How to Sleep Better When It’s Too Hot to Sleep

March 14, 2022

How to Sleep Better When It’s Too Hot to Sleep

The recipe for perfect sleep is simple: getting into bed under the covers sleeping at the perfect temperature to fall asleep. But the bedroom gets hotter as the night goes on. Many of us get hot and can’t sleep.

When over 1 million British report sleep disturbances of some kind, it can make you wonder if perfect sleep patterns are achievable at all – especially in the hot summer months. Lucky for you, there are ways to get quality sleep despite the sweltering summer temperature. Read on to learn more about snoozing on a hot night and getting the rest you need. That is why we created the Inofia brand.

How Body Temperature During Sleep Affects Your Quality Of Life
Fact: core body temperature is the most important determining factor when it comes to sleep quality. A person’s circadian rhythm is closely in tune with their body’s internal temperature. Higher temperatures are associated with active hours and tend to wake our bodies up, while lower temps trigger feelings of relaxation at the end of the day. With this in mind, how does temperature impact your sleep?

If you’re running too hot because of your environment or body temperature, that can result in fitful, shallow sleep. That means tossing, turning, and chronic wakefulness even after you’ve finally drifted off. This ends up disturbing your REM sleep, which leads you to feel unrested during the day. Poor sleep quality can also have long-term health consequences.

On the other hand, a cold snooze can impact your shut-eye and the release of melatonin. While you may not be as bothered by a cooler night, it can be hard to fall asleep when your environment is too chilly. That being said, it’s important to bundle up for a good sleep.

Why do we get so hot when we sleep?
The reason you get so hot when you sleep is mostly due to bedding, mattress and environment. This can include things such as temperature in the bedroom. Having the proper bedding and mattress can help offset warm temperatures.

What Causes Night Sweats?
Night sweats are very commonly associated with sleeping too hot, as sweating is your main method of body thermoregulation. But if you’re not getting adequate sleep because of extreme heat, you need not worry just yet – many of the common causes are harmless and have straightforward solutions.

  • An Overly Hot Room
Our homes hold a lot of heat, which makes sense when you think about all the electronics buzzing and generating extra warmth all day. Unfortunately, all of this excess heat can stay trapped in your room if you don't crack a window now and then.

Luckily, the solution is fast and easy. Switch on an electric fan and open up a window before going to bed, and your night sweats will be a thing of the past.

  • Clothing Or Bedding
It can be tempting to wear your decade-old fuzzy pajamas to bed when you get insufficient sleep, but sometimes those thick flannels hurt more than help. The same goes for heat-retaining sheets fashioned from flannel or fleece. Even with a ceiling fan on, you might find yourself sweatier than ever in hot weather.

If you’re the type of person to sleep in these warmth traps, you may want to consider swapping them for something lighter if you often wake up in night sweats. We recommend wearing airy cotton pajamas, using lower thread-count sheets, or even drinking a glass of cold water before bed.