But hot weather has a downside side too. We’re talking about when intense heat and humidity make it impossible to sit comfortably, let alone sleep through the night.
Most Kiwis say their sleep habits are affected by the weather, with many losing sleep due to overheating and waking up in the night because of the heat.
In order for us to get a good night’s sleep, there needs to be a fractional temperature difference between our body and our brain – a warm body and a cool head. When the outdoor temperature rises this becomes difficult but there are plenty of things you can do to beat the heat.
We have listed our top tips below:
Don’t forget to also keep hydrated. Tossing and turning and sweating at night can result in dehydration, so make sure you aren’t going to bed thirsty.