The living might be easy in the summertime, as the song says, but sleeping on a hot, humid night can be a real challenge. A new natural or organic mattress from Atlanta’s luxury mattress store would help, but even on the best mattress in Atlanta you can’t escape the summer heat.
“Atlanta’s summers are hot and humid, with temperatures regularly exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius),” the folks at TripSavvy say. “Overnight is slightly cooler, especially in the mountains. Humidity is also a factor to consider.”
Chillin’ on a Hot Night
Philip Gehrman of the Penn Sleep Center, talked to PennToday about why it is so hard to get a good night’s sleep when summer settles in.
“Certainly, we know you get the most deep sleep in a cool bedroom—not cold, but cool. The problem is what’s cool to one person is not cool to another person,” he says. |There are a lot of individual differences in this. And so, it’s hard to give a particular temperature, but for each individual the optimal temperature would be a cool bedroom.”
It can be hard enough sleeping on a summer night with the air conditioning on. Can you imagine trying to sleep on the hottest night of the year, without a/c or even the whisper of a breeze? (Thank goodness for the folks who invented air conditioning, right?)
If you’ve heard an old wives’ tale about drinking water to keep you cool at night, you can forget about it. Gehrman says he’s not aware of any research backing that claim up. “And, of course, you wouldn’t want to drink too much liquid before bed because you’ll wake up more often.”
On the other hand, he does say fans can help. It’s not only a question of keeping cool, he points out, “But also that background noise can be soothing as well.”
If you would like to speak to one of the sleep experts at Natural Sleep Mattress of Atlanta about luxurious ways to keep your cool this summer, please contact us.