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Hot Sleeper? – Benefit from a weighted blanket in the summer

Why must we only sleep well in the winter months? How come we can’t use our weighted blankets in the summer? People often search for a cooling weighted blanket, not a hot one. This is a common misconception about a weighted blanket. While these blankets are heavier than regular comforters, this does not mean weighted blankets are too hot. In fact, if you’re a hot sleeper, you too can enjoy weighted blanket benefits.  

The benefits a weighted blanket offers—reduced anxiety, eased insomnia, less stress, improved focus, improved sleep quality, and many more—are too good to be given up in the hot summer months. You owe it to yourself to invest in your sleep. If that means using your weighted blanket all year round or finding the right weighted blanket that allows you to sleep comfortably in the summer without sweating buckets, then you must find a way. 

Here are 6 tips for sleeping with your weighted blanket if you’re a hot sleeper

1. Lower the room temperature

Keep your room at a low temperature for a more comfortable sleep. That said, if you’re in an area that doesn’t have air conditioning, or you’re worried about your electricity bill, try room cooling blackout curtains. 

2. Use bamboo or cotton sheets

Make your bed with bamboo or cotton sheets because they have moisture wicking properties—perfect for sleeping under your weighted blanket with.

3. Sleep with the weighted blanket only

Why use a comforter and a weighted blanket, when you could just use the weighted blanket as your comforter to ensure that you obtain the benefits from using the weighted blanket. Plus, if your weighted blanket is a machine washable one, then you’re truly in business.

4. Use a table fan or cooling system

Another trick is to keep a small table or floor fan directing cool air onto your face and body while you sleep. Plus, the white noise of the fan can help induce sleep.

Remember to switch your ceiling fan’s airflow. In the summer, you want to make sure your ceiling fan is spinning counterclockwise. By doing so, the airflow directly underneath the fan will push downwards, creating a wind-chill effect which will make you feel cool.

5. Use gel cooling mattress toppers or pillows

Some people invest in gel foam cooling mattress toppers and a gel cooling pillow because they keep you cool while sleeping under your weighted blanket.

6. Buy a breathable weighted blanket

Weighted blankets best suited for a hot sleeper are made with breathable materials. Make sure your weighted has glass beads and has minimal layers so that it doesn’t overwhelm you.

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