Why you shouldn’t sleep naked during a heatwave

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Experts warn that sleeping in the nude will make you hotter than sleeping in pyjamas. (Photo: Getty)
Experts warn that sleeping in the nude will make you hotter than sleeping in pyjamas. (Photo: Getty)
Caroline AllenContributor

As the UK steels itself for this week’s forecast heatwave, many of us are already worried about how our sleep will be affected.

The predicted highs of 33C will bring hot nights and, considering very few UK homes have air conditioning, an uncomfortable environment for sleeping.

There are numerous hacks that do the rounds each heatwave (frozen pillows, frozen hot water bottles, not opening the curtains or windows during the day… we’ve tried them all) but there’s one thing experts reckon we absolutely shouldn’t be doing: sleeping naked.

Sleeping sans clothes might seem like a good idea, but experts suggest it actually makes you hotter.

READ MORE: Keeping babies cool during a heatwave

“Sleeping naked always seems to be the answer for most people when it comes to uninterrupted sleep in the heat, but this is a myth,” Christabel Majendie, resident sleep expert at Naturalmat reveals.

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