April 28, 2023
Now that summer is here, maybe it’s time to do a little bedroom makeover to make your sanctuary cosy and sweat-free for your ultimate #SummerSnooze.
From cleaning your bedroom to decorating it to getting the essentials right, improving your bedroom can help you relax despite the scorching heat of the summer.
Let’s dive into some ways to make your bedroom comfortable in the summer.
The temperature is important to help you fall and stay asleep during the summer. When you sleep, your body goes through various processes and temperature changes. As you go on to the process of deep sleep, your body temperature lowers until it reaches the optimum temperature for sleeping.
Temperature fluctuations are common during summer, which can disrupt the comfort of sleepers. To prevent this, it’s vital to keep your bedroom cool and conducive to sleeping.
A vital step to making your bedroom comfortable during the summer is to declutter your space. This does not only make your room more pleasant to the eye but also lets air flow freely into your bedroom.
To make your room cooler this summer, put your rugs and carpets away for a while since they are meant to insulate and may generate more heat, especially when the temperature outside rises. You’d also want to swap thick curtains for something more sheer to cool down your room. Doing all of these will also make your room appear bigger and brighter during the summer.
Take this time to sort out your bedroom items and toss or donate things that you no longer need. Removing all the unnecessary stuff in your bedroom can instantly make it more comfortable and spacious to sleep in.
As you remove the clutter, take time to clean your bedroom to get rid of the dirt and allergens that are more prominent during the summer. Dust and vacuum the surfaces in your bedroom including your bed frame and mattress. You’ll be surprised how relaxing it becomes when you take time to clean your sleeping area.
Aside from removing thick rugs and changing your curtains, swap heavy duvets for breathable sheets so you won’t end up drenched in sweat when you sleep. Think about light and breathable fabrics like linen, cotton, lyocell, or bamboo fibre bedding. Many of these materials are moisture-wicking, so you don’t have to worry too much about the summer night sweats. They are also soft enough to keep you comfy when the temperature rises.
If you used to have many bedding layers, start shedding some and stick with the summer essentials. When it comes to pillows, using fewer will make your bedroom more spacious, so you can freely roll on your bed and sleep in your most preferred position. Of course, this depends on your comfort preferences. If you love sleeping on many pillows, use breathable pillow varieties or lightweight pillowcases.
Choose light-coloured bedding accessories to complete the summery ambiance of your space. Light-coloured sheets also don’t trap heat compared to bold-coloured pieces.
Speaking of light colours, aside from your bedding accessories, keep your bedroom cool and summery by opting for light-coloured curtains and decorations. If you’re planning to repaint your bedroom this summer, try lighter hues like off-white, ivory, cream, light grey, or lighter shades of blue or green. These are also timeless options that you can accentuate as the weather changes. Add some touches of darker or brighter colours to add some depth to your bedroom design.
Understanding the colour theory can significantly influence your sleep comfort. Light colours make a space look bigger and lighter, which helps the sleeper stay comfortably rested. This is also why many hotels stick to light-coloured paints and bedding accessories.
Enjoy the warmth of summer by opening your curtains and letting natural light enter your room. This can help freshen up your bedroom space while giving it ample daylight that can aid a comfortable sleep at night.
On top of the colour theory, our bodies are also sensitive to scents. Infusing some relaxing scents into your bedroom will help to keep your body and mind at ease. You may use a diffuser to fill your room with relaxing scents or a linen spray to keep your sleeping surface conducive to a good night’s rest.
If you’re planning to change your old mattress, summer is the perfect time to do so. Aside from multiple mattress manufacturers doing summer sales, upgrading to a breathable mattress in summer can help you sleep cooler and better.
When shopping for a mattress in Singapore, always check your personal needs as well as your sleeping position. If you are a hot sleeper who sweats a lot at night, you are more prone to discomfort during the summer.
To prevent hot and sweaty sleep, choose a mattress with cooling layers or an open-cell structure. Pocketed spring mattresses and hybrid varieties with spring systems are also considered more breathable than pure foam mattresses.
If you have an air conditioner at home, turn it on a few hours before bedtime. Doing this will not only tackle high temperatures but also the humidity within your bedroom. If you don't have an air conditioning system in the bedroom, make sure to let as much fresh air in as possible before going to sleep. You may open your windows so warm air can escape as cooler air enters your bedroom. During the hottest time of the day, close the windows so hot air won’t enter your room.
Warm pyjamas are extremely comfortable during December, but as soon as early February, the temperature will begin to rise. With how unpredictable the weather can be in Singapore, it’s good to have some extra pairs of light and loose pyjamas to help you sleep cooler when the summer heat comes.
Somnuz mattresses are specially engineered to accommodate the local weather in Singapore. Featuring high-quality pocketed spring systems, moisture-wicking fabric covers, and breathable foam layers, the Somnuz mattress is your amazing choice for a cool and comfy sleep. Visit our experience centres or shop for your new Somnuz mattress online.
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