Too hot to sleep? Top tips to help you stay cool on summer nights.

Everyone hates to see the weather forecast and see that its still 15+ degrees past 9 pm. You know that you will have to struggle all night with what you’re going to wear, how to cool the room and more. But we don’t want you to suffer anymore, so we’ve put together some of our top tips for staying cool at night.

Open windows – and doors – to create a cool draught through your bedroom.

Keep curtains or blinds drawn during the day to keep the sun out and your room cooler at night.

Get rid of the duvet and blankets and sleep with just a cotton sheet – or a duvet with a low tog rating. Shop amazing bedding here.

Wear light cotton nightwear – this is actually better than wearing nothing at all as natural fabric will absorb any perspiration.

If you’ve got long hair, tie it back. Hair around your neck can make you feel warmer in bed.

Have a cool shower or bath before bedtime to lower your core body temperature.

Drink plenty of cold water during the evening and keep a glass by the bed.

Avoid too much caffeine, alcohol or a big meal before bedtime as this can make you feel hot in the middle of the night because of dehydration and over-active digestion. Learn about digestion and your immune system with sleep here.

Pull out your hot water bottle, but fill it with ice-cold water and have it in bed with you.

Cool a pillowcase in the fridge before bedtime or try one of the new cooling pillows that are available to buy – both will help you keep a cool head! To help you maintain that cool feeling all year round check out gel cooled mattress protectors and pillows here.

Also, try putting socks in the fridge and wear them in bed – cooling your feet lowers the overall temperature of your skin and body, ideal during a hot summer’s night.

Use an electric fan to cool you down at night. If it’s really hot, put a tray of ice and a little water in front of the fan which will cool the air even more.

If you share a bed, make sure it’s big enough for two people so you can sleep without disturbing each other – a 5ft wide bed should be your minimum. Check out our size guides here and shop for king size beds and super king size.