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Old 02.08.2011, 16:35
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question for cohabitating couples

How do people sleep with their significant other when it is so bloody hot? I can imagine separate beds are in order and the sounds of "get the frack off of me!!!!" permeate the silence.
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Old 02.08.2011, 16:36
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

Ceiling fan. Wide bed.
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Old 02.08.2011, 16:37
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Ceiling fan. Wide bed.
Birthday suit.
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Ceiling fan. Wide bed.
Damn. I'm going to have to call the electrician back.
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

Separate Summer Holidays.
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Old 02.08.2011, 16:40
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

We use a standing/floor fan placed in front of the window that is directed above our bed (and not directly at us), so that the cooled air will sink down towards us.

Also, since I cannot sleep without a blanket, I use only a thin, flat top sheet (which I buy from the US) . 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.
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

Better still, air con (even if it's a portable unit).
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

copious amounts of alcohol
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

Windows and bedroom doors open, let the air move. (or the fan.... but fresh air is best)

Keep a wet towel beside the bed, and water to drink.

Nudity, sleeping on top of a 'wide bed' (as previously mentioned are also the best to help regulate body temp.


I haven't actually had a 'hot' night here (temperature related ) yet, but these are the best tips a Queenslander can offer when there's no air-condy

oh, and make sure you drink water WELL before you go to sleep (so you don't get the bloated gus feeling).
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

I get the sleep on the couch.
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Keep a wet towel beside the bed
What do you with the wet towel?
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What do you with the wet towel?
i think it's some prison ritual.
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

We now have the ultimate luxury, after 41 years together - 1 double bed each, side by side, 140cm each - brilliant. + of course live at 950m so sleep with both windows open (wooden shutters closed) and a through drought with the hall.
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Better still, air con (even if it's a portable unit).

Also, if you can't get your hands on an air conditioning system of some sort....... this was my great grandma's trick:

The air has to be dry (not humid)....... but simple evaporative cooling will do the trick.

face your fan "into / and over" a bowl of water, faced in your direction.


If you have one of those 'indoor clothes racks', wring out some old wet towels and blow the fan 'through the hanging wet towels.
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What do you with the wet towel?

wipe your face down


Generally if it's so hot and you can't sleep, your skin is super hot.

the wet towel is cooler, and then the remaining moisture cools further as it evaporates off your face.



If you've had still nights over 30 degrees you'll know what I'm talking about.
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

big bed. separate duvets if necessary.
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big bed. separate duvets if necessary.
That's the European way anyway, isn't it?
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wipe your face down


Generally if it's so hot and you can't sleep, your skin is super hot.

the wet towel is cooler, and then the remaining moisture cools further as it evaporates off your face.



If you've had still nights over 30 degrees you'll know what I'm talking about.
Uh ok. I have, hence the aircon!
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Old 02.08.2011, 17:00
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That's the European way anyway, isn't it?
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...
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Re: question for cohabitating couples

We're married so I just push my husband and I have a fan right next to my behind...
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