6 Easy Ways to Keep Your Bedroom Cool This Summer
Don’t spend the summer cuddled up with your air conditioner. Just follow a few of these easy tips and your bedroom will be the coolest spot in town:
Get blackout curtains
Not only will light-blocking drapes keep your bedroom from absorbing heat during the day and in the morning, but they’ll also improve the quality of your sleep. Sleeping in complete darkness ensures our circadian rhythm functions properly and that our bodies produce enough of the hormone melatonin, which enables deep, restful sleep and keeps our metabolisms humming all night long. 43 birds with one stone.
Upgrade your fan
A small fan is a necessity in the bedroom during the warmer months, but those cheap plastic versions can cause a racket and produce a pathetic puff of air. Dyson’s stylish tower fans have have a stronger and more precise airflow than regular versions, are nearly silent, and look like a cool sculpture. If those are out of your price range, try putting a shallow pan of ice in front of your fan. The DIY AC will push cool waves throughout the room.
Get a Casper mattress (hint hint wink wink)
Heat retention, a top complaint with memory foam mattresses, was one of the biggest factors we accounted for in the development of the Casper. The top layer of our mattress is latex foam, which is way more breathable and cooler than memory foam.
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Make sure your comforter is just the right thickness
It’s easy to want to keep that cozy duvet you’ve grown attached to this winter on your bed all year. But you’ll be sacrificing a season of good sleep. A comforter that’s too heavy will make you toss and turn as your body radiates heat, which will shorten the comforter’s life. Get a lightweight warm-weather comforter to fill your duvet. Change your clothes, change your comforter.
Keep the door open
The cross-breeze will keep your bedroom from getting stuffy. The downside? Sleeping with the door open can let in the sounds with the breeze. Spring for a white noise machine or the fanciest set of ear plugs you can find on Amazon to block the uncool sounds while keeping in the cool air.