5 Tricks for Surviving Without Air-Con Tonight

New // Caroline Attwood

Summer heatwaves seem to be getting worse. At least, that’s how it feels when you’re sweltering through record-high temperatures at night.

If you’re one of the unlucky ones with no air-conditioning, fear not! Here are five genius ways to stay that little bit cooler while you sleep. It’ll ensure you’re rested and ready for your early-morning workout!

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1. Put your sheets in the freezer

Yes, that’s right! Place sheets in a plastic bag and put them in the freezer an hour before bed. The crisp coolness won’t last, but it will help you fall asleep more soundly.

2. Make sure your sheets are 100% cotton

Natural fibres help the body breathe better, and will reduce the risk of waking up overheated and sweaty.

3. Create your own air-con

Place a large bowl of ice in front of your fan. As the ice melts, the fan will pick up the mist and circulate it around the room.

4. Have a cold shower right before sleep

Jumping in an icy-cold shower for 30 seconds will cool down your core body temperature quickly. Also, skip the towel-dry afterwards and stand in front of a fan to dry-off.

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5. Use a hot water bottle as an ice block

Fill a hot water bottle with water and place in the freezer. Pop it between the sheets an hour before bed to cool it down.

Feeling seriously overwhelmed by the heat? Try all five steps and you’ll be drifting off to sleep in no time!

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