Friday, August 7, 2015

The Dog Days Of Summer

Here we are in the "Dog Days" of summer. 
Named for the sunrise viewing of Sirius, the dog star 
within the constellation Canis Major.  
These late summer days can be sweeter than heaven, and yet hotter than hell.

I have been invited by to compile my own list of summer sleeping essentials. 
 Here are my MUST HAVES for sweet dreams on hot summer nights.


My favorite way to beat the heat is to have a soak in cool water.
  Take 2 cups epsom salt and 1 cup baking soda, add bergamot oil and chamomile flowers, 
or eucalyptus and rose petals for a refreshing way to end the day. 

Next, get the air moving! 
Open the windows and get an awesome fan. 
I prefer the look and power of a classic vintage fan. They just don't make them like this anymore! 
If you have kids or clumsy adults around, you can always paint a safer modern fan to look more "vintage". 
In my option, bronze and matte black are always a classic combination. 

We humans are about 75% water. 
Staying hydrated is key to staying cool and healthy during the summer months. 
Freezing fruit or herbs in ice trays is a great way to add flavor to water and stay refreshed. 
Top off you glass with H2O or coconut water, rather than soda or alcohol, in order to avoid dehydration.

 Still too warm to sleep? 
Try wetting a cotton top sheet and wring dry, so that it is damp but not dripping.
The moisture will help keep you cooler during long hot summer nights.

I hope these summer sleep essentials help you to find sweet dreams.