29 Jun '11, 6pm

Tips for a cool night’s sleep

Tips for a cool night’s sleep

• Use 100% cotton bedding, preferably the crisp vintage kind. • Wear loose cotton PJs, or none at all. • Take a quick cool shower before bed. • Fill a bucket of cold water to dip my (clean) feet into periodically throughout the night (and to water the garden with in the morning). • Wet washcloths or hand towels with cold water and drape them over the hot spots. (Does anyone else's lower back seem to emit an inordinate amount of heat?) Recharge the cloths in that bedside bucket of water. • Keep widows open and unobstructed. I will sacrifice the privacy of curtains for max air flow on the hottest nights. • Bring on the fans. I actually subbed out an overhead light in the bedroom for a simple stainless steel fan. As hard as it is to navigate the room in the PM, I certainly do not regret the decision! • Floor-fan fort: Okay, this is a bit ridiculous, but on one of the hottest ...

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