ANI: High temperatures, well into the
evening, could affect body's natural cooling process as people prepare to go
Dr Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre and author of
Sound Asleep , said that the body releases heat through hands, face and feet
around the time of sleep, and continues to cool till around 4 am.
He said that if anything prevents that temperature decrease, then sleep
quality is harmed and it becomes difficult to go to sleep, the Guardian
Idzikowski, said that choice of bed linen is important, asserting that the
natural fibres are best.
He said that if mattress is made of foam or other synthetic materials then
people should try using a mattress protector made from cotton wadding.
Idzikowski suggested that people can keep their pillow in the fridge during
the day and retrieve it as they go to bed.
He also said that loose-fitting nightclothes (in cotton or silk) are more
effective than sleeping naked, as natural fibres absorb moisture from skin.
Spreading out, rather than sleeping curled up, also helps people stay cool,
He added that if a person is in the grip of a sweltering insomnia they
should run their wrists and hands under the cold tap for a few minutes then
dry them and go straight to bed.
Times of India