What bed sheets to use in summer?
Right now, our bedroom, is hot as (……)! We are living in stone house that somehow keeps the heat inside the 4 walls. To at all survive at night (without aircon) my best tips is to pick a new outfit for your bed in the summer, just like you do with your clothes. As I have a bedding company I can give lots of helpful tips thatI’ve learned over the years from all our customers but I summarised them into a top three summer-sleep-tips!
USE A LIGHT TOP SHEET (ONLY)
A cooler night’s sleep starts by putting your down comforter into storage along with other dense winter bedding like flannel sheets and thick quilts. Instead of bedding that traps heat, opt for lighter options that you’ll want to lounge in even on the warmest summer morning. Try a duvet that’s made from cotton or linen.
CHOOSE NATURAL FIBERS.
Fabrics made from natural materials like Cotton and Linen are the most breathable and will wick away perspiration, keeping you cool and dry, versus synthetic fabrics which don't allow ventilation. (Studies suggest that the average person sweats one pint of perspiration throughout the night. Ick!). I suggest 100% cotton sheet.
PICK A LIGHT COLOR
For the summer months, choose light colored sheets that reflect rather than absorb the light that comes in through your bedroom windows during the day. White or light colored sheets are easy to bleach as well. But remember when laundering your sheets use lukewarm water and avoid drying on high heat to keep them in the best condition. Better yet, dry your sheets on a line outdoors for that amazing sunshine smell.