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Old 02.08.2011, 17:03
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no idea. i started doing it when she insisted on having the stupid thickest winter duck down duvet all through summer i sometimes think that women have no working circulatory system...
It's our hormones. However, the two duvets (single) idea works very well, I find.
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Uh ok. I have, hence the aircon!
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However, if the OP had aircon....... we wouldn't have this thread.

Aircon is the only way forward.





I actually LOVE hot nights


Winter drives me insane, I can't wake up (I know how bears feel now)
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Old 02.08.2011, 17:04
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copious amounts of alcohol
um... I didn't ask how you stand to look at each other or breathe the same air.

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Old 02.08.2011, 17:07
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Definitely 2 separate SUMMER duvets. For me Air Con is a nightmare because of the noise and hum which I absolutely hate.

And anyway, as a Romande, 'air con' is really not recommended

(avoir l'air con = to look like a twit with vowel change!)
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Old 02.08.2011, 17:16
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

Plus, if we all had air con, well, up goes our energy consumption and we're back to the old "maybe we need nuclear power after all".

I still use a duvet but I have the kind that tacks together to be one winter duvet or two summer ones. Perfect. Keep the blinds down during the day after having the windows open early in the morning when it's still cool - that way your home doesn't get so hot in the first place.
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Old 02.08.2011, 17:18
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Plus, if we all had air con, well, up goes our energy consumption and we're back to the old "maybe we need nuclear power after all".

I still use a duvet but I have the kind that tacks together to be one winter duvet or two summer ones. Perfect. Keep the blinds down during the day after having the windows open early in the morning when it's still cool - that way your home doesn't get so hot in the first place.
In our appartment which is in a very old building, the worst you can do is open the windows, the warm air being the greatest enemy. We keep everything closed all day and the appartment is absolutely fine. It took my former wife to be (now Mrs G) a while to get this but after a few sweltering nights she understood.
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Hence the "open early in the morning", I lived in an old apartment too for ten years and if you miss that moment in the morning, you are definitely better off keeping marinating in last night's air...
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Hence the "open early in the morning", I lived in an old apartment too for ten years and if you miss that moment in the morning, you are definitely better off keeping marinating in last night's air...
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We're married so I just push my husband and I have a fan right next to my behind...
...... just saying




I still think (in the absence of Air conditioning) that air movement is the key.
Move the moist air away from your body and your skin naturally cools itself.
(remaining hydrated is equally as important to make this work though)

Each to their own with how to handle the temperature of an individual building.... each to their own.
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Old 02.08.2011, 17:32
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

Summer duvets, winter duvets, 1st-through-the-23rd-of-October duvets, pah. If it's too warm for a duvet then it's too warm for a summer duvet either. Cover up with a sheet or, if you must, an empty duvet cover.

Other than that - cool showers before bed; cool showers again before going to sleep. Works for us.

On really hot nights we sometimes have a fan running in the house (can be in the next room even, it just helps keep a bit of air moving so that the windows will pull in the cool night air.)
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If cohabiting couples don't know what to do on hot sultry nights, then they have been in CH for too long.

In the absence of AC or a fan, keep all doors and windows open, then have a cold shower. If you are too lazy too take a cold shower, then there are some cooling gels- apply and waft the sheet, to aid evaporation. Alternatively get your partner to fan or blow on you. Or you can blow on yourself. When I burn my finger then I find it helps to lick and blow to aid evaporation.

I haven't tried ice packs or wet towels- or the Swiss vinegar socks method.

Don't sleep on a memory foam mattress without a cotton buffer

Elizabeth Taylor has some suggestions in the first few minutes.

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Re: question for cohabitating couples

king size bed. Im also 2 m tall so it doesnt make it any better for her.....She goes to bed several hours before me normally so she is sound asleep....but I can be quit as I want she will always wake up and grump .

Then there is also Tank (chihuahua) who sneaks in in the middle of the night insisting to keep my feet even warmer
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Alternatively get your partner to fan or blow on you.
HOPPY !!!!

With your recent posts (in another thread) about 'controlling' men, and another string suggesting that Swiss men are Egyptians or something.............

....... Are you Cleopatra?
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

Mostly I just spend the summer sleep-deprived and really, really grumpy.


Fortunately here in Switzerland summer only lasts a week or so.





(Tip for all you youngsters: it is best to discuss room temperature compatibility before considering cohabitation. )
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Up in the mountains it always cools down at night - perfect. I just HATE to sleep with windows closed- mind you I open bedroom window even when -20C. It's in the genes.
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If cohabiting couples don't know what to do on hot sultry nights, then they have been in CH for too long.

In the absence of AC or a fan, keep all doors and windows open, then have a cold shower. If you are too lazy too take a cold shower, then there are some cooling gels- apply and waft the sheet, to aid evaporation. Alternatively get your partner to fan or blow on you. Or you can blow on yourself. When I burn my finger then I find it helps to lick and blow to aid evaporation.

I haven't tried ice packs or wet towels- or the Swiss vinegar socks method.

Don't sleep on a memory foam mattress without a cotton buffer

Elizabeth Taylor has some suggestions in the first few minutes.
having your partner lick and blow you? not sure if that would make you cooler...
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

Regarding hot summer nights. Just found out why our Nebenkosten has been higher the last two years and why the summer nights have been so warm in our bedroom. They changed something in the heating/water system that interferes with running the boiler on the Summer setting...hot water running through the building all year.

The last few weeks it's been cool enought to warrant closing the window to the tilt option and in doing just that, the temp increases 1 degree in about 30 minutes. The room goes from 18c to 25c overnight with the nightime temps of 13c-15c. There is actually a warm spot in the floor at the foot of our bed that I hadn't noticed as it had been covered by the dogbed.

Lucky us, pay more and suffer more too!
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Time to get in touch with landlord or agent - try to get some of the other tenants on board. And if it fails, ask Asloca- don't put up, shut up and boil dry.
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

Bottles of water either side of bed, taken out of fridge before going to bed. Sheet covering. Bedroom door open and windows in other rooms open. tend not to have bedroom window open too much, as sometimes causes draft. Prefer larger bed, but bed size makes little difference, comfortable yes please, otherwise back ache etc.
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

I get the bed to myself, she gets a cab home. Some of these taxis have heating I'm led to believe. Is it my problem.....?
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

Replace the duvet with separate, slightly damp towels. If it doesn't turn chilly again around 3 in the morning, you get a good night of sleep. Otherwise, a very sexy low voice for the rest of the week.
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