Although it is not yet time for those warm months, I still need tips to stay cool while you sleep. I have always been hot natured but I am getting more uncomfortable at night. I am getting near the dreaded “M” word, but my doctor said I am not there yet. If I am this hot at night now, I cannot imagine how I will be when the big “M” arrives. I am afraid I will just spontaneously burst into flames or something!! I am out of ideas on my own, so I did some research to see if I could find some easy tips to cool off a bit while I sleep. I found some really easy suggestions and I wanted to share them with you.
Tips To Stay Cool While You Sleep
- Air Circulation: If you do not have a ceiling fan, you need to get one. You want to get some air circulating in your room and a ceiling fan works better for this than a stationary fan. Along that same line of thinking, you can take a bowl of ice and place it in front of a small fan. This will get some cool air going.
- Sleep Positions: If you are a side or stomach sleeper, you are keeping heat inward. The best position you can sleep in to keep cool is spread eagle, which allows air to circulate around your body.
- Change Pajamas: You can buy cooling pajamas that will help you quite a bit and they are reasonably priced. The fabric used is a wicking fabric that keeps moisture away from your body so if you sweat, you won’t have it sticking to you.
- Freeze Bedding: Although you could freeze your sheets, which seems a bit extreme to me. You could also freeze your pillow case but if you are hot natured already, that won’t last very long. I recently found a great solution and it lies in a cleverly designed product called the Polar Pillow. This handy invention can keep you cool while you sleep, which is exactly what I need.
Freeze Your Pillow
When I heard you could freeze your pillow, I must admit I was a bit skeptical. I could only envision me putting my queen size pillow in the freezer and then sleeping on it. I was quite relieved when I found this was not how it worked! Nick Segal is the inventor of the Polar Pillow who had help from his entrepreneurial marketing partner Molly Lehnhardt. Nick too was a hot sleeper who could not find a solution that could keep him cool and sleeping through the night, When he didn’t find what he needed he decided to take measures into his own hands and design a product that would keep people cool so they could sleep comfortably. The Polar Pillow ($99.00) is a simple product to use and actually does stay cool and keep you cool as you sleep. You have the overall gel pillow and a separate freezer pack which goes into the freezer. Once you are ready to go to sleep, you take the pack out of the freezer and slip it into your Polar Pillow. My husband has been using the pillow without a case, but I prefer to use a pillow case. I could not believe how cool the pillow actually stays while I sleep. This is such a cleverly designed pillow and I just love it, I guess I will need to break down and buy the hubby one so he will keep his paws off of mine!
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