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People Swear By This Water Bottle Hack For Sleeping In The Heatwave

People Swear By This Water Bottle Hack For Sleeping In The Heatwave

Here's something the entirety of the UK has learnt this week: trying to sleep in a heatwave SUCKS.

Despite freezing our sheets, sleeping basically starkers and having five fans pointed inches from our bed at all times, trying to get some shut-eye in 30 degree heat is painful AF.

The struggle has been so real that #cantsleep has been trending on Twitter overnight. It's no joke - but luckily we have discovered another hack that *might* help us get a precious few hours.

Twitter user James Uscroft shared the 'cold water bottle hack' on the social media site and it seems pretty smart.

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Flipping the normal usage for a hot water bottle on its head (to keep us warm on those cold winter nights), the trick basically sees your standard hottie filled with cold water instead and popped in the fridge or freezer for a few hours.

Come bed time, you have a nice cold bottle to cuddle up to and help cool you down.

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Sounds genius is you ask us!

Tyla tapped James Wilson - aka The Sleep Geek - to find out if he'd recommend the trick. Interestingly, James thinks you should avoid making your water bottle too cold so you're able to slip into a comfortable sleep.

"Hot water bottles can be your friend in terms of getting better sleep during this hot weather, but the water should be lukewarm rather than cold," he explains. "If something is really cold it will shock us and put our body into an awake mode (think about how you would feel if you jumped into a cold bath)."

Just fill up your standard hot water bottle with cold or lukewarm water (Credit: Shutterstock)
Just fill up your standard hot water bottle with cold or lukewarm water (Credit: Shutterstock)
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James advises: "Instead, in the hour before bed fill the hot water bottle with lukewarm water, place your bare feet upon it, and your body will have a little rise in core temperature and then it will cool down (very much like having a warm bath or shower) and this will help you fall asleep and stay asleep."

Lukewarm, cold or freezing, we guess the temperature of your hottie depends on personal preference. Our advice? Do whatever is comfortable for you.

Sweet dreams!

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Topics: Hack, Life News, Life

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.