How to keep cool at night in a heatwave

How to keep cool at night in a heatwave


When we have a summer that is as hot as this present one, getting a good night’s sleep can be almost impossible unless you have the luxury of air-conditioning. And with this latest heatwave, the first to warrant a red warning heat alert from the Met office, the biggest challenge is the night-time temperatures which can remain in the mid 20s, and even higher in London and the South East.

It is especially difficult for older people and those with medical conditions but it can also affect younger people and those in good health because the intensity and longevity of the heat makes it’s very difficult for our body to regulate its own temperature particularly in bringing it down when the outdoor temperature is above the level of our natural body temperature. This is why the hot weather advice is to stay indoors, out of the sun and keep hydrated.

An Airflow mattress topper is a great, cost-effective way to regulate your body temperature

So, when it comes to getting a restful night’s sleep the good news is that you don’t have to invest in an expensive air conditioning unit. Buying a quality memory foam mattress is a great, cost effective way to regulate your body temperature.

Our market-leading Airflow mattress topper is made from our advanced cooling memory foam. The unique open cell technology dissipates body heat and moisture as you sleep so you wake up feeling refreshed. The increase in airflow is proven to be thirty times greater than other memory foam toppers on the market. The result is an ultra-comfortable, cooler sleep experience and the perfect option for you if you tend to get hot in the night.

Airflow – the ultimate luxury cooling mattress

Our market-leading Airflow memory foam mattress utilises our latest advances in cool foam technology. Moisture and heat are dissipated away from your body at night and open cells prevent humidity building up. The increase in airflow is proven to be thirty times greater than other premium memory foam mattresses on the market.

The result is an ultra-comfortable, cooler sleep experience and the perfect option for you if you tend to get hot in the night. The exceptionally high-grade, high density memory foam gives the mattress a medium to soft feel, while the base layer will support every part of your body, particularly good for those who suffer from back pain. The Airflow mattress comes with a CoolPlus washable cover, an incredible 10-year guarantee and free delivery.

Whatever Airflow mattress or mattress topper you choose, they’re all hypoallergenic, made in Britain at our factory in West Sussex and delivery is free. Contact us now on 01293 871744 or email us and be prepared for the next heatwave!

12 cool sleeping tips

  1. Make sure that as soon as you get up, close your windows and blinds. Only open the window just before dawn to let in the coolest air of the day or if its cooler late at night, open the windows to let a cooling breeze through the house.
  2. Wear loose clothing, ideally natural fabrics such as cotton and linen.
  3. Have a cool shower before going to bed.
  4. Place ice cubes on pulse points such as your wrist, forehead and under your arms will this will help you cool down more quickly.
  5. Put your feet in a bucket of cold water before you get into bed or put a pair of socks in the freezer and put them on before you get into bed.
  6. Place a bowl of icy water in front of a fan in the bedroom which will help to create a cool breeze and direct it at your top half of your bed.
  7. Freeze a face cloth and place it on your face to get rid of that hot and sticky feeling.
  8. Freeze a hot water bottle and use it as a compress on your face, neck or feet.
  9. Avoid eating close to your usual bedtime, especially meals that are rich and hot as this will raise your resting body temperature. And too much alcohol can lead to dehydration, headaches and disturbed sleep so try a calming herbal or fruit tea instead.
  10. Switch off any electrical equipment in your bedroom as they generate extra heat.
  11. If you’re still struggling, move to the lowest level of the house. The further down you go, the cooler it gets.
  12. Last thing before you retire to bed, open any windows at the top of the house to allow hot air to escape, as heat rises.

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UK Sizes
UK small single
190 x 75 cm
75" x 30"
UK single
190 x 92 cm
75" x 36"
UK Small Double
190 x 122 cm
75" x 48"
UK Double
190 x 137 cm
75" x 54"
UK King
198 x 152 cm
78" x 60"
UK Super King
198 x 183 cm
78" x 72"
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EU single
200 x 90 cm
78.7" x 35.4"
EU Double
200 x 140 cm
78.7" x 55.1"
EU King
200 x 160 cm
78.7" x 63"