Memorial Day and the Fourth of July have been celebrated and that means it’s the official start of summer. The temperature and humidity are rising and the arguments over the thermostat will commence! There seems to be two types of personality types when it comes to creating a comfortable space temperature wise. One set loves low temperatures on the air conditioner and always feels warm, while the other needs a sweater and feels that it’s always too cold.

 If you’re unable to adjust the temperature of your air conditioner, are trying to save a bit of money on your electric bill, or are concerned about the environment, here are a few ways to stay cool this summer. Some people might try a combination of all of these great tips!

 

Drink A Lot of Cold Water

In a recent blog post about improving your well-being and in a recent press interview, Dr. Jason Loth, co-founder of SpineAlign, recommends drinking at least 75% of your body weight in ounces of water per day. Fill a few glasses or bottles of water in the morning and then put them in your refrigerator to drink throughout the day. In addition to staying cooler, drinking more water can help with everything from maximizing your physical performance to improving your skin’s complexion and helping to improve your overall health.

 

Get A Pillow With Cooling Properties

One of the best investments you can make to help with a better night’s rest is a great pillow. Did you know that your pillow can also help with keeping you cool? The SpineAlign pillow promotes airflow throughout the night for better breathability. The outer covering of the pillow is comprised of a soft polyester fabric with strips of mesh built in the sides of the pillow. The interior is filled with a CertiPUR-US­® certified shredded poly foam for improved breathability and comfort.

 

Use Cold Washrags On Your Neck Or Wrists

This tip is quick, easy, and free.  If you are feeling especially hot, particularly if you have been outside for a long time or the temperature outside is high, place a cold washrag on your wrists or drape it around your neck. This will help to cool your body because the pulse points in those areas are where blood vessels are close to the skin. The cool cloths will help to cool you down more quickly.

 

Try Bamboo Sheets

Bamboo fibers are known to naturally wick moisture and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the night. When the moisture moves away from your body to the outer surface of the bamboo fabric, it can evaporate. This moisture-wicking ability allows you to stay cool, comfy and dry. SpineAlign offers bamboo twill sheets with cooling, hypoallergenic and heat balancing benefits.

 

Close Your Window Blinds

Did you know that up to 30% of your heat can come through the windows of your home? Closing shades or curtains can help save an estimated 7% on electric bills and lower indoor temperatures by up to 20 degrees. This is especially the case with especially the case with south and west facing windows.