How to avoid the heat and sleep well in summer

60% of older people suffer from a sleep disorder in summer, according to an article published in Chance. As a consequence of the heat, sleep is negatively altered, therefore, people also suffer mood swings throughout the day. The Spanish Sleep Society ensures that with the heat the difficulties are maximized, so during the hottest months of the year we must take into account a series of recommendations to rest as well as possible.

Tips to sleep well in summer

  1. If you have trouble falling asleep at night, then avoid taking a nap during the day. As tempting as it may be, in the long run, you’ll have a harder time getting a good night’s sleep.
  2. In the face of heat, it is essential to remedy. Do not close the door of the room so that it is cooler. You can also leave the window openbut as long as there is no current because you could catch a cold.
  3. To be in a totally silent environmentyou can buy some earplugs. They are especially effective if you live in an area where there is a lot of noise.
  4. Wear short pajamasthat are comfortable and very cool.
  5. Although the schedules in summer are less stable than in winter, it is appropriate that you set yourself some schedulesin relation to the time you go to bed and the time you get up. If you have an alarm clock whose second hand is annoying, then put it outside the bedroom. Also leave your mobile phone out of your room. You never know when a friend might surprise you with one of his messages.
  6. Shower at night, then relax.
  7. Leave a reasonable amount of time between dinner time and bedtime. It is not good to go to bed with a full stomach. Therefore, enjoy a simple dinner. Saladis the star dish of summer. Don’t drink too much water before going to sleep so you don’t have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
  8. Do not listen to the radio in bed or read books. So your mind links the bedroom with rest.
  9. There are foods that are better to avoid at night, for example, ice cream or chocolate.
  10. Create a pleasant and comfortable environment in your room. Always keep your closet and space tidy because external order also causes a feeling of inner harmony and well-being. Renew your mattressto make it firm. On the other hand, use a very thin bedspread and a sheet to cover yourself.

The attitude is also suitable for a good night’s sleep. Therefore, carry out an exercise of gratitude and remember the best moments of the day. Park all worries in the background. Tomorrow will be another day.

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