When we think of getting cosy in bed, it’s common to imagine tartan pyjamas, big thick duvets, shaggy blankets, fluffy hot water bottles and piles of feather-filled pillows to sink our heads into. However, although this image seems dreamy, too many layers and blankets could be interfering with your sleep.
Better sleep is often associated with a cool, comfortable temperature that doesn’t have you waking up in the night feeling all hot and bothered. Your body temperature is also a key component of your circadian rhythm, which is your natural sleep clock which determines your energy levels and when you feel tired or awake.
So, if you are now wondering how to maintain your body temperature so that it’s optimum each night for good sleep, then here are a few things to consider.
What Are You Wearing To Sleep In?
Although, it’s probably not something you have really thought too much about before, what you wear to bed could really affect the way you sleep.
Thick woollen pyjamas or cheap synthetic fabrics could cause you to wake up in a hot sweat as your temperature rises throughout the night, also causing irritation to your skin. Therefore, it’s best to opt for natural fabrics such as cotton or silk. Cotton is lightweight and breathable, and is also good for those with allergies, and pure silk is a great thermal regulator keeping you warm when it’s cold and cooler when it’s hot. Bamboo is also another great natural fibre for bed clothes as it’s spun from plant fibres, making it hypoallergenic and a great regulator of temperature too.
What Bedsheets Are You Sleeping In?
In a similar theme to your sleeping clothes, your bed sheets should also be cool and breathable too. Synthetic sheets like polyester types are made from man-made fibres so they don’t have any breathable qualities.
Therefore, if you tend to get hot under the covers, then it’s best to opt for natural fabric bed sheets and covers. The most popular types are made from cotton or linen. The natural breathability of cotton sheets allows your body heat to be released into your bedroom, rather than being stores under the covers. Linen is also a great option as it’s made of a looser weave, again making it easier for heat to escape from beneath.
What Type Of Mattress Do You Have?
A mattress that is cooling and breathable can really make the difference between a good night’s sleep and one full of sweating, tossing, turning and broken sleep.
All of our EZE memory mattresses feature MEMOReze. This is a foam layer, helping with contouring support, but which is also very breathable, allowing your body heat to dispel into the atmosphere rather than staying trapped. All of our mattresses feature a sleep surface, which is made from a hypoallergenic soft-knit stretch fabric. This sleep surface is also breathable and ultra-comfortable, helping to control your body temperature throughout the night.