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June 16, 2023

Beat the Heat: 7 Tips for a Cool Summer Slumber

Summer is here and we bet you are looking for summer home decor and outdoor patio furniture. While these are essential items, it is also important to plan for comfortable summer bedding to make for a pleasant night’s sleep. 

As the temperatures rise and summer settles in, getting a restful night's sleep can become quite a challenge. The heat and humidity can make it difficult to feel cool and comfortable in bed. At The Furniture Source, we understand the importance of a good night's sleep, even during the hottest months. 
That's why we have put together a comprehensive list of nine essential tips to help you beat the heat and enjoy a cool and refreshing summer slumber. From optimizing your bedding to creating a cool sleep environment, we've got you covered.

  1. Optimize Your Bedding for Breathability
  2. Choose a Cooling Mattress
  3. Create a Cool Sleep Environment
  4. Embrace Breathable Fabrics
  5. Stay Hydrated
  6. Cool Down Your Bed
  7. Maximize Airflow
  8. Minimize Electronic Heat
  9. Combat Bedroom Humidity

Tips for a Cool and Refreshing Summer Slumber

Achieving a comfortable and refreshing night's sleep is essential for our well-being, especially during the summer months when the heat can disturb our slumber. Fortunately, there are effective tips to sleep cooler and wake up rejuvenated, ready to embrace the day ahead. Here are a few of them:

1. Optimize Your Bedding for Breathability

A significant part of summer home decor is choosing comfortable and cooling sleeping accessories. Choose bedding that prioritizes breathability to keep cool and comfortable throughout summer nights. 
Replace heavy winter blankets with lightweight alternatives crafted from natural fibers like cotton or bamboo. These materials enable improved air circulation, preventing heat buildup, while effectively wicking away moisture, leaving you feeling cool and dry throughout the night. 
For enhanced comfort, consider investing in bedding specifically labeled as "cooling" or "moisture-wicking" to optimize your sleep experience. Make the right choice in bedding and enjoy restful nights even in the hottest of summers. Additionally, use pleasant and breathable sofa fabric that adds to the look and feel of the summer living room decor to enjoy cooler sleep during your afternoon nap sessions.

2. Choose a Cooling Mattress

Your mattress choice significantly impacts body temperature regulation during sleep. Look for mattresses with cooling features like gel-infused memory foam or open-cell technology. These innovative materials improve airflow and efficiently dissipate heat, ensuring a cool night's rest. 
Additionally, opt for mattresses with pocketed coils to enhance ventilation and prevent heat buildup. Consider a mattress with a breathable, moisture-wicking cover to further amplify the cooling effect. With the right mattress, you can create the ultimate comfy-cool sleep environment, waking up refreshed and rejuvenated each morning. 
Get rid of the sleep disturbances caused by overheating and enjoy a restful slumber. Invest in your sleep quality and enjoy the blissful combination of comfort and temperature control that a cool mattress provides. Experience the difference it makes in your overall well-being.

3. Create a Cool Sleep Environment

Don't let the summer heat disrupt your sleep. You might make the most of your outdoor patio furniture but when the mercury rises, it is time to step into the cool of your home. To ensure restful nights, focus on creating a cool sleep environment. Block out intense sun rays by closing your curtains or blinds during the day. 
Maintain a pleasant temperature by utilizing fans or investing in a portable air conditioner. Strategically position a fan, whether it's a ceiling fan or a portable one near the window, to generate a gentle breeze and keep the room cool. Remember to keep doors and vents open to promote proper air circulation. 
Even as you lay down on your sofa, with comforting sofa fabric enjoying the beautiful living room decor, consider using a portable air conditioner to further enhance the cooling effect. By maximizing airflow, you'll enjoy refreshing, rejuvenating sleep and wake up ready to seize the day. 

4. Embrace Breathable Fabrics

Achieving a restful night's sleep during the hot summer months is all about the right fabric choices. Opt for breathable materials like lightweight cotton or linen for both your sleepwear and bedding. These fabrics allow air to circulate freely, keeping you cool and comfortable throughout the night. The right sofa fabric and an appealing summer living room decor also go a long way. 
Improve airflow in your bedroom by selecting sheer curtains or blinds made from natural materials, which allow fresh air to enter while maintaining privacy. Additionally, choose a mattress protector or topper with moisture-wicking properties to prevent sweat accumulation and further enhance comfort. 
By embracing breathable fabrics, you create a sleep oasis that promotes deep relaxation and ensures you wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated each morning. Rest easy in the embrace of cool and comfortable fabrics, and experience the difference it makes in your sleep quality.

5. Cool Down Your Bed

When it comes to getting a good night's sleep, keeping your bed cool is key. Take simple measures to cool down your sleeping surface and enhance your comfort. Consider investing in a cooling pad or a gel-infused mattress topper, both designed to create a comfortable and temperature-regulated sleeping environment. 
These innovative additions work by dissipating heat and maintaining a cool surface throughout the night, allowing you to stay cool and cozy. Additionally, these small changes can help regulate the temperature around your head and neck, ensuring a more comfortable sleep experience from dusk to dawn. 
To further enhance the cooling effect, opt for breathable and moisture-wicking sheets that promote airflow and help dissipate excess heat. Embrace the refreshing feeling of a cool bed and enjoy a restful night's sleep that leaves you feeling rejuvenated and ready to tackle the day ahead.

6. Minimize Electronic Heat

Ensure optimal sleep comfort by addressing the heat generated by electronic devices. Laptops and other gadgets can increase the temperature in your bedroom, compromising your ability to rest peacefully. Combat this by refraining from electronic use before bedtime and keeping them away from your sleeping area. 
Instead, engage in relaxing activities such as reading, listening to soothing music, or practicing gentle stretching exercises, steering clear of excess heat. Additionally, consider using a laptop cooling pad or placing a small fan near your electronics to dissipate the heat they generate. 
By minimizing electronic heat, you create a cooler and more conducive sleep environment, promoting a restorative night's sleep. Bid farewell to sleep disturbances caused by electronic warmth and embrace a cooler, more tranquil slumber.

7. Combat Bedroom Humidity

Don't let high humidity ruin your sleep quality and leave you feeling uncomfortable throughout the night. To enjoy a cooler and more comfortable sleep environment, it's crucial to combat the humidity in your bedroom.
Invest in a dehumidifier, a simple yet effective solution that reduces moisture levels in the air. By using a dehumidifier, you can bid farewell to that sticky feeling and welcome a cooler, fresher bedroom atmosphere. Additionally, ensure proper ventilation by opening windows or using fans to promote air circulation and further reduce humidity.
Wake up feeling well-rested and rejuvenated, ready to tackle the challenges of the summer heat with renewed energy and vitality. Embrace a cooler sleep and create the ideal sanctuary for a peaceful night's rest. 


These 7 essential tips are the key to waking up feeling rejuvenated every morning and ready to tackle the day. Along with summer living room decor, living room furniture, and outdoor patio furniture, it is important to pay attention to the type of bedding you use. Explore a wide variety of cooling mattresses, breathable bedding, and accessories designed for summer comfort, and say goodbye to restless nights for a revitalizing summer slumber.

Visit our store to explore a wide range of products designed to enhance your sleep experience during the summer months. Sleep well and wake up refreshed, even during the hottest summer nights!