Surviving Hot Summer Nights (without AC)

 

Temperatures are climbing and unfortunately that means hot and humid nights. Instead of turning on your air conditioner and running up your bill, consider using some of these methods:

 

  1. Stick your sheets in the freezer a few minutes before bed. While this won’t keep you cool all night long it will provide some relief.

 

  1. Take a cold shower before bed. This will bring down your body’s temperature.

 

  1. Keep your bed as close to the ground as possible (heat rises).

 

  1. For an instant cool down place ice packs or other cold compresses to your pulse points (wrists, neck, elbows, groin, ankles, and behind the knees).

 

  1. Sleep in a hammock or a cot instead. Both are free on all sides, creating more air flow.

 

Sources:

sleepfoundation.org

Photo 1 from mirror.co.uk

Photo 2 from the verge.com

Photo 3 from pinterest.com

Photo 4 from hatterashammocks.com