Do you find it hard to go to sleep when it is hot

@jugsjugs (12967)
June 2, 2010 11:36am CST
I have a problem trying to get to sleep when it is soo hot as i find it soo hard to get comfortable to begin with.All i seem to do is toss and turn and end up only getting a few hours sleep of a night time.
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• United States
2 Jun 10
Yes, I do. I hate the heat. I need to sleep with at least one cover on me, so when it's hot, it's unbearably warm for me because I need to sleep under some bed sheets. I feel strange without them.
@jugsjugs (12967)
3 Jun 10
I am the same as you i also need to sleep with something over me other wise i can not sleep either.No matter what you do it seems that you can not cool down to get off to sleep.With the heat aswell as lack of sleep it is awful, as it makes you feel tired the next day.
@JL_Love (199)
• Netherlands Antilles
3 Jun 10
And old man told me that if you sleep on your belly it will be hotter cuz your hart has to make to much effort so the blood is running faster trough your body so if you sleep face up it won't be so hot
• United States
3 Jun 10
I am the same way, I have to be under covers at all times...I think its a since of security. The way that I cool off at night when I wake up sweating is by uncovering one leg. So that I still get the since of security and plus I'm cooled off.
@sagar21 (1579)
• India
2 Jun 10
yep,I was.but now I could sleep even when I'm perspiring in the hot... take a dip/shower just before going to bed...... have a great day/night......TA..TA
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@jugsjugs (12967)
3 Jun 10
I take a bath every night but it do not seem to help at all,I find that even wearing nothing in bed aswell as a thin sheet on top of me do not help either.I have ceiling fans in my lounge and i am now thinking of getting one for the bedroom.
• Philippines
9 Jun 10
We have the same problem. I too is having a problem every time it is hot. Eventhough I already took shower the hot weather do not fail to give me problems. My sleep at night is on eleven pm but when it is hot I can give in to sleep at 3am because during that time the air becomes cold. It is uncomfortable when you have to wake up early because in the middle of your deep sleep you have to wake up.
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• Philippines
7 Jun 10
i'd rather not sleep if it's too hot but nevertheless i can still sleep..i just don't prefer to sleep if it's too hot..well i'm glad that recently the temperature is already getting colder due to the rainy season but for the last 3 months it's been horrible..our electricity bill went on top because i can't managed a day without an aircon..
@neildc (17239)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
6 Jun 10
i feel the same, i find it hard to get to sleep when it is too hot. that is why, most of the time, i take a bath before bedtime and i sleep with shirt off and keep the fan on.
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• India
6 Jun 10
I too can't sleep if the room is hot, since last 10days the temp is always highter than 46 c, i have set the aircon in my bedroom at its lowest setting of 18c, but temp remains at 31c, i can sleep comfortably.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Prof
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@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
3 Jun 10
WHen it's in the day, i actually find it more easier to sleep when the weather is hot.. haha =D I guess that's the time, whereby my body is accustomed to the heat outside, and thus i feel comfortable enough to sleep, just that i will wake up sweaty.. haha =D BUt when it comes to night-time, there's no way i'm able to sleep when it's too hot, for i will be like u, tossing and turning, and by time i sleep,. it will be time to wake up too.. haha
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@coffeegurl (1467)
• United States
3 Jun 10
I seem to sweat like a pig lately. I pull the quilt over me, then I get hot, then I get cold.
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@jimmysun (401)
• China
3 Jun 10
yeah...me too...when it gets hot i can not sleep well in bed and also feel not comfortable and always wake up in the midnight and sometimes just go out of room...stay awhile... and then go back try to sleep
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@cerebellum (3863)
• United States
3 Jun 10
For some reason I seem to sleep better when it is hot! I have AC but I can't sleep with it on, I get too cold. Sometimes I will turn the ceiling fan on, and then in an hour or two I wake up and have to turn it off because I am cold again. I usually sleep with at least a sheet on me. I feel more secure. Plus I usually get cold, so it helps if there is something over me.
