Help Your Guests Sleep Through the Hot Summer Nights
With summer in full swing and holiday season well underway, here are our hints and tips to help your guests keep cool and sleep comfortably through these long, hot nights.
1. Keep hydrated
- Dehydration can really impact sleep, and it can be hard to drink enough water, especially when it’s hot. Consider offering complimentary chilled bottles of water for your guests, and have nice cool glasses to hand at the side of the bed.
2. Ditch the duvet
- Sleeping under a duvet, even one with a low tog rating, will only make your guests hot, so instead give the option of swapping to a thin cotton sheet.
3. Keep it chilled
- If you offer a turn-down service, for the ultimate refreshing and cool hit, consider folding the bed sheet and popping it in a zip lock bag (where it will stay nice and dry) and store it in the freezer for a few hours beforehand.
4. Goodbye sunshine
- If the weather forecast shows it’s going to be a really hot day then make sure you keep the sun at bay by keeping the room curtains or blinds shut before they arrive. This will help to stop the room from overheating too much.
5. The Natural Way
- Just like clothes, some man made fabrics can make your body overheat – the same is true for the bedding and bed. Choosing the right fillings in your beds and bedding can help regulate body temperature keeping your guests cooler at night. Natural, sustainable fibres promote healthy air flow and wick away moisture, ideal for getting that perfect night’s rest.
6. Ice, ice, baby
- Offer a makeshift ice pack that won’t leave the bed feeling damp. Take a hot water bottle, half fill it with water and pop it in the freezer for a few hours. Then, once it has frozen, guests can simply take the cool bottle to bed to keep temperatures low.
7. Keep those windows closed
- It might sound strange, but opening up the windows lets the hot air and sunshine in. Your bedrooms should be your guests' sanctuary and a cool atmosphere is ideal for this. If the room needs a cool breeze and mother nature isn’t providing one, place a bowl of ice in front of a fan so that the air can blow over it, circulating a fresh hit around the room.
8. Switch off
- Turn off any heat-generating lights or appliances unless absolutely needed. Incandescent lights in particular, generate more heat than you might think, and this trick will help to keep the bedroom from getting even hotter before the guests arrive.