Although many of us are still enjoying the snugness of being under the covers during the early hours of the morning, the evenings are starting to feel different. While our thick blankets and comforters are still the best companions for chilly mornings, falling asleep with them during the evenings without an air conditioning unit on are now causing some to sweat and feel too warm. As summer draws near, preparing for the warmer weather is highly important, especially for your bedroom.
Why prep your bedroom for summer? For one, so you can still feel comfortable in your sleep despite the heat. This is especially true for those who do not have air conditioning at home, as temperatures can rise to sweltering degrees even during the night time in this country. Making your bedroom summer friendly will ensure that you get to sleep comfortable all through the hot summer nights, without getting interrupted by excessive sweating and the uncomfortable heat.
To help you get ready for the warm nights ahead, here are some tips that you can try at home:
1. Use lightweight and natural fiber bed clothes.
Natural fibers are great in absorbing moisture from the body, making them perfect for sweaty summer nights. This way, you don’t have to stay soaked in your own perspiration all night long, which is not only uncomfortable, but can also cause some sickness. Cotton, silk, and bamboo are just some of the best options for this.
Light bed clothes are breathable, allowing air to circulate easily, keeping you comfortable all throughout the night. This is why, if you can’t sleep without being covered by a blanket, light weight ones are your best options for the summer months. Thinner materials will still let you stay under the covers without getting sticky and breaking out in sweat in the middle of the night.
For a further reading in choosing the right lightweight bed clothes, check out this article.
2. Use a brighter shade for your bedroom.
Bright colors can easily turn a space light and airy, perfect for the warmer season. Pastels and bright solid colors can quickly spruce up a space and make it feel breezy, so adding some hues can help make your bedroom feel fresh and ideal for the summer. If you don’t want to re-paint your bedroom, you can easily opt for bed clothes and curtains in bright shades to do the trick for you.
3. Decorate with airy pieces.
Slatted, meshed, grid, and open work furniture are some of the best decorations for the summer. Aside from allowing air circulation, these pieces also give the appearance of breeziness, which is what you should aim for this summer. While bulkier furnishings may seem cozier, they won’t exactly offer a nice spot when the temperatures are so high, so opting for something less stuffy should be your top choice.
4. Opt for spring coil mattresses.
One of the drawbacks of foam mattresses is that they are made from tightly packed materials that air circulation becomes nearly impossible. Coil mattresses, on the other hand, offer some open space where air can move around and give you a more comfortable surface on warm nights, making them more ideal for tropical countries like the Philippines.
5. Use curtains made of lighter materials to let the breeze in.
While air conditioning is still the best solution for warm summer nights, those who do not want to see a spike on their electric bills would prefer opening their windows to the summer breeze to keep their evenings cool. If you’re more of the latter than the former, you can further invite the cool wind in by using lighter curtains with your open windows. Heavy fabrics will only hinder the breeze from getting inside your bedroom, making it balmy, so replacing your curtains with one made in a more buoyant and delicate material can easily make your room more airy.
Here at Salem Beds, we are all for your comfort and good night’s sleep. So, hopefully, with these tips, we can help you drift off to sleep at night despite the summer heat.