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@swetashah (345)
• United States
4 Jun 10
It might be a case. But you can always turn on the A/C if you feel too hot during the summer time. Or a fan. If it won't help. I guess, you might need some sleep pills to help you with. Some sleepless night, I might resort to the sleeping pill.
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
Yeah I do. I feel so sticky because of too much sweating and it's itchy too.
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@tolted (190)
3 Jun 10
Yes, like you I find it hard to sleep when it is hot. Most times I will take a shower before going to bed.
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@aquariand (464)
4 Jun 10
I have the same problem when it is too hot, I always leave my bedroom window open a little but i live rural so it's safe to do that. i wouldn't recommend it in town. Do you do that funny thing of sticking one leg out of the duvet to try and cool down ? I do but don't know why but it seems to work lol.
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@laglen (19759)
• United States
2 Jun 10
me too. Last year for my birthday, my hubby got me a memory foam bed - ahh heaven. But it holds heat I swear to about 500 degrees! When it is hot, it stays hot! This year for my birthday, he got me a between the sheets fan. It is awesome. it goes between your sheets and shoots cool air up. I love it. Only thing, they other night it was warm so I turned it on, got colder in the night and I could not figure out why I couldnt warm up! I had to actually wake up so I could turn it off. But otherwise, I love it!
@laglen (19759)
• United States
3 Jun 10
exactly! That helps.
@jugsjugs (12967)
3 Jun 10
That sounds great as i think i would love that in my bed, great for the summer.I find that during the night i wake up after a short while when i get really hot.Also it seems soo airless with the heat aswell so perhaps thats another reason why i wake up.
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• Malaysia
4 Jun 10
wow..that's a thing i got to find and use..i too having hard time to sleep at night if it is hot. nowadays, i had to sleep on the floor if the heat is too much to bear with the fan on for the whole night. but the things is, i had to get up in the middle of the night if the temperature begins to cool down.. and that really suck as i can't continue to sleep if i woke up. been having this problem since i was 18..
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@AmbiePam (85176)
• United States
4 Jun 10
I definitely have a hard time sleeping when it is hot. Excessive heat can also give me headache, and I can never sleep away headaches, so that is another thing heat related that keeps me from resting. Humidity especially is bad because everything is sticky. It's bad enough being hot, but sticky hot to boot is very unpleasant.
@AmbiePam (85176)
• United States
4 Jun 10
Hey, I'm 100!
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
2 Jun 10
I am like that all the time. I toss and turn all night, if I did not move at night I would not get any sleep. I lay for a period of time and get stiff and be come wide awake. I may sleep three to four hours at the most before having to move. Sometimes when I wake up I feel like I have been run over by a big truck.
4 Jun 10
I'm just so thankful that my husband really bought an ac for us coz i might be something like you, i will be like toss and turn all the time.. The only thing that I really hate of, is that when our area is having a brownout at night within 1 hour and that's the hardest thing that i can't really take coz you really need to use fan all the time... and you can't really sleep.. all you have to do is to wait until one hour...
@cream97 (29087)
• United States
2 Jun 10
The same here with me too. I was hot like this yesterday night. It was so hot and muggy in the rooms. So, I could not bare it. I had to put my fan on. The hot heat was just so unbearable.
@jugsjugs (12967)
3 Jun 10
I find that of a night before bed not even a bath will cool me down for long.It is not only the heat but it is also the feeling of it being soo airless aswell.
• China
3 Jun 10
Hi,there.I think sleeping when it's hot is really tough for me .Well, It alwyas has high temperature here when it's in summer.What's worse,I live on the top floor.So the high temperature afflicts me so much.Thank godness,these few days it's no so hot here but I bet that may be about to change .
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@baby_EXPO (129)
• China
3 Jun 10
yeah,I have this problem too. I almost can't asleep when it is too hot. I will get up wash my face of cold water when I can't sleep.
• Singapore
3 Jun 10
Or take a nice shower