Sleep expert Sammy Margo offers her top tips on how to regulate you and your partner's temperature in bed:
- Have a warm shower or bath before bedtime as the rise in temperature will trigger your body to cool down afterwards, this will help induce your sleepy hormone melatonin, which improves the quality of your sleep.
- Ideally your bedroom should be at around 16-18°C for a comfortable temperature for sleep, so adjust your thermostat at night.
- Simple small changes such as having two separate duvets can help or placing a pillow between you and your partner to create two different sleep zones can make all the difference. This will enable you both to sleep at your own comfortable temperatures without the transfer of heat.
- Invest in duvets made of breathable materials such as Slumberdown’s Climate Control duvet (from £20) which draws moisture away from the body, helping to keep the warmer partner cool. It’s also worth trying out a breathable mattress topper, though avoid memory foam as its dense structure will cause you to overheat.
- Surprisingly wool duvets are also temperature regulating, its absorbing fibres help to enhance the body’s own cooling system by drawing away moisture.
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