Wind down on summer nights with cannabis beverages.

With balmy temperatures, exciting adventures, and summer festivities, there’s nothing quite like summer nights. However, for many, summer nights also bring the challenge of increased sleep disturbances.

SleepScore estimates that Americans lose about ten minutes of sleep each night during the summer months, or over an hour each week. This sleep loss can have dramatic effects since most American adults already don’t get enough sleep.

Understanding how the season affects sleep and how to sleep better is essential for ensuring you make the most of summer fun.

How Summer Affects Sleep

Among external factors, light has the most important impact on sleep. The longer daylight hours of summer can take a toll on your internal clock, making it harder to wind down in the evening.

We’ve all woken up in the middle of the night, during the dog days of summer, sweaty and uncomfortable, unable to fall back asleep. Higher summer temperatures can disrupt the body’s ability to regulate its temperature.

Summer is also the biggest travel season in the United States, which can further worsen sleep issues. Changes in routine like vacations and altered work schedules can throw off your sleep-wake cycle.

Three people gathered by a pool drinking THC seltzer

Drinking alcohol is the kind of summer fun that can make it harder to sleep, so consider alternatives like THC drinks.

7 Tips for Sleeping Better in Summer

There’s no need to resign yourself to poor sleep in the summer. Check out these helpful summer sleep tips.

Keep Your Bedroom Cool

Summer temperatures are not ideal for sleeping comfortably. Invest in fans or air conditioning to keep your bedroom cool during warmer nights, and use breathable fabrics for bedding and sleepwear to promote airflow and prevent overheating.

Drink Less Coffee and Alcohol

Consider limiting your consumption of substances like coffee and alcohol that can make it harder to sleep. Cannabis drinks like THC seltzers are an excellent alternative to alcohol that can actually help you sleep.

Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can impair the quality of your sleep, so stay hydrated, especially in the summer heat. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, but try to avoid consuming liquids close to bedtime to prevent the disruptions of nighttime trips to the bathroom.

Stick to a Consistent Sleep Schedule

Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, even on weekends. Establishing a regular bedtime ritual helps your body recognize that it’s time to wind down, making it easier to fall asleep.

Limit Light Exposure

The longer daylight hours of summer can trigger our brains to want to stay awake longer, so it’s crucial you’re limiting light exposure before bed. Invest in blackout curtains to block out light and create a dark, sleep-conducive environment.

Try Cannabis Products

Cannabis edibles with THC, and other soothing cannabinoids may help you sleep better, soothing your mind and promoting sleep. Products like THC Sleep Gummies offer a natural way to unwind before bed. For best results, enjoy cannabis sleep gummies an hour before bedtime.

Practice Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation techniques like deep breathing or gentle stretching just before you go to bed can help calm your mind and prepare your body for sleep. Enhance the effects with soothing scents like lavender or chamomile.

Sleep Better This Summer

By understanding how the summer affects our sleep and implementing strategies to overcome summer sleep issues, you can make the most of summer nights and wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Helen Lewis

Helen Lewis

Helen Lewis is the Senior Marketing Manager at Crescent Canna. She specializes in writing about cannabis, with a focus on its health benefits. She graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in English.


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