Keeping Cool on Warm Summer Evenings
Green&Heath are a British-based company, selling ethical and elegant homeware and gifts. Here are their top tips for how to combat warm summer evenings and stay cool.
Warm summer days are a luxury whilst sat outside topping up that natural tan, but when night time arrives and stuffy rooms are keeping you awake, the temperature suddenly becomes less pleasant. Lack of sleep can significantly affect our mood and ability to function, making us feel sluggish and unproductive. To combat this, we’re offering six steps to transform your home from hot to not and get a good night’s sleep this summer.
Block out sunlight
Blackout curtains reduce the heat entering your home via windows, acting as thermal insulators. Available as linings, curtains and blinds in plentiful patterns, the options are limitless. As well as cooling your homes in the summer, they will keep the warm temperature inside in winter.
Use an eye mask
Sleep masks help to block out natural and artificial light. Exposure to artificial light suppresses melatonin, the hormone which induces sleep, which can lead to sleep issues.
Consider investing in a sleep mask that allows for temperature variations; many sleep masks on the market can be warmed in the microwave or cooled in the freezer to relieve tired eyes and help ease sleep in warmer or cooler conditions.
Invest in a door stop
Door stops prop doors open, allowing fresher air to flow through your home and help reduce the stuffy temperature. As well as being functional, door stops come in a variety of shapes and textures, so are an easy way to decorate your home.
Turn your hot water bottle into a cold-water bottle
When the heat is unbearable and you can’t seem to cool yourself down, having an ice-cold water bottle in your bed can significantly reduce your temperature. Simply fill your hot water bottle with freezing water, add a few ice cubes and it will work in the same way as a hot water bottle, only emitting refreshingly cold temperature.
Green&Heath offer a wide variety of products inspired by bygone eras of British history. All of their products are designed to be long lasting, and passed on in the family as modern heirlooms.