10. Gradually Switch to Lighter Covers
If you typically sleep under several layers of sheets and blankets, you may have trouble giving up this cozy nest. If so, you may want to try gradually removing layers of blankets over a period of several nights. Try gradually swapping out heavy, wool blankets for lighter, more breathable cotton fabrics.
9. Sleep in the Nude
Perhaps you can keep your blankets and ditch your pajamas instead. Sleeping in the buff may have other benefits as well. Skin-to-skin contact with your loved one can boost your levels of the “cuddle hormone” oxytocin. This can help decrease stress and allow you to slumber peacefully. Other benefits of sleeping in the nude may include a decreased risk of yeast infections in women, and improved fertility for men.
8. Try Using a Cooling Pillow
Keep your blanket and give a cooling pillow a try. Cooling pillows are composed of breathable fibers that allow air to flow through the material rather than trapping heat. Some cooling pillows, such as the Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow, are made with cooling gel layers. The Brooklyn Bedding Premium Shredded Foam Pillow contains shredded foam, a gel infusion, and a moisture-wicking cover. Hullo Buckwheat Pillows are filled with the hulls of buckwheat seeds. These pillows allow for airflow, which provides you with a cooler surface on which to lay your head.