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Talking about temperature is common, and we’re likely to do it often throughout the day. From the moment you wake up to the moment your head hits the pillow at night, our bodies crave thermal comfort. But the problem arises when temperature starts to negatively affect our daily routine, holding us back from living the lifestyle we love.

Let’s take a look at some of the common scenarios where this can happen everyday and what you can do about it.

Scenario 1: Another sleepless night

The thermal environment is one of the biggest factors that can affect how well we sleep. It affects how you get to sleep, whether you can stay asleep for the full recommended 7-9 hours and how you feel when you wake up.

Sleep Problems

  • Having trouble falling asleep

  • Constantly waking up during the night

  • Waking up soaked in sweat

Sleep Solutions

Whether you can relate to one or a combination of the below, maintaining thermal comfort while you sleep is possible.

  • Bedding & Sleepwear Choose natural fibres that keep you cool and breath easy like linen and cotton. Here’s an extremely detailed guide to the best fabrics for bedding and sleepwear.

  • Sleep Preparation Take a warm bath or shower before you go to bed. This helps your body regulate the ideal temperature for sleep. Your body temperature may spike however it will cool down as soon as you towel off. If you have a really hot shower, it can take your body 60 - 90 minutes to cool down so bear that in mind. Cold showers before bed are more likely to stimulate you and keep you alert, which is why cooler showers in the morning can be beneficial.

  • Adjusting the thermostat When you sleep, your brain stops working to regulate your body temperature, therefore the external environment’s temperature can benefit or hinder your sleep. Therefore, making sure that the thermostat is set to a comfortable temperature (between 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit) is essential.

Tried these already? Don’t worry, we’ve got some other solutions up our sleeves!

  • Temperature Controlled Bedding: For a more relaxed sleep experience you might like to try the ChiliPad™ Cube. It’s a mattress pad with a cooling and heating temperature control system. You can get a single zone or a dual zone which means you and your partner can choose your own ideal temperature!

  • Cooling Body Pads: If you’re looking for something similar to the ChiliPad™ Cube but it doesn’t quite fit the budget right now, then you should try the ChiliGel™ Body Pad as a cheaper alternative. The soothing cooling gel in these pads keep you cool for 3-5 hours, helping you get to sleep more comfortably.  

[Read more: Meet the Chilipad Innovators!]

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Scenario 2: Commuting to and from work

There’s nothing worse than sitting on a packed subway ride with no air flow and everyone’s body heat competing against the dodgy air conditioning. On the flip side, battling with freezing cold temperatures that turn your nose and digits all achy and red.

Problems

  • You feel unmotivated and lethargic

  • You become irritable and moody

  • Overheating or freezing cold from not wearing the right gear

  • You become unhappy

Solutions

We can’t control the weather conditions, but there are solutions that can help protect you from the elements and have some control over your core body temperature when you commute.

  • Heated Socks: The toes are the furthest part of the body from your heart, which means they are the last body part to receive warm blood circulation. Treat your cold toes to some Tread Heated Socks that can keep the feet warm for up to 12 hours, which can hopefully keep your feet comfortable during commute time and working hours.

  • Cooling Sports Vests: If you’re cycling to work, this vest can be worn under clothing or as a sports top.  

handling summer and winter commutes

Scenario 3: Temperature battles at Work  

Whether you’re in construction, mining, mail delivery, in grocery cold stores or in an office, it’s so important that you are safely working at a comfortable temperature.

Problems

  • Not being able to type properly because you have icy cold fingers

  • Not feeling productive when you’re too cold or overheating and becoming irritable

  • Bickering with co-workers over the thermostat

Solutions

  • Cooling Gear: You may want to check out the Hyperkewl™ evaporative cooling deluxe neckband. This would be perfect for those who work in hot environments at work as you can pop this on under your uniform and it provides you cooling relief for up to 10 hours.

  • Wearable ‘Temperaturology’: Not exactly a coined term, but we’re going with it because the Embr Wave Bracelet is a new technology gadget you should add to your wish list. Especially, if you like the shot of an instant shot of thermal relief (hot or cold).

[You might also be interested in: Case Study: How the Embr Wave Bracelet is Transforming Office Comfort]

Temperature battles at work

Scenario 4: Weekend Activities and Sports

Whether you’re at your child’s weekend football match or enjoying an action-packed ski weekend, you should never feel like you need to make a compromise on getting out there and being active because of the temperature.

Problems

  • Parents standing and shivering on the sidelines while your kids play sport

  • Dreading the icy chairlift ride up the mountain

  • Avoiding a run, hike or something you enjoy just because of temperature

Solutions

  • Heated Jacket: For those icy cold mornings and days when you’re cheering from the sidelines and pacing up and down just won’t cut it. Nor does the blanket you’ve placed on your lap and wrapped around your legs. This heated jacked by Kelvin Coats has five heating zones with three temperature settings.

  • Cooling Towel: The activated Cool Towel Pro has multiple uses. It’s a great one to cool down after strenuous exercise, but also when you’re spectating for hours on the sidelines with limited shade.

Solutions for watching kids activities and sports during the cold or heat

Cold and heat intolerances present themselves in multiple scenarios of our everyday lives. The good news is that there are plenty of personal comfort solutions that can help in scenarios like these. Despite this, there is still a greater need to build awareness that these kinds of solutions do actually exist.

If you or someone you know has experienced these kinds of heat or cold intolerances on a daily basis, then do yourself and them a favour by subscribing to Uthermic.com. Because it’s possible to live your life without feeling restricted by temperature.


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