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What do you with the wet towel?
This works really well.. If you're too hot, use a damp/wet towel on your face, arms, midriff and legs and then turn on the fan, your body cools down pleasantly and it's much easier to sleep.

It's a blessing if you have a sunburn too.... ouch !

.... keep the window open, and get fussy if it's closed !
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I'm impressed: two days of reasonably warm weather and the first 'rant' pops up.
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Old 03.08.2011, 00:29
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We find that sweating profusely and then bitching about it works for us.
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

When six-foot Mr Phoenix is sprawled across the king-sized bed, I'm left with only two choices: lie there and suffocate to death or sleep on the tiled floor. It's a bit hardcore (no pun intended!) but it works at keeping me cool and sorts out my back.
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Old 03.08.2011, 00:44
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

Spend 2 months in Riyadh without airconditioning at night. Never have another night in your life when you feel too warm.
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Old 03.08.2011, 02:40
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

Ok im weird. I can only sleep when im covered up to my nose with a duvet and im using the same one all year round. More than that, i have OH hugging me as we sleep. He doent need to be covered with the duvet so im like a sausage when im asleep

If you ignore the fact that i wake up sweating and i need at least a litre of water at night (and imagine the toilet breaks!) i can say that im happy.

Cant sleep any other way. Tried it, didnt work
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Ok im weird. I can only sleep when im covered up to my nose with a duvet and im using the same one all year round. More than that, i have OH hugging me as we sleep. He doent need to be covered with the duvet so im like a sausage when im asleep

If you ignore the fact that i wake up sweating and i need at least a litre of water at night (and imagine the toilet breaks!) i can say that im happy.

Cant sleep any other way. Tried it, didnt work
Snug as a bug, piggly in the blanket, - just so cute
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Old 03.08.2011, 03:03
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If you ignore the fact that i wake up sweating and i need at least a litre of water at night (and imagine the toilet breaks!) i can say that im happy.
gross.
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Old 03.08.2011, 07:54
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

Oh my.. That doesn't sound too comfy..
Much prefer a cool, gentle breeze and quiet, dark room.
I love old buildings with really thick walls (keeps the temperature cool) windows opened and the shutters closed.
I'm the complete opposite of you gata.. I don't want to be hugged when I'm sleeping. It's got nothing to do with love, and everything to do with spaaaaace, nice personal space to breathe and relax enough to fall into a deep sleep

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Ok im weird. I can only sleep when im covered up to my nose with a duvet and im using the same one all year round. More than that, i have OH hugging me as we sleep. He doent need to be covered with the duvet so im like a sausage when im asleep

If you ignore the fact that i wake up sweating and i need at least a litre of water at night (and imagine the toilet breaks!) i can say that im happy.

Cant sleep any other way. Tried it, didnt work
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not to have bedroom window open too much, as sometimes causes draft.
OK... that's another question. What is it with Europeans and avoiding drafts?

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Phil, you don't wake up sweating and in need of toilet breaks?
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you don't wake up sweating and in need of toilet breaks?
If you do, you should really get your blood sugar checked.
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I just don't understand how anyone can sleep with something as thick as a duvet in the Summer, and it seems that all the thin summer blankets sold here are too small to cover the entire bed.
I am the one who sleep with a duvet all year long . I just can't sleep without a duvet... thin sheet simply won't do it for me, unfortunately
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thin sheet simply won't do it for me, unfortunately
Whatever gets you going...
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If you do, you should really get your blood sugar checked.
...and the prostate.
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

Naked as the day I was born, avoid contact, very big bed....cant handle the windows being open as a 6ft 1 softie I am afraid of bugs of any description
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Naked as the day I was born, avoid contact, very big bed....cant handle the windows being open as a 6ft 1 softie I am afraid of bugs of any description
Did you just say "6 foot 1 naked rugby player"? Gosh, it IS hot in here...
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you don't wake up sweating and in need of toilet breaks?
wtf? dude, get some professional medical advice
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Did you just say "6 foot 1 naked rugby player"? Gosh, it IS hot in here...
He's a softie
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This works really well.. If you're too hot, use a damp/wet towel on your face, arms, midriff and legs and then turn on the fan, your body cools down pleasantly and it's much easier to sleep.

It's a blessing if you have a sunburn too.... ouch !

.... keep the window open, and get fussy if it's closed !
I have pulled on of my rib heads out again, so I put muscle rub on forgetting that I had really bad sunburn, the sunburn was in the double bubble blister category It is very difficult to blow on your own back.

I wonder if ice packs in the bed work? When my husband had ACL surgery they gave him a cooling bag that pumped cold water around. I wonder if it would work in a water mattress or duvet?
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

On a seriously hot night - a fan and the spray bottle I use to do the ironing.

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Birthday suit.
This. Even in winter. Just turn up or down the thermostat as necessary and add more or less layers. Thank goodness we brought our 'traditional' Aussie sheet sets with us, that include the top sheet!

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - great movie! RIP Liz.
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