Is your bedding keeping you up at night? If you're one of the millions of people that experience daytime sleepiness, your bedding may be the cause of excessive sleep. Overheating is one of the most common reasons people wake at night, and it could be destroying your sleep. If you're constantly tossing and turning to find the cool side of the pillow, adjusting the blankets or changing out of sweat-drenched clothes, simply changing your bedding could do wonders to improve to overcome daytime sleepiness.
The key to keeping cool at night is to choose the right bedding. Cotton sheets have been the standard for years, and many people don't know there's an alternative available that can help them find the sleep they seek. Breathable bedding, like lightweight bamboo bedding, can promote better ventilation at night to help regulate body temperatures and keep you cool. From sheet sets to blankets and even duvets or coverlets, a wide variety of cooling bedding exists to combat this very problem.
For those that suffer from night sweats, moisture-wicking sheets can help pull dampness away from the body, so you won't overheat and you won't wake up drenched in sweat. Moisture-wicking fabrics can be made of natural fibers like bamboo or more advanced technologies like Cool-Jams'™ Outlast fabrics. Both work to keep skin dry to promote better comfort and cooling.
If the elusive search for the cool side of the pillow is what's keeping you up at night, a cooling pillow can help. Choose a pillow that won't retain the heat, or cover your preferred pillow with a cooling pillowcase or pillow cover. Both are super effective at providing a cool and comfortable place for you to rest your head during the night and both options will stop the sleep-crushing midnight pillow flip.
If you can't seem to get a good night's rest and suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness, consider if your bedding is to blame. Try switching to cooling bedding and see if a good night's sleep is as easy to changing your sheets.