Two weeks ago the United Kingdom experienced high temperatures with the heatwave soaring through Belgium, Germany Netherlands and Luxembourg. Areas like Cambridge in the UK experienced high temperatures of up to 38.1C. This was considered to be the hottest day in July ever on record. We are now in the first week of August and temperatures are in the mid twenties. Are we going to experience another heatwave before Autumn?
The warmest day in July was one to be remembered. The streets were flooded with some bare bodies. The nighttime was particularly difficult for little ones and the elderly.
Sleep experts say optimal bedroom temperature for sleeping should range between 16C to 21C. According to Dr Nerina Ramlakhan who is a sleep expert, your feet’s are supposed to be slightly cooler than your all other parts of your body. Speaking to The Independent, he said that “A good night’s sleep is important in order to process information throughout the day as well as to repair and re-balance the body physically and mentally”.
In order to get a well deserved sleep, it is necessary for us to know how to cool down when temperatures are high. This will help us avoid the following problems caused by heatwave:
A heatwave can be a threat to anyone. However, the most vulnerable people to be affected include:
First thing to never forget during a heatwave is drinking enough water. You also need to wear sunscreen. However, that’s not enough. You need to cool down also. Let’s share below some of the things we can do to stay cool during high temperatures. You can add yours in the comments section below.
Don’t forget to seek medical when the heat is affecting your health or someone in your home. Babies should not be exposed under the sun. You can spend time with them outdoors, but under a shaded area.