How to survive a heatwave and catch a good night's sleep

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We did it, people. We are the survivors of the summer ’18 a.k.a. never-ending heatwave.

I don’t know about you but I am usually the type of girl who enjoys summerish heat and sunshine. However, I was not prepared for this kind of heat to hit me this summer. It’s way too humid in my country for this heat and it felt like I was in a sauna 24/7. Not cute at all.

So now that Lithuanian weather decided to go back to its usual form (cold, rainy and cloudy summer), I decided to write a little list of things that I wish I did during this hot af summer. It might have helped me to actually get some quality sleep and function without feeling like a melting snowman.

Damp your clothes before sleep

Now, this is the thing I’m a bit on a fence with. A lot of people recommend damping your clothes right before going to sleep, like socks or a t-shirt. It should keep you cool for the time that you need to fall asleep. The thing is, I am not a fan of wet things. I really cannot handle anything damp on my body, no matter how hot it is. It feels weird and annoying to me, so I might not be using this advice. But if you don’t mind damp material on your skin, this might be the trick that will give you a quality sleep during hot nights.

Get yourself a cooling bed

Well hello, 21st century and its wonderful inventions. Apparently, there are some mattress materials that can keep you cool and fresh during hot summer nights, who knew. After reading this guide, I seriously started to consider changing my mattress. Did you know that there are cooling gel material mattresses? I don’t even know how it works but it sounds heavenly. I might need to invest in one of those cooling mattresses for the next summer.

Hydration is the key

For all the water taste haters, this might sound like a torture, but you have to drink a lot of water during this kind of heat. It’s important to keep your body hydrated and the best way to do it is cold water. Summer is probably the only season when I don’t forget to drink water. I have a little problem with keeping my body hydrated as I just don’t feel thirsty that often and most of the times I just forget to have a drink. Usually ending in me not drinking anything in a day and dehydrating my organism… Anyway, drink water throughout the day and have half a cup of a nice cool glass of water before going to bed. But not too much in the evening as you really don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night to go to the loo.

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Invest in a cooling water stick

The things people invent! A cooling water is one of the makeup products that consists of stimulating caffeine and soothing seawater. It works great for de-puffing and cooling effect. I don’t know about you but I would use this cooling water stick every single day if I had it. I think it would be a perfect solution for those times when you want to cool your face but you have makeup on and splashing water on it isn’t something you’d want to do. The only minus of this product that I can think of is its price, be prepared to pay at least $24 for a 1.2 oz bottle.

Embrace a cave life

It can be very tempting to open all the windows you have in your home during the hot days. The thing is, it will only warm your home even more rather than cool it down. Keep all your blinds, windows closed during the day and only open them at night, evening or an early morning for a bit of a breeze. Trust me, I wish I’ve listened to my mother when she repeatedly told me to close my window and blinds during the day. After all, mothers know everything, don’t they? In my defence, I cannot function without a daylight. But it turns out that I can’t function in heat even more.

What tips and tricks do you use to keeping yourself cool during the hot summer days?

This blog post was kindly sponsored by Mattress Machers but all opinions are my own

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