SILENTNIGHT’S LEADING SLEEP EXPERT HANNAH SHORE REVEALS HOW TO STOP THE BAKE KEEPING YOU AWAKE

Experts have warned a record-breaking spell of hot weather could hit Britain over the coming days – amid a heatwave that has already wreaked havoc on the nation’s sleep. The prediction could see temperatures reach an unprecedented 40ºC.

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While some sun-starved Brits will see this news as a cause for celebration, for millions the projected high temperatures will mean restless nights and lost shut-eye.

The relationship between hot weather and loss of sleep has long been established.

Uncomfortable hot weather can lead to tossing, turning, and plenty of lost sleep – while shorter summer nights mean the body has fewer natural cues to switch off.

But don’t let news of the heatwave keep you up at night, as there are plenty of ways to ensure the bake doesn’t keep you awake!

Sleep experts at Silentnight, the UK’s most trusted sleep brand, have shared some of their top tips on how to stay cool during hot weather.

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Hannah Shore, Silentnight Sleep Expert, said: “Sleeping in the heat can be a real nightmare, we are constantly throwing off the duvet, twisting and turning and trying to find the “cool” side of the pillow, all of which affects the quality of the sleep we get.

“If you have difficulty sleeping during the warmer months, you should consider having a different duvet for summer and winter. Your summer duvet should be a lightweight duvet, and if you’re still too warm to sleep, this can be swapped for a sheet.

“You should also ensure your bedding is made from breathable fibres. Natural fibres are good at temperature regulation however, some people find these materials a little heavy. If that’s you, opt for polyester, as these will offer you a breathable sleeping environment but will not be as heavy.

“For sleepers who tend to overheat all year round, the Silentnight Eco Comfort Breathe Mattress is designed to regulate body temperature. The mattress has a patented microclimate system which is scientifically proven to keep the sleeper cooler, for a more refreshing night’s sleep.”

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Hannah’s 5 top tips for getting a good night’s sleep in warm weather… 

  1. Use a lightweight summer duvet
  2. Ensure your bedding is made from breathable fibres
  3. Get a mattress that regulates body temperature
  4. Keep curtains and blinds closed during the daytime
  5. Drink lots of water throughout the day to stay hydrated
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