Should You Put Your Sheets in the Freezer to Stay Cool at Night?
Do people really do this in summer, or is it just internet nonsense?
Weather can really heat up sometimes here in the Berkshires so how do you keep cool on those hot summer nights?
A bunch of websites claim you can beat the heat and get to sleep faster by leaving your sheets in the freezer for 30 minutes before bed.
First, it's a hassle you are usually tired before bed. You have to take your frozen sheets out of the freezer and put them on right before bed. So that's a lot of bed-making if you do it every time it's hot out.
Be ready to defend your decision if someone asks why your bedding is in the fridge.
The main reason is it doesn't really work that well. Yes, your bed might be nice and chilly at first. But it won't last long. And it can make your sheets slightly moist.
While they're in the freezer, they'll pull a tiny bit of moisture from the air. It can even happen if they're in a bag, so you'd almost need to vacuum seal them. And once they heat up, the added moisture will actually make you hotter.
He says a better idea is to use a fan, or buy different sheets with as low of a thread count as possible. The lower the thread count, the more they'll breathe.
Some people swear the frozen sheets thing is worth it though. If you have done this or maybe you want to give it a shot and tell us what happens.