Five ways to stop overheating when you sleep

Olivia Arezzolo grew up in Sale.

Olivia Arezzolo, who grew up in Sale, is Australia’s leading sleep expert and is writing a regular column for the Gippsland Times.

Five ways to stop overheating (outside of using air con)

*Use a mattress cooler, such as Chilipad – like a heated blanket, but cools instead of heats

*Sleep on sheets with a natural fibre, such as bamboo, linen or cotton

*Again, on the note of sheets, ensure they are 200-400 thread count

*Avoid thermogenic activities in the two hours before bed, such as vigorous exercise or eating spicy food

*If you are overweight, aim to lose it – this can reduce excessive sweating

Olivia Arezzolo recently released her book Bear, Lion or Wolf: How Understanding Your Sleep Type Could Change Your Life.

Find out more at her website www.oliviaarezzolo.com.au

Sleep expert Olivia Arezzolo.