Not so easy to fall asleep when the mercury reaches peaks. The Météo France bulletin of August 5, 2022 at 6 a.m. confirmed high temperatures in a large part of the country. Indeed, the heat wave is raging in France, where nine departments are on orange alert: Gard, Vaucluse, Ardèche, Drôme, Isère, Savoie, Ain, Rhône and Haute-Savoie. .
Why is it so hard to fall asleep when it’s hot? According to the media Le Temps, when the body falls asleep, its temperature drops. However, rising temperatures make this process more difficult. In addition, Katerina Espa Cervena from the sleep laboratory of the University Hospitals of Geneva indicated in this media that: “when it is hot, we sleep less, with fragmentary sleep and of poorer quality”.
To sleep comfortably, it is better to freshen up before going to bed. The Journal des Femmes recommends some tips.
The feet are strategic parts of the body. Place these ends in wet washcloths. This will allow a general cooling of the body. You can also place a block of ice in a tea towel at their level to feel a sweet freshness for the evening.
It is also possible to take a lukewarm shower to start the cooling process. To optimize the effect, it may be interesting to lie down on your still damp towel.
Finally, an easy trick to do if you have a freezer: put your pillow inside until it’s cold enough.