Yes, I am a hot sleeper. If the world plunges into an ice age then my wife will be a lucky woman. Until then, “Sorry love”. I have no idea why my body radiates so much heat, but there are things that I do to help.
Keep the fan running. I have a small fan on the floor on my side of the bed. This helps in two ways. First off, the constant flow of air is great. This helps my body cool down by exploiting the basic laws of evaporation. And secondly, because it is on the floor I don’t have to worry about my wife getting cold. We both love having the air circulated at night. However, she cools off quicker than I do.
Skin is out. Sleeping in the buff makes it easier to expose the skin to the moving air. Sticking a foot out or uncovering my chest while I sleep helps dramatically. Speaking of chest. Shaving the chest area greatly reduces the amount heat that is retained.
The last thing that I do is eat at least an hour before going to bed. When I eat my body fires up the old metabolism system and it can get like a furnace. By allowing for a digestive period, I reduce the chance of going to bed with a “hot stomach”. Another thing I do is sleep on a wedge pillow. How does this keep me cool? It help keep the digestive system going. Our digestive system relies on muscle and gravity to push everything along. Take away gravity and the digestive system is slowed and has to work harder. This leads to more heat over a longer period of time.
I have found that there are a lot of people that suffer from being a hot sleeper. These are just a few remedies that work well for me. 🙂