There is a fairly cheap and definitely easy way to cool down while you sleep during the hot Southern Utah summers.

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Photo by Laith Abushaar on Unsplash
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The dragon is rising. That is how I feel every summer as the sun rises earlier and soars overhead, scorching our already parched landscape as it crosses the Southern Utah sky.

You may be tempted to move to Alaska, dig a pool in your master bedroom, or vacation every week until the heat is over. However, there are some simple things you can do to survive.

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Photo by Rod Long on Unsplash
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Some of the most often overlooked solutions are the simplest. For example, a cooling comforter can be a lifesaver for sleeping. Now, I'm not claiming that they are so effective that you won't have to use your air conditioning, but they can give you that cozy feeling of bedding without smothering you.

Here is a list of cooling comforters that you might want to consider. Note that all of these options are natural, cooling you with fabrics and filler. As you explore electronic options of cooling comforters, you will enter a whole new level of nightly cooling.

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Photo by Patrik Velich on Unsplash
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I had one that was so comfortable I considered sewing it into a sweater that could cool me throughout the day. The downside would have been an extension cord trailing me wherever I go.

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So, take a look around and see if cooling comforters might give you an extra edge in the battle against the sun this year. There is nothing quite like feeling refreshed after a cool night during the hot summer days.

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