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Tips for Sleeping Comfortably on a Hot Summer Night

Air conditioner broken? Power out? Cutting back on energy costs? No matter what the reason, there's almost nothing worse than trying to fall asleep on a hot summer night.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, "Research has shown that there seems to be an ideal temperature for sleep and when this temperature is very high, it takes longer to fall asleep, and once sleep is achieved, it is broken up or fragmented and there is less dreaming."

Rusk Heating & Cooling is here for you 24/7 with emergency service. But if you'd rather tough it out, here are some tips for sleeping comfortably on a hot summer night:

1. Keep daylight out

Do whatever you can during the day to keep daylight out. Closing your blinds and curtains will prevent heat from the sun from entering your home. Once the sun sets, if the temperature outside is cooler than the temperature in your house, open the windows up.

2. Take a cold shower

A cool, pre-bed shower will help you feel revitalized while rinsing away sticky, uncomfortable sweat. "Plus, going to bed with wet hair is a good way to stay cool," advises Shape. Doesn't that sound refreshing?

Tips for Sleeping Comfortably on a Hot Summer Night3. Choose the right bed linens

Go with lightweight cotton sheets. The material is more breathable than satin, silk and polyester, which promotes ventilation and airflow. You'll love sprawling out on such an airy surface.

Follow these tips and you'll have an easier time sleeping comfortably on a hot summer night. When it does come time to repair or replace your air conditioning system, contact Rusk Heating & Cooling:



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