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How To Get A Good Nights Sleep On The Hottest Day Of The Year

James Wilson, known as The Sleep Geek, is one of the UK’s leading sleep behaviour experts, helping people nationwide to solve their sleep issues. As well as assisting people to sleep better, James’ Sleep Lab works alongside household companies such as the NHS and Coca-Cola in producing products, services and environments to ensure everyone can get the sleep they deserve.

With over 95% of people suffering with insomnia reporting low energy levels and over 75% of these experiencing poor concentration at work, James and his unrivalled Sleep Lab are more in demand than ever!

Having suffered from insomnia from a young age, and confused by the support on offer from the medical profession and Sleep Experts at the time, James decided to tackle the problem hands-on in his late twenties by training as a sleep practitioner. This, along with his personal experience with poor sleep, gave him a unique insight in helping people to solve their sleep issues, and so The Sleep Geek was born. Working closely with his clients, James provides a clear and concise programme which is individually tailored to their personal needs (suitable for teenagers and adults). He also offers an informative sleep guide to help parents with younger children too.

With poor sleep costing the UK economy £40bn a year, James and The Sleep Lab team aim to improve the way society deals with sleep issues and in 2017 they launched their ‘Sleep Better’ corporate offering. From big to small, they work with some of the country’s most successful companies to develop products and services to solve their employees’ sleep issues. This includes training staff to help team members who have sleep problems, educating people to create the perfect environment to sleep in, and offering advice on how to access the best medical treatment to those who may need it. Their mission is to help the world to sleep better by encouraging the individual to understand their personal sleep habits and the small changes and techniques they can make to improve these – the Sleep Lab is pioneering for poor sleepers, challenges brands’ integrity and gives consumers the knowledge they need to purchase the right products for them.

Over the years James aka The Sleep Geek has attracted an ever-growing and loyal customer base, from the public, to press, to organisations and sports teams alike. His superior and unrivalled Sleep Lab service has allowed James to be regarded as one of the most popular and sought-after sleep experts in the UK. As the health and wellbeing industry booms, his positive influence in this sector only continues to grow.

James Wilson, Sleep Expert and Founder of The Sleep Lab comments:

“With around 1 in 3 people struggling with poor sleep, I have developed an offering that helps these people to understand their sleeping routine and what behavioural and environmental changes they can make to get better sleep. My approach is unique, in that it considers an individual's lifestyle to help them decide what sustainable changes they can make, and its success can be seen in the thousands of people I work with whose lives have been changed from improving their sleep.”

Here are the top tips on how to get a good nights sleep during the hot weather;

1. Ensure there is a good airflow through the house. Open windows on both sides to allow the air to pass through.

2. Close blinds and curtains in rooms that are exposed to direct sunlight. The shade will help the room stay cooler.

3. Have a lukewarm bath or shower before bed to encourage your core temperature to drop, or alternatively put lukewarm water in a hot water bottle and place the soles of your feet on it.

4. If using a fan, place a bowl of chilled water in front of it to cool the stream of air it's pushing around the room.

5. Don’t put bedding or pyjamas in the fridge-freezer, funnily enough some people do this (although who has a freezer big enough to put a duvet in?). It will add more moisture to your sleep environment and that moisture will heat up and make you even warmer.

6. If you are using  a cotton sheet ensure it is as low a thread count as possible as the higher the thread count, the less breathable it is. Cotton is ok in hot weather, although it isn’t that great at wicking the moisture away; I would suggest using bamboo. It has longer fibres so breaths better and doesn’t lint so people with skin conditions are not as aggravated – it is also lighter on the body​.

7. Finally don’t worry too much about it. The biggest thing that prevent us sleeping in hot weather is the thought of “I am too hot to sleep”. My advice would be to suck it up, accept that you might not sleep quite as well, but that it will probably be over in a couple of days and your body will more than likely make up for the poor sleep by giving you better quality sleep once the temperature drops

For more information on James Wilson aka The Sleep Geek please visit


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