Thermometers hit 31C today and forecasters expect it to be even hotter tomorrow with some citing 34C highs.
That would make it the hottest day of the year as Britain’s mini heat-wave bites.
Government officials have issued health warnings with the hot and humid weather set to last until late on Wednesday.
As a result Public Health England has advised Brits to drink plenty of water and avoid dehydrating alcoholic and caffeinated drinks, close curtains to keeps rooms cool, open windows and avoid people and animals being left in closed, parked vehicles that can get extremely hot.
With temperatures set to stay high at night, here are 12 top tips to stay cool at night and how to get a good night’s sleep.
1. Forget the fancy satin and silk sheets – light-coloured bed clothes made of cotton are breathable and ideal for ventilation in the bedroom.
2. Open windows and doors to create a draught.
3. If you have a loft or attic, open the hatch as it will help hot air to escape rooms lower in the house.
4. According to the Sleep Council , it is better to wear light cotton nightwear than nothing at all, as the material will help to absorb any perspiration you might have during the night.
5. Take a cold bath or shower before bed to lower your body’s temperature.
6. Drink plenty of water throughout the day and evening and have some to hand by your bed.
7. Avoid drinking too much caffeine or alcohol or eating too much as this can raise the body’s temperature.
8. Try filling a hot water bottle with ice-cold water and putting it in your bed.
9. Pop your pillow case and sheets in the fridge or freezer to cool them before going to bed.
10. Cooling your feet helps lower your body and skin temperature so try putting some socks that have been cooled in the fridge on before bed or bathing them in cold water.
11. Switch on an electric fan and, if it’s really toasty, put a tray of ice and some water in front of it to cool the air it blows around the room.
12. Switch off any electrical appliances in the bedroom that you don’t need – they all give off heat.
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