During summer, hot spells occur again and again. Hot spells are periods with a daily temperature of 90° F and more and nights with 70° F.
Most of the time it is oppressively hot, in the bedroom, too. As a result you end up tossing and turning and you hardly are able to sleep. Bad sleep in hot summer nights is a combined consequence of heat stress during the day and too little cooling in the bedroom. For a restful, healthy sleep the proper room – and bedding – climate are essential. Here, the proper duvet is playing an important role. The SAMINA “midsummer night dream duvet” cares for a perfect bedding climate in the hot time of the year as well.
Sheep wool and its positive characteristics
Without any exception, the wool fillings of all SAMINA beddings consist of 100 % organic bio-sheep wool with high self-cleaning power and are from sheep living in a natural state. Sheep wool is one of the best climatic fiber at all – warming in winter and cooling in summer. The extraordinary ability to absorb humidity of about 30 % of its own weight and to quickly release into the surrounding air makes sheep wool a perfect filling.
Hints for cool nights
For being able to sleep well and restful in hot summer nights as well, sleeping expert Dr. med. h.c. Günther W. Amann-Jennson recommends the following:
- Italian way of airing: Airing is the first measure against a bedroom too hot, ideally in the early morning. During the day it is advisable to keep the bedroom dark and sealed.
- Proper cover: An airy summer duvet that easily transports produced humidity and cares for a perfect bedding climate.
- Proper sleeping temperature: Cooling down the temperature is important from the sleep medical point of view. It is advisable to take a lukewarm shower before going to bed. Don’t towel yourself completely dry, leave some humidity. The evaporation process on the skin provides the necessary cooling.
- Proper nightwear: In hot nights, lightweight materials like a pure cotton are advisable. Putting the pajama into the freezer only provides a short cooling effect.
- Light meals: We recommend to only have a light dinner with easily digestible food.
- Water: During the day, drink two to three liters of water or diluted fruit juice. Don’t fill up your liquid reservoir too late, this might only lead to sleep disturbing nighttime visits to the bathroom.
- Air condition: Take caution when using fans or air conditioning. Ok, they have a refreshing effect and let the sweat evaporate on the skin. But, colds and tensions in the neck often come along with air conditioning.
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