and bedding. Some mattresses absorb and retain a lot of heat, while others are engineered to provide better circulation and temperature control. 

            If you consistently wake up in a pile of sweat, kicking your blankets to the floor, it’s probably worth it to invest in a cooling mattress. And when it comes to keeping it cool, no one does it better than Nectar! Two of our top picks for beating the summer sweat: the Nectar Premier Mattress and the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

            Nectar Premier Mattress

            Everything you love about the classic Nectar Mattress, with premier features to boot! The Nectar Premier features enhanced cooling, comfort and support. Thanks to the temperature regulating PCM-infused (that’s short for phase-change materials) gel memory foam, you’ll always be at the perfect temperature. And a denser comfort layer offers amazing pressure relief and contouring that cradles you into oh-so comfortable, deep sleep. It comes in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King sizes.

            Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

            The coolest option from Nectar, the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress is here to make all your sleep dreams come true. It’s the tallest, most cooling, most supportive option, with cutting edge technology to help you get your best sleep ever. 

            It features heat-conductive copper fibers and the latest in sleep fabric technology woven into the cover to keep you nice and breezy (no more waking up in a pool of sweat). Plus it has a whole extra inch of the comfort layer and 2 extra inches on the base, so your body will be equal parts cradled and supported. It comes in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King sizes. 

            Why buy a Nectar from Sleep First, you might be asking? The short answer: tons of extras!

            Plus, you get free shipping and free returns! You also get Nectar’s Forever Warranty and 365 Night Home Trial, so you can sleep that much more soundly. And yes, you read that right: FOREVER warranty. Nectar is so confident in the materials and construction of a Nectar mattress that they thought they’d back it up with an equally ambitious warranty: the Forever Warranty. Here’s how it works: For the first ten years, Nectar will replace your mattress with a brand new Nectar for absolutely no cost to you if yours is defective in workmanship or materials. After that initial ten years, Nectar will recover, repair, or replace your mattress, covering transportation costs if a manufacturing defect or a materials failure is confirmed to exist.

            Want to test your options out in person? Come visit us at your nearest Sleep First to experience first-hand what our happy customers are saying about our top-notch selection, customer care, and good deals. We’ll be waiting to help you find your perfect fit!

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