Sleep expert shares tips to help you sleep during a heatwave

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Sleep expert Jan Jenner from Liskead based sleep consultancy Hunrosa has shared some tips to help those who are finding sleep hard to achieve as the temperatures soar.

21st July 2021

By Kirstie Newton

The current heatwave, which has led the Met Office to issue one of its new-style extreme heat weather warnings for the first time for parts of the UK is leading to many people struggling to get a good night’s sleep.

The amber warning covers large parts of Wales, all of south-west England, including Cornwall, and parts of southern and central England.

Sleep expert Jan Jenner from Liskead based sleep consultancy Hunrosa has shared some tips to help those who are finding sleep hard to achieve as the temperatures soar.

1. Open a window in your bedroom if you can.
2. Keep hydrated, drink plenty of water and have some at your bedside.
3. Keep cool sheets on your bed, no cosy duvets, sheets made from bamboo are particularly good at keeping you cool.
4. Mattress protectors can make you warm, so remove them for this short time or use mattress protectors that are made with a high cotton content.
5. If you wake in the night put your feet and hands out from under the covers, the body loses more heat through these parts, so it will help you to keep cool.
6. If you are fully awake, get up and splash some cool water on the back of your neck or use a mist spray.
7. Use a fan if you have one, sometimes having a bowl of ice in front of it helps distribute cooler air.
8. If you can nap, do so in the early afternoon to compensate for any broken sleep you have experienced. But be careful to go back to your regular sleep times once it is cooler.

Jan added: “If you cannot sleep due to the heat, do something relaxing and be reassured that you will most likely sleep better the following night.”

Hunrosa are the only sleep consultancy engaged by the NHS and their qualified and experienced team have an excellent success rate in completely resolving the toughest insomnia cases in children with complex health needs.

Since 2012 they have been trusted by local authorities, national charities, and schools to provide qualified sleep support and CPD accredited training for staff and parents.

For more information, please visit www.hunrosa.co.uk.

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