How to sleep in a heatwave

Tips for surviving the Cumbrian heatwave.
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The temperature in Britain has been turned all the way up to HOT over the last week and we even felt it up here in Cumbria. Wherever you are in the world, we all know that feeling of not being able to sleep in the stuffy summer weather.

Luckily Max Wiseberg, creator of organic allergen barrier balm HayMax, has got the answers when it comes to sleeping soundly in a heatwave.

“Staying cool is the key to a good night’s sleep and if you’re a hay fever sufferer like me, avoiding the pollen too,” Max told Cover Media.

Read on for his top tips on sleeping through the warmth.

Try putting your pillowcase in the fridge so that it’s cool to rest your head on. “Some people swear by chilling all of their sheets, but that sounds extreme…” he smiled.

Shower before bed to wash away all that sweat. “A cool shower will help to cool you down from a day in the sun. And it will help to remove pollen from your hair and body,” Max noted.

Keep a jug of cool water next to the bed for in the middle of the night.

Opening a window at the front and back of the house can provide a cooling breeze. “Be sure not to do this until late evening though, because early evening brings high pollen counts as the atmosphere begins to cool and pollen settles back down to the ground,” Max warned.

And if you are a hay fever sufferer like Max, apply a barrier balm, such as HayMax, to the nostrils and around the bones of the eyes before you go to bed to block pollen before it enters the body.

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