Beat the heat in bed this summer

With the UK currently in the middle of a heatwave, more often than not this means warm, muggy weather resulting in an uncomfortable night's sleep.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 29th June 2018, 3:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 6:14 pm

Though little can be done to alter the temperature outside, you can have control over how warm you are under the covers.

Bedding expert Slumberdown is here to help with some top tips on how to keep cool and get a good night’s sleep:

1. “Keep blinds and curtains closed during the day. Having the room as dark as possible, without any sunlight will significantly reduce the temperature of the bedroom.”


2. “Try to choose light coloured bed linen. As with clothing, dark colours absorb the heat and light colours reflect it, so stick to whites and pale pastel colours.”

3. “When at home, keep your bedroom door and windows open wherever possible. It seems like an obvious step, but allowing as much air into the room as possible will really help you stay cooler.”

4. “Wear light, breathable cotton pyjamas. Steer clear of anything fleecy and thick!”

For those still struggling to keep cool at night, Slumberdown also has a fantastic range of products available to help you beat the heat.


The Cool As A Cucumber duvet is lightweight and ideal for warmer nights. The 4.5tog duvet is super light and comfortable. It’s also non-allergenic, fully machine washable and suitable for tumble drying.

The Cool As A Cucumber duvet is available online at Argos.

The Climate Control range is specifically designed to regulate body temperature throughout the night. Its Advansa® fibre technology actively draws excess heat and moisture away from the body as you sleep, helping to prevent overheating. The 4.5tog duvet is non-allergenic and fully machine washable.

The Climate Control collection is available online in-store at Aldi.

For more information about Slumberdown’s bedding range, please visit:

Cool As A Cucumber duvet RRP:Single: £10.99Double: £13.99King Size: £17.99

Climate Control collection RRP:Double duvet: £9.99King size duvet: £12.99Pillow pair: £5.99Pillow protector pair: £3.99Double mattress protector: £6.99King size mattress protector: £7.99