Getting a great night's sleep isn't always a breeze. With temperatures on the rise, those of us who run warm might be feeling a small sense of dread in anticipation of another year of sweaty summer sleeps. For when air conditioning and fans just don't cut it, we've rounded up our best bedroom swaps so you can stay calm, cool and collected every night this summer.
5 Bedroom Upgrades To Make This Summer
1. Best Dressed Rest
Most of us who live in multi-seasonal locations have a separate wardrobe for spring/summer and fall/winter. As a rule, we like to apply the same concept to our sleepwear. Our Premium Cotton Shorts Sets are our go-to choice for comfort, mobility and chicness for warmer months. If you find yourself needing even less coverage for those super hot summer nights, our Bow Slip Dress is the perfect breezy option that's just as comfy as it is cute. We like to stick with cotton year-round for its skin-loving properties but make it a non-negotiable in the warmer months for its naturally cooling abilities.
Bow Slip Dress
2. Better Bedding
When we heard about these cooling bedsheets from Casper, we knew we had to try them ASAP. Yes, it's true that setting your thermostat to the optimal temperature for sleeping (approximately 65 degrees Fahrenheit) is a good practice for a sound sleep. Wrapping yourself up in warm or thick threaded bedding, however, can seriously downplay those efforts, especially during the summer. Made from a blend of tencel and lyocell, these Casper sheets are woven to optimize breathability and coolness -- yes please! Swap out your thicker set for a lighter option during warmer seasons to stay cool all night.
3. The Superfan
There's something so calming about falling asleep with a gentle breeze on the face. This Dyson personal fan doubles as an air purifier (goodbye seasonal allergies) so you can wake up flawlessly refreshed. This tabletop wonder is also light enough to take with you around the house for keeping cool all day long.
4. Total Blackout
Mulberry Silk Sleep Mask
Longer days and shorter nights are amazing for increased vitamin D levels, but no one wants to be woken up by the sun rising at 5 in the morning. If you have larger windows in your bedroom, switching to blackout curtains will allow you to sleep in well past sunrise. For the full darkness effect, pop on one of our skin-soothing Silk Sleep Masks and enjoy a restorative, uninterrupted slumber.
5. Hydration Station
Once touted as "the one thing your nightstand is missing" by MarthaStewart.com, a water carafe is the ultimate tool for pre and post bedtime hydration. For those nights when one glass just isn't enough, having a water carafe by your bedside is a simple yet genius way to replenish your glass of water so you can enjoy morning and night. Pro tip: if you're prone to moving about during the night or have larger pillows, we recommend a plastic option like this one from IKEA to avoid accidents.