Trying to sleep in a hot house because your air conditioner is broke?

@SusanLee (1920)
United States
June 1, 2008 10:09am CST
I learned this little tip from my sister. If your AC is on the blink and you can't sleep because it's too hot. Throw the sheet you sleep under into the washing machine and put it on the rinse cycle. Put it on the bed, turn the fan on you and crawl under the sheet. Any other tips for people suffering from the heat because a broke AC?
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@borgborg (821)
• Philippines
2 Jun 08
i think i can't sleep when i'm feeling something wet. anyway, you can also get a bucket of ice & place it in front of the fan. this will only work for an hour or two but at least you'll get cold air.
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@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
3 Jun 08
If it's 80 degrees at night, and the humidity is as high as it can go, you might be surprized at what you can do to get a little sleep lol
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@borgborg (821)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
i think i get your point. hehe.
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@luvstochat (6916)
• United States
1 Jun 08
Get yourself a bucket and fill it with water then get a fan and place the bucket in front of the fan then turn the fan on so the air will first go over the bucket then blow on you where you are sleeping you will have some nice cool air on you that is until the ice melts.
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@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
3 Jun 08
That is a real good idea too. I wish I had known all these tips about ten years ago when we had one of the hottest summers on record and our AC when out.
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@sjlg01 (46)
• United States
1 Jun 08
take a hot shower before you get into bed it will be a little cooler when you get out the shower and that will make it a little easier to go to sleep
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@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
3 Jun 08
I can see where that might would make sence. But when it's 80 degrees and night and the humidity is as high as it can go. I don't think a hot shower would really help. I would come quicker to sleeping in the bath tub in cool water.
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@smacksman (6076)
1 Jun 08
Works best if it is a dry heat then the water in the sheet will evaporate and cool you down. Not so good in humid conditions but better than nothing.
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@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
3 Jun 08
It's humid here, anything would be better than nothing.
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@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
1 Jun 08
That is a great tip. I have wet a wash cloth in cold water to put on my face but never thought of using the whole sheet. Tell Shar thanks!
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
3 Jun 08
I'll sure pass your thanks along to her.
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@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Thanks for the best response.