Australia’s set for a HOT summer, and if you don't have any air con at your place, and your fan just isn't up to scratch, don't fret!
We have a few tips about how you can survive the various heatwaves, that will no doubt hit us this summer, without having access to air con!
Use Cotton Sheets
Lightweight cotton sheets are more breathable than satin, silk or polyester. They’re also perfect for helping with ventilation and airflow in your bedroom.
Stick Your Bed Sheets In The Freezer
Put your bed sheets in a plastic bag then stick them in the freezer for a few minutes before bed time. While this won’t keep you cool all night, it will provide some relief and will at the very least, help you fall asleep.
Use Your Hot Water Bottle
Believe it or not, if you fill it with water and stick it in the freezer, it'll make a great ice pack for you to cuddle up to every night!
Adjust Your Fan Settings
Instead of pointing your fan at you, point it out the window so it pushes hot air out. Or, adjust your ceiling fan settings so it runs anti-clockwise, pulling the hot hair up and out
DIY Air Con
IT IS POSSIBLE! Fill a shallow pan or bowl with ice and then place it in front of a fan. The breeze from the fan will pick up the cold water from the ice as it melts.
Sorry lovebirds, sleeping alone will keep you cooler than snuggling up to that someone special.
Have A Cold Shower Before Bed
If you stay in there long enough, your core body temperature will drop making it easier to fall asleep.
Hang A Wet Sheet In Front Of The Window
If it’s practical, this method will cool down your room. The breeze will bring down the room’s temperature.
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