Can’t choose between sleeping well and making the most of the summer?
Summer holidays go hand in hand with social life and joie de vivre. We can’t imagine a holiday without afternoon naps, or extended dinners with friends and family. We suspect that neither can you! However, as you might know, in order to sleep well at night, it is generally recommended not to take naps of 20mins or longer during the day, as well as not indulging on too much rosé wine – or other alcoholic beverages – in the evening. So, how can we have the best of both worlds: good sleep and enjoying the little pleasures of summer?
Prepare your room
In order to sleep well, you first need to create a calm and refreshing environment for yourself. Consider replacing your duvet with cotton sheets, thanks to which you will feel more air circulating in your room. Besides, don’t forget to close your curtains and blinds, to maintain a cool temperature and keep any mosquitoes away!
Stay hydrated all day long
Having a cold shower during the day is an option, as in using cooling yourself with a water spray. Don’t forget to rehydrate regularly. Plus, when bedtime comes, you can apply water or an ice pack on your skin to help lower your body temperature.
Stay away from the stove
Roasted or long-simmering dishes, cooking for several hours, can contribute to heating up your entire house. Fresh dishes, such as salads, are unsurprisingly good choices in warm weather. Also keep in mind that light meals are much easier to digest, and will help you sleep more soundly.
If you travel to another time zone
When you reach your destination, try not to nap. Wait for the evening to go to bed at your usual time (on local time). It is recommended to do outdoors activities (such as sports) the next day too: physical activity and sunlight are interpreted as wake-up signals by your body.
As a complement to these simple tips, Dreem’s sleep techniques can help you too, with its breathing and relaxation exercises that make falling asleep easier. Sound stimulations during deep sleep will help you recover and feel rested in the morning. Finally, remember that from the moment you receive your Dreem headband, you have 30 nights to try it out and to send it back to us if it doesn’t quite meet your needs. You will get a full and unconditional refund. Check out this article which contains the best tips to fall asleep more easily with Dreem, all year round!