How to Stay Cool While Sleeping Keeping your body and surroundings at optimum temperature while you sleep is key to ensuring that you get a good night’s rest and wake feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day. Even if you live in a climate with extreme temperatures or are experiencing hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause, there are several simple steps you can take to keep cool while sleeping.
- Wear Cooling Pajamas — Cool-jams™ pajamas are made with temperature-regulating, proprietary fabric that helps keep you super-cool during high-temp nights. Cool pajamas are made with moisture-wicking technology so that you wake up dry and comfortable, and feature antibacterial properties that feel soft and luxurious while preventing the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Shop our men’s and women’s cooling pajamas for tons of great styles.
- Use Cooling Bedding — Ditching your high-heat bedding (flannel, down and fleece, for example) for cooling sheets, comforters, blankets, pillows and mattress pads. Using Cool-jams™ smart fabric, these temperature-regulating bedding options create a barrier between you and your heat-inducing mattress and pillows. These ultra-comfortable bedding essentials not only help cool down your bed, but also provide you with moisture-wicking properties to ensure that you wake up dry.
- Create a Cool, Comfortable Environment — It’s easy to turn your bedroom into a cool and comfy oasis when you add essentials like a ceiling fan and a window air conditioning unit (if you don’t have central air conditioning). You can also install heat-blocking blackout curtains that prevent heat and UV rays from entering the room during the day, ensuring an ultra-cool environment when you’re ready to hit the hay. On the same note, make sure to turn off any heat-generating lights during the day.
- Open the Windows — Sometimes a light breeze is a better option that fans or air conditioning. If there’s a healthy amount of wind outside, some fresh air can do wonders for cooling off your space. To optimize your open-window time, make sure to leave windows closed with your cooling units running during the day and only let in the fresh air when the sun’s gone down. Those who suffer from allergies should avoid open windows.