High-tech ways to sleep cooler—and better.
Whether you’re dealing with an unexpectedly warm day or just a plain old stuffy room, it can be hard to sleep right when it’s too toasty under the covers. Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to make a steamy room more comfortable. On top of getting a cooling mattress and pillow (more on that in a minute), you can beat the heat with these high-tech gadgets and gizmos.
A good night’s sleep starts with a good mattress. But if you’re a hot sleeper, you need one that is comfortable and cool. The Serta Arctic has a proprietary heat-absorbing system, Reactex®, that helps you sleep soundly through the night instead of waking up in a puddle of sweat. It’s the coolest mattress the brand has ever made! With four distinct models, you can find the right mix of size and custom sleep support that perfectly fits your preferences and needs.
This sleek unit’s HEPA filter clears up to 99.97 percent of airborne pollutants, while the powerful 10-speed fan keeps you cool overnight. Oh, and there are no exposed blades—good news for parents.
First off, the Reactex® technology that covers both sides of this pillow almost instantly pulls heat away from your face and stores it within, releasing it when it’s not in use, so the surface feels cool. Second, the CertiPUR-US® certified memory foam in its core adapts to your neck and head, providing personalized support and next-level comfort that keeps your body in ideal alignment. Oh, and if memory foam isn’t your thing, Serta’s has you covered with a fiber pillow that offers the same cooling tech in an alternative down package.
These ultra-quiet and easy-to-install battery-powered shades block out most outdoor light, keeping your room perfectly dark for deep slumbers. Best of all, you can activate them with the handheld remote or your smartphone, tablet, or Apple Watch.
Do you have a large window or door that standard blackout shades won’t cover? Opt for this high-tech window film that blocks 99 percent of UV rays, reduces glare by 72 percent, and doesn’t obstruct your view during the day.
Part of getting a good night’s rest is waking up the right way. Instead of a. blaring blast of noise, Loftie gently wakes you with a two-step alarm system (the first nudges you awake, the second gets you out of bed). Add to that some nice bedtime sounds and stories and other forward-looking features to help you achieve pre-sleep calm and you’ve got something special.
A nice misting is always a great way to make your cheeks and forehead feel clean and cool before putting your head on the pillow. This spray in particular offers the calming powers of lavender and chamomile, taking the stress busting even one step further and earning its place on your nightstand.