If you don’t have air conditioning like me (living in Brussels, I thought it was rare to exceed 30 degrees, while the last few summers are showing the opposite), the high temperatures of this period could prevent you from having a quality sleep. It goes without saying that a good sleep allows you to be in good shape the next day, productive and less stressed.
Here are some tips to help you refresh the atmosphere and sleep better:
- choose cotton on your skin. Even though it may seem to you that a light cotton tee-shirt will warm you up during the night, it is actually better because the cotton will absorb sweat;
- put a wet bed sheet in front of an open window. It will cool the air down;
- don’t take a cold shower before going to bed, otherwise your body will have to raise its temperature to reach its normal one. Take a warm shower and put only your hands and feet into cold water;
- pass an aloe vera or a mint stick on the temples and wrists to get a refreshing effect;
- drink a hot herbal tea to cause a hot-cold shock to your body also for a refreshing effect.