How to sleep in hot weather - here are some tips to help you sleep on holiday

Holidays are great, but an unfamiliar bed, a change in climate and travelling to different time zones can all wreak havoc on your sleep routine.

Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 3:44 pm
Here are some tips from The Sleep Council to help you get a restful night's sleep while you're away.

Here are some tips from The Sleep Council to help you get a restful night's sleep while you're away.

To banish jet lag be sure to drink plenty of water and once on the plane, set your watch to local time at your destination.
Eat according to normal mealtimes once you arrive at your destination

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The day before you fly, make sure you eat three balanced meals, which will help set your body clock
Daylight can help reset your internal clock, so an early morning walk and as much time spent outdoors as possible can be useful strategies.
Bringing your own pillow from home can bring you some familiarity and comfort.
Open windows and doors to create a cool draught through your bedroom, and keep curtains or blinds drawn during the day to keep the sun out.
Get rid of the duvet and blankets and sleep with just a cotton sheet. Wearing light cotton nightwear is better than wearing nothing, as natural fabric will absorb any perspiration.
As tempting as it is, try not to overdo the booze before bedtime - the dehydrating effects of alcohol can wake you in the night
Popping a pillowcase in the fridge before bedtime will help you keep a cool head through the night.
A cool shower or bath before bedtime will lower your core body temperature
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.