Hot weather is here, and it will be sticking around for a while. Many people are spending the summer at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re one of them and you don’t have air conditioning in your home, it can create unbearable conditions while you’re sheltering at home.
Fortunately, there are fantastic solutions that can help you stay as cool as a cucumber all summer long — during both the day and night. Beat the heat in quarantine with these refreshing cooling products.
Light and Breathable Bed Sheets
It’s hard to get a decent amount of sleep when you’re all hot and sweaty. The solution? Cooling bed sheets. For the most comfortable rest, many people turn to airy sheets that are specially designed to be cooling. They’re perfect for hot sleepers.
Keep Heat Out with Blackout Curtains
Hack a Fan
You can’t go wrong with a box fan. These powerful devices support air circulation and make the room cooler. One great way to use the fan is by placing it next to a window. Facing a box fan out the window will push hot air out of the room and move it outside, which is perfect when it’s hotter indoors than outdoors. When it’s cooler outside, position the fan the other way so it will bring in cold air.
Convenient Portable Air Conditioners
Everybody doesn’t have a fancy air conditioning system to keep the entire house cool. However, there are affordable alternatives that still work great. If you’re willing to splurge a little, a portable air conditioner (AC) can help you cool down.
Chill on a Pillow
It’s not fun flipping your pillow to get the cool side in the middle of the night. Make bedtime more comfortable with a special pillow known as the chill pillow (a.k.a. the chillow). The pillow’s cooling gel absorbs excess heat to keep your body nice and cool.
Make Slushies and Shakes in Minutes
Sometimes, we don’t want to wait for our drinks to turn icy in the freezer, so we head to 7-Eleven or the closest ice cream shop for a slushie or shake. Unfortunately, many other people are thinking the same thing.
Catch Some Z’s on a Gel Mattress Topper
Sleep like a baby and chill out on a gel mattress topper. It’s an extra layer of defense on those warm and sticky nights. These toppers are designed to be more comfortable, durable and supportive for all body types.
Use Hot Water Bottles Beyond Winter
A hot water bottle isn’t just great to toast up your toes in the winter; it’s also a simple way to keep your bed cool during the warm seasons. Just fill it with water and put it in the freezer. Once bedtime rolls around, place it on your bed as an ice pack.