Summer is coming soon which means time to prep your home and bedroom for the warm weather. Here’s how!
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Proper sleep is essential to every area of one’s life. In the absence of sufficient slumber, even the most acts of functionality are likely to prove harrowing. That being the case, maintaining a high quality of sleep should be at the very top of your priorities list. Unfortunately, sleeping comfortably during the sweltering summer months can be a real challenge, particularly if you live in an area that’s prone to excessive heat. To ensure that the return of consistently warm weather doesn’t adversely impact your sleeping habits, start prepping your bedroom for summertime’s arrival.
Install a High-Quality Ceiling Fan
No sleeping space should be without a ceiling fan, particularly during the summer. If your bedroom currently lacks a ceiling fan – or your current fan has seen better days – now would be the ideal time to purchase a replacement. In your search for the right fan, remember to look for options that feature a variety of rotation speeds, user-friendliness and remote control. The last of these items can be particularly helpful to those of us who don’t want to get out of bed to adjust the fan’s rotation speed or turn it on. So, the next time you find yourself in the market for a new bedroom fan, limit your options to ceiling fans with remote control.
Additionally, if your home lacks central air conditioning or you prefer to use your AC sparingly, a simple life hack can help make your ceiling fan a more effective cooling aid. When the weather gets hot, adjust the fan’s blades to spin counterclockwise. This will result in air being blown downward, thus facilitating the creation of a cooling breeze. If you’re unclear on how to change the direction of blade rotation, consult your ceiling fan’s owner’s manual.
Purchase Breathable Bedding
Some of us have a tendency to use the same bedding year-round. While this may not present any issues in an area where the weather is consistent all year long, failure to alter your bedding as the seasons change can prove incredibly problematic in areas with vastly different seasonal climates. So, if you’ve yet to embrace seasonal bedding, there’s a good chance you’re either sweating it out through summer nights or freezing your tail off during the winter.
To help ensure that you don’t get excessively warm overnight, invest in breathable summertime sheets and comforters. When shopping around for the right warm weather bedding, keep an eye out for options made from lightweight linen and cotton. Furthermore, you can complement your new bedding with breathable sleepwear design designed summer nights in mind.
Throughout the summer months, the closer you are to the ground, the cooler you’re likely to be. With this in mind, adjust your bed-frame to sit as close to the ground as possible. If you don’t have an adjustable frame, consider taking your bed-frame apart and storing it over the summer, as this will enable you to place your mattress on the ground.
Cover Your Windows
The powerful rays given off by the sun can make your sleeping space uncomfortably bright and overly warm throughout the summer. This is doubly true for bedrooms that are located in areas that receive an excessive amount of sunlight. You can get on top of this problem by investing in sun-blocking window coverings. For starters, blackout curtains can effectively minimize the amount of sunlight that’s able to find its way into your sleeping space. Conversely, if you don’t feel like replacing your curtains, budget-friendly blackout screens can be a great alternative. Effective window coverings can be particularly convenient for people who love sleeping in and those of us who keep unconventional hours.
Without a good night’s sleep, getting through the day is liable to prove challenging. No matter how relaxed your daily routine is, poor quality of slumber can turn it into an arduous chore. As such, getting enough sleep should be high atop your list of priorities. However, if you hail from an area that’s known for excessively hot summers, sleeping comfortably may be easier said than done throughout the summer months. Anyone looking to prevent the relentless heat of summertime from impacting their sleep schedule should make the previously discussed alterations to their bedroom.