Does sweat have you practically glued to the sheets? There are few things worse than trying to catch some shut-eye (or even just relax!) in an incredibly hot, sticky room. But brutal summer temps are unavoidable for most of us at some point in the year. So how to cool down a room without AC?
Try out these to stay cool!
- Stick to satin, silk, or polyester sheets for cooler nights, they are breathable and excellent for promoting ventilation and airflow in the bedroom.
- A cold shower takes on a whole new meaning come summertime. Rinsing off brings down the core body temperature and rinses off sweat so you can hit the hay feeling cool and clean.
- Hot air rises, so set up your bed, hammock, or cot as close to the ground as possible to beat the heat. In a one-story home, that means hauling the mattress down from a sleeping loft or high bed and putting it on the floor. If you live in a multi-floor house or apartment, sleep on the ground floor or in the basement instead of an upper story.
- Summer is not the time to whip up a piping hot casserole or roast chicken. Instead, chow down on cool, room-temperature dishes (salads are clutch) to avoid generating any more heat in the house. If hot food is in order, fire up the grill instead of turning on the oven. And swap big meals for smaller, lighter dinners that are easier to metabolize. The body produces more heat after you chow down on a huge steak than a platter of fruits, veggies, and legumes.
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