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? 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.

“The New York Times” even did something on it a few years ago and said it’s worth a shot. But one expert says it’s NOT a good idea. Why?

First, it’s a hassle. 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.

It also comes across as the kind of thing an INSANE person would do. So be ready to defend your decision if someone asks why your bedding is in the fridge.

But 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 breath.

Personally, I’ll just keep my A/C cranked up & set the thermostat at 62 degrees!



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