5 ways TO BEAT THE HEAT
1. TRY IT TEPID
Stay cool by drinking tepid water. A glass of water clinking with ice cubes might cool your body quickly, but it will constrict blood vessels and send signals to retain heat, rather than dissipate it.
2. KEEP A COOL HEAD
Overheating during the night can interfere with your sleep, but finding that blissful cold spot on the pillow is made easy with a Lorraine Lee gel pillow pad, $39. Just place the pad directly under the pillowcase to disperse heat away from your head during the night.
3. USE A FAN AT NIGHT
Choose one with variable speeds, so you can cool your room down quickly when you go to bed, but leave it on a quiet setting through the night. Try the Dyson AM07 Tower Fan, $649. Stand a two-litre bottle of frozen water in front of it for instant air-conditioning.
4. COOL YOUR PULSE POINTS
When you’re fit to boil, the quickest way to refresh yourself is to hold both wrists, with your palms facing upwards, under tepid water for a few minutes.
5. AND BREATHE
Controlling your breathing can help you cool down. Pregnancy yoga classes are the ideal places to master the basics. If you’d rather learn at home, try out the free online classes at www.stretchandglow.com.au.