Getting to sleep during the hottest nights of summer is possible by following these tips

Getting to sleep during the hottest nights of summer is possible by following these tips
Getting to sleep during the hottest nights of summer is possible by following these tips

It is not always easy to fall asleep during the hottest nights of summer. High temperatures, mosquitoes and nightlife, in fact, can significantly impact the wake-sleep rhythms, leading to cases of real insomnia. However, it is possible to fall asleep during the hottest nights of summer by following these tips. Let’s find out right away.

Because during the summer we tend to sleep badly

According to some estimates, one out of every four Italian citizens has problems relating to sleep, numbers that tend to increase during the summer. There are many causes of the increase in cases of insomnia during the summer, but the main reasons are the following:

a) the increase in night temperatures and the presence of mosquitoes;

b) changes in eating habits and a general increase in alcohol consumption;

c) presence of external noises due to the summer nightlife and more perceptible due to the tendency to keep the windows open.

Using an air conditioner could solve some of these problems, but this tool should be used with caution. The same, in fact, should be set to a maximum of 20-21 degrees or 25-27 when using the dehumidification mode.

Contrary to popular belief, however, the ideal solution would be to use a fan, set so that it can follow the air circulation of the room.

It is important, however, to be careful not to point the same towards more sensitive areas such as the neck, feet or back. These areas are in fact subjected to greater levels of sweating, and the presence of cold air currents could cause problems such as stiff neck.

Getting to sleep during the hottest nights of summer is possible by following these tips

Likewise, it is good to focus on a healthy diet that can help us fall asleep easily. It is therefore recommended to have light dinners and eat large quantities of fruit and vegetables. Kiwis, rich in serotonin, mangoes, legumes and coconut milk are recommended. Instead, foods such as coffee, chocolate and aged cheeses should be avoided, while green light for carbohydrates.

The latter, in fact, contain high levels of tryptophan, an amino acid that helps the production of serotonin.

Finally, it is advisable to avoid sleeping naked, as the body tends to cool down during the night and thus risks unwanted morning awakenings. Instead, it is better to wear loose clothing made of natural fibers, such as, for example, linen or cotton.

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