The best eco-friendly materials and methods to cool your home
We are lucky here in Australia to have long, warm summers, with days that seem to stretch on forever and nights made for relaxing outside with friends.
However, the heat can be a blessing and a curse.
If you are a naturally hot sleeper or suffer on summer nights, you have probably tried running the air conditioning all night or leaving windows open. The trouble is, air conditioning negatively impacts sleep quality and throwing windows open invites in mosquitoes, sounds and light.
So what’s the solution for sleeping soundly on warm summer nights? There are a few easy remedies to stay cool and comfortable, including physiological “hacks” and investing in cooling bed sheets.
1. Pamper your pulse points
Pulse points are places where your blood vessels are close to your skin:
- Wrists (radial artery)
- Neck (carotid artery)
- Inside your ankles, knees and elbows
- Tops of your feet
Paying attention to pulse points is a quick, effective way to cool your body down. Before bed, apply a cool compress or run cold water over your pulse points until you feel your core temperature drop to a comfortable level.
2. Choose bamboo bed sheets
Bamboo is the ultimate cooling fabric for sheets. Bamboo fabric absorbs and evaporates moisture more efficiently than cotton, preventing sweat from collecting on your sheets.
Air pockets in bamboo’s natural fibres mean bamboo bed sheets also regulate temperature better than other fabrics. At the same time, the luxurious lightweight feeling prevents you from overheating.
If you’re looking for the best bed sheets to stay cool on the warmest summer nights, look no further than OLARA bamboo sheets.