Unwind and Unplug: Creating the Perfect Sleep Environment for Summer Vacations

Unwind and Unplug: Creating the Perfect Sleep Environment for Summer Vacations

Written by Aery Living

Summer often means staycations, jet setting, long days, juggling daycare with the kids and time spent exploring. As the sun-soaked days of summer unfold, many of us often find our calendars booked within the blink of an eye. Whether you're off to a tropical paradise or a cosy cabin in the woods, one thing remains constant: the importance of a good night's sleep. Join us as we explore how to craft the ideal sleep environment for your summer escapades, ensuring you wake up refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the day!

1. Embrace the Breezy Vibes:

When summer nights roll in, it's all about harnessing the natural cooling power of the outdoors. Open those windows and let the gentle breeze flow through your space. Not only does this help regulate temperature, but the soothing sounds of nature might just lull you into dreamland faster than you think.

2. Dim the Lights:

Creating a restful sleep environment involves setting the right mood, even during your vacation. Opt for softer, warmer lighting in the evenings. String lights or even a few well-placed candles in travel size can transform your space into a tranquil haven, signalling to your brain that it's time to wind down.

3. Unplug from Screens:

We get it – that urge to scroll through your social media feed one last time before bed is real. However, the blue light emitted by screens can interfere with your body's production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. Try unplugging from devices at least an hour before bedtime to give your brain a chance to transition into sleep mode.

4. Optimise Your Sleep Surface:
Don't underestimate the power of a comfortable mattress and pillows. Whether you're sleeping under the stars or in a cosy hotel room, make sure your sleep surface provides the support your body needs. If you're camping, invest in a high-quality sleeping pad or mattress to cushion your body and enhance your sleep quality.

5. White Noise Magic:

Summer nights can bring with them a symphony of sounds – crickets, frogs, and distant waves crashing on the shore. If these sounds are music to your ears, great! If not, consider using a white noise machine or a sleep app that offers soothing background sounds to drown out any unwanted disturbances, or even a pair of earplugs.

6. Lightweight Pyjamas for Breathability:

As temperatures rise during summer nights, choosing the right sleepwear becomes crucial. Opt for lightweight, breathable pyjamas made from natural materials. This ensures you stay cool and comfortable throughout the night, allowing your body to regulate its temperature effectively. Fable & Eve's collections are made from a blend of cotton and model materials. Modal is a bio-based fabric that is made from spinning beech tree cellulose, creating a super soft ultra-breathable material - perfect for summer.

7. Enjoy the Power of Fragrance:

Scents have a powerful impact on our mood and relaxation levels. Consider bringing along a travel-sized pillow spray or travel candle to infuse your sleep space with soothing fragrances like lavender or chamomile. The gentle scent can help create a calming atmosphere that promotes better sleep.

8. Pack Your Favourite Sleep Accessories:

Whether it's your trusty sleep mask, a soft blanket, or even a small, portable fan, don't hesitate to pack the sleep accessories that help you feel comfortable, cool and secure. Familiar items from home can provide a sense of comfort and make your sleep environment feel more inviting.

9. Mindful Bedtime Routine:

Wind down with a bedtime routine that signals to your body that it's time to relax. Whether it's sipping on a cup of chamomile tea, reading a chapter of a book, or practising a few minutes of meditation, these rituals can help ease your mind and prepare you for a restful sleep.

As you venture on your summer holiday adventures, remember that quality sleep is an essential part of the experience. By creating a sleep environment that embraces the spirit of relaxation, you'll be able to fully savour each moment of your getaway. So, dim those lights, unplug from screens, and let the gentle breeze carry you into dreamland. Here's to unforgettable adventures and nights filled with sweet dreams!