6 Things to Do When Your Partner Is a Hot Sleeper
Humans, by nature, are social creatures. This is just as true during our sleeping hours as it is when we're awake. Of course, all people are different. During the daytime, if you're not on the same page as your partner, you can simply walk away and get some fresh air. During the nighttime hours, however, different tendencies can lead to a loss of sleep and result in extreme irritability if one person doesn't get to enjoy an optimal REM cycle.
For some people, restless partners who toss and turn in their sleep are the main cause for disruptions in the wee hours of the day. Other people have to put up with the problems that occur when their partners are "hot sleepers."
A discord between body temperatures is sure to leave one — if not both — people enduring an unpleasant arrangement if proper preventative measures aren't put into place. With that said, there are certain things you can do to moderate the temperature of you and your partner to ensure a solid night's sleep for everyone who's under your sheets.
1. Buy Sheets Designed With Hot Sleepers in Mind
Hot sleepers often create a situation that's not only uncomfortable for their partner but uncomfortable for themselves as well. Certain fabrics can make the hot-sleep experience even worse, especially if they cause the body to heat up even more or don't wick away moisture. The end result can be a morning that begins in pools of sweat and angry exchanges.
Athletic Polyfiber is a fabric that keeps sleepers feeling cooler and drier. Hot sleepers find comfort beneath polyfiber sheets, which offer a cool, luxurious and comforting appeal. Fortunately, PeachSkinSheets aren't only made for hot sleepers; they're created with a combination of everything both partners (and their kids..and their pets) will need to enjoy a successful slumber. Bed sheets that stay cool create an optimal sleeping environment for everyone who's in the bed.
2. Consider a Larger Bed
If you're squished onto a full-sized mattress, consider upgrading to a queen. If you're already using a queen-sized mattress, a king or California king might be a better option.
For people sharing the same bed who have particularly disparate body temperatures when they sleep, it's often best to have a mattress that provides as much space as possible. Of course, you can still cuddle and spoon whenever you'd like, but when things start heating up without warranted invitations, you can retreat to different sides of the bed and hibernate under varying covers that are best suited for the temperature needs of your body.
3. Make Sure Your Mattress and Sheets Are Breathable
Sometimes, it's not the sheets themselves that make for bad sleeping experiences, but it's the bed itself. Latex beds may not breathe very well and have a tendency to cause sweating, even for people who aren't hot sleepers.
It's important to investigate the materials used to make your mattress, especially if you live with a hot sleeper. Once you've found a mattress material that enables your body to be at its optimal best during the night, you'll want to cover it with sheets that bring the whole thing together. PeachSkinSheets offers cool sheets for bed accessories and essentials alike.
4. Encourage Your Hot-Sleeping Partner to Hydrate
Excessive sweating can lead to dehydration, and if your partner isn't well-hydrated, the effects of water loss can compound.
While it may seem counterintuitive to drink water before going to bed, this extra boost of hydration helps organs function efficiently while clearing the body of the toxins it's encountered during the day. It's ironic that sweating, dehydration and nocturnal hyperhidrosis (night sweats) are related, but it's true that the more water your partner's body is emitting, the more water he or she should be consuming.
5. Seek the Advice of a Medical Professional
In many cases, hot sleepers simply experience high temperatures when they are in relaxed states. In some situations, however, sweat can be a symptom of more serious complications, even when it occurs during slumber.
The night sweats men experience aren't necessarily the same as those endured by women. For example, women may become hot sleepers during menopause. While men aren't subjected to this particular possible diagnosis, there are certain medical conditions that may be underlying night sweats for both women and men, including:
- Hormone disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Thyroid disease
If you're going to bed with a hot sleeper, it never hurts to seek the advice of a medical professional so you can get the "all clear." Everybody will sleep better in the end.
6. Keep Your Bedroom Cool
It's usually easier to heat up than it is to cool down. If your partner is a hot sleeper, you'll be doing yourself a favor by keeping the bedroom a few degrees cooler than the rest of the house. Even if you prefer to sleep in the buff, you can quickly throw an extra blanket on your side of the bed to add an additional layer of heat without making the other person uncomfortable.
Here are a few tips to help you keep your bedroom at a temperature that can be enjoyed by both you and your partner:
- Keep your window coverings closed. Do this during the day, especially if your bedroom gets direct sunlight. This can help curb the heat that would otherwise be trapped within your walls, even after it gets dark.
- Utilize a fan. If you have a ceiling fan (and you're not opposed to it blowing on you), it might be just the thing you need to appease the temperature in your bedroom. Alternatively, your situation might be improved with a strategically placed box fan on your partner's side of the bed.
- Keep cold compresses on hand. Make it easy for your partner to be able to reach into the freezer and grab a cool-down mechanism. Placing ice packs anywhere you feel a pulse will instantly start to bring a person's temperature down a notch.
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