The Fourth of July is the noisiest US holiday there is. The loud crack and boom of fireworks pops late into the night, causing pets to cower and kids to jolt awake.
Add to that hot summer weather, some cold beers, and potentially sleeping in a tent or on an air mattress, and you have a recipe for a rough night’s sleep. Here are a few tips for coping:
Earplugs. For adults, these could be a lifesaver. If you’re at home and have little ones who can’t use earplugs, try white noise.
- Fans. A fan works as white noise and can soften the booms.
- Dark curtains. These are a must for Alaskans, they will block out the flashes of light and the midnight sun.
- Sunscreen. Nothing will keep you awake like hot, burning skin. Cover up in SPF 30 or more.
- Insect propellant. Itchy bug bites will also keep you awake at night. Use a natural repellent to keep the Alaskan mosquitoes at bay!
If you have a problem getting to sleep on any of the 365 days of the year, call Alaska Sleep Clinic for a free consultation.
Happy Birthday, America!