How To Keep Cool At Night For Better Sleep

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Are you a ‘hot’ sleeper looking for ways to cool down your body so you can sleep better? You’re not alone!


Whether it’s a hormonal disorder, sleep disturbance, co-sleeping with the kids, or simply a heat wave during a hot summer night, the human body can produce a lot of sweat while we sleep, and it’s incredibly uncomfortable and feels downright gross.

The worst part is that night sweats disturb our sleep cycle. You might finally fall asleep and wake up 2 hours later feeling dehydrated and drenched—like you’ve been trapped in a sauna all night. It can literally happen to anyone—especially those experiencing hormonal changes like giving birth, menopause or other medical reasons.

Still some people don’t have the convenience of a central air conditioning unit—or they live in hot states like Arizona where a two story house can trap a ton of heat even with the air conditioning unit running.

Regardless of the reason—you’re sweating, and you need a solution—fast! Luckily, I’ve got some cool tips and product finds for you to check out .

Rub Aloe Vera Gel Into Your Skin

Have you ever rubbed aloe Vera gel onto your skin after being out in the sun for too long and it felt so nice and cool to the touch? You can do that right before bed as well. But instead of pre-packaged aloe Vera gel that might contain some extra chemicals, buy an all natural Aloe Vera plant (pick one or two up at Lowe’s, Home Depot or Walmart).

Just break off a leaf and rub it onto your face and body. It’ll feel very refreshing and cool to the touch—especially if you have the fan going. While these plants don’t regenerate, they do repopulate by growing new baby leaves! Hence, this is a wonderful sustainable plant to own in your home!


Change Up Your Mattress

This second tip for cooler sleep isn’t ideal for everyone, but believe it or not, you can get a cooling memory foam mattress that’s infused with green tea and cooling gel for under $500. The cooling foam conforms to your sleeping position and regulates temperature all night long—minimizing night sweats and improving your sleep.

Brand: Zinus

Add A Chilled Mattress Topper

Don’t want to invest in a new mattress? No problem! Try adding a chilled mattress topper to your bed. This system works by circulating chilled water through a PVC vinyl mattress cooling pad which removes body heat and cooling you down throughout the night. After your body heat is absorbed by the water, it’s returned to the Mattress Cooler and is recirculated. Pretty cool and innovative.

Brand: Mattress Cooler

Consider A Memory Foam Gel Pillow

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The right kind of pillow can make a difference when it comes to perspiration. The gel memory foam pillows work by regulating temperature, dispersing heat and promoting airflow, which keeps you a lot more comfortable throughout the night. Plus, the memory foam conforms to your head and shoulders.

Freeze Your Pillow Cases Before Bed

Whether your pillow cases are made of organic cotton, moisture-wicking bamboo fabric or even silk, throw them into the freezer for a little while prior to bed time! The cold feeling won’t last all night, but it’ll be a cool way to drift off to sleep.

Brand: Vegan Silk

Wrap Yourself In A ‘Cooling’ Blanket

There are all sorts of “cooling” blankets out on the market that work by absorbing body heat—and bamboo fabric cooling blankets are by far the best! They’re cool to the touch, breathable and feel like silk. So in addition to linen/cotton bedsheets, go ahead and add this blanket to your bedding!

Brand: Dangtop

Try A Full Body Cold Compress

You can kill two birds with one stone if you suffer from back pain or other body aches in addition to night sweats. Large cooling gel pads such as Magic Gel are an excellent way to get much needed sleep while getting rid of inflammation.

Magic Gel

Add An Evaporative Cooler Into Your Room

Evaporative coolers are portable air conditioners that work wonders when it comes to cooling down small spaces—and they’re perfect for bedrooms. In addition to cooling you down, evaporative coolers also work as humidifiers and air purifiers. Simply fill up the water tank and add some ice packs (which are typically included), and ta-da! You’ve got up to 8 hours of crispy cold air circulating around your room as you sleep!

Brand: AGILLY

How do you keep cool at night during hot summers? Share your tips below!

Best Affordable Alternative To Hydro Flask: Super Sparrow Review

Because saving the planet doesn’t have to be expensive

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What qualities do you typically look for when shopping for a reusable water bottle?


If you’re like me, you look for qualities like whether or not they’re BPA-free, eco-friendly and built to last. And that’s because those three qualities matter to both your health and the environment.

If you’re also like me, price matters a great deal—especially if you’re on a budget. I’ll be honest: there have been times when I really wanted to buy a Yeti or a Hydro Flask and the price stopped me from completing my purchase. I always manage to sabotage my online shopping trips by convincing myself that the money can be better spent on something more necessary than a popular name brand item. I’m sure you can relate—especially if you’re a parent. The guilt just gets to you.

Luckily, there are some awesome up and coming reusable water bottle brands that are just as stylish and high quality as the big name brands—only way more affordable.

I researched some of those up and coming brands and found a few that were very similar in aesthetics and durability to big name brands like Yeti, Klean Kanteen and Hydro Flask. And one brand in particular, called Super Sparrow, showed a lot of potential—so I tested two of their models.

I currently own two water bottles by Super Sparrow. One is the stainless steel insulated bottle that I am reviewing in this article, and the other is made from BPA-free Tritan plastic that I literally take with me everywhere (you can read a review here).

Courtesy of Super Sparrow

The Super Sparrow reusable water bottle brand really stood out to me because they emphasize the importance of sustainability, as well as health and wellness. Their water bottles are also designed for the active individual that’s always on the go, or engaging in outdoor recreation. With that said, their reusable water bottles are durable, dust proof, and made to last, coupled with a price tag that’s wallet friendly—because saving the planet shouldn’t have to be expensive.

This brand has quickly become my favorite, and I see myself buying many more products from them in the future.

So before you decide to spend a ton of money on a really expensive water bottle, see my top 5 reasons why you should opt for a Super Sparrow instead!

Here Are The Top 5 Reasons Why I Love The Super Sparrow insulated Reusable Water Bottle

Reason #1: If Hydro Flask and Klean Kanteen had a baby, this water bottle would be it.

When it comes to design and durability, the Super Sparrow insulated water bottle looks incredibly similar to the two most popular water bottle brands on the market: Hydro Flask and Klean Kanteen. It’s sleek, it’s eco-friendly and it keeps your liquids at a steady temperature for hours.

Courtesy of Super Sparrow

Reason #2: It’s Affordable

Many top notch water bottles on the market are anywhere between $30-$60 (maybe more, depending on the brand). But, let’s be real—not everyone can afford that. Hence, what I truly think is great about the Super Sparrow stainless steel bottle is that you get excellent quality for a reasonable price that’s around $20-$25 (some even less).

Reason #3: It keeps my water cold for HOURS, which is crucial during the summer.

The Super Sparrow’s 18/8 stainless steel double-wall vacuum insulation technology keeps cold liquids chilled for up to 24 hours, and hot liquids hot for up to 12 hours. So if you’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors this summer, whether it’s hiking or working on a tan in your backyard, this water bottle will make sure you have some ice cold water available at all times.

Super Sparrow

Reason #4: It’s versatile and comes with interchangeable caps.

This standard mouth reusable water bottle comes with two different caps for your convenience: a sports cap which delivers water at a high flow rate, and a bamboo/stainless steel loop cap that’s great for traveling. Both caps are practical and great for active lifestyles.

Super Sparrow

Reason #5: It comes with a ton of accessories

What really impressed me about this reusable bottle is that it came with some really cool accessories: two reusable straws for the sports cap, a reusable straw cleaning brush, a carabiner and a sling. And all of these items—including the bottle, were less than $25. Very impressive.

Super Sparrow