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Hey Guys;

Well, this is like the third or fourth day I have had now where I have only gotton like 4 hours of sleep because I keep waking up in the middle of the night due to this recent heat wave.

Can anyone help me here please? :confused:
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It'll be over in a few days. I've been awake since 01:26.
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Open the window, get a fan, use thin covers, keep some water by your side.
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I haven't been to sleep at all. I think the temperature of my room increased after the sun went down last night. I don't know how the **** that happened, but it did. I suggest prayer at this point.
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Hey Guys;

Well, this is like the third or fourth day I have had now where I have only gotton like 4 hours of sleep because I keep waking up in the middle of the night due to this recent heat wave.

Can anyone help me here please? :confused:
Keep your windows shut during the day, and the blinds closed. Don't open your windows until at least 10pm (if at all, I don't) because it simply lets hot air in.

Before bed I go to the bathroom and run cold water completely over my forearms, and wet the back of my neck, face and chest. Then dry off the excess and go to sleep on top of my covers, with the door open.

It'll be harder in the city though, if you wake up in the night go and do the water thing again, try not to turn on the lights



edit: Oh, and if you're using a computer in your room before bed then it'll hike up the temperatures considerably, same if you have the lights on for more than 45 minutes in your bedroom because that's when the filaments will start to emit radiant heat (having heated up the lightbulb already)
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I haven't been to sleep at all. I think the temperature of my room increased after the sun went down last night. I don't know how the **** that happened, but it did. I suggest prayer at this point.
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Keep your windows shut during the day, and the blinds closed. Don't open your windows until at least 10pm (if at all, I don't) because it simply lets hot air in.

Before bed I go to the bathroom and run cold water completely over my forearms, and wet the back of my neck, face and chest. Then dry off the excess and go to sleep on top of my covers, with the door open.

It'll be harder in the city though, if you wake up in the night go and do the water thing again, try not to turn on the lights



edit: Oh, and if you're using a computer in your room before bed then it'll hike up the temperatures considerably, same if you have the lights on for more than 45 minutes in your bedroom because that's when the filaments will start to emit radiant heat (having heated up the lightbulb already)
But if you have double glazing, doesn't keeping the windows closed conserve heat?!
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Just out if curiosity(and no offence), does anyone mind to tell me if air-con is not common here? I did notice ppl here prefer turning on the fan to air-con,so is that it's not common here or just on environmentally friendly grounds?:confused:

FYI,from hk n most of the ppl here choose turning on air-con at night to deal with the unbearable heat.

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Just out if curiosity(and no offence), does anyone mind to tell me if air-con is not common here? I did notice ppl here prefer turning on the fan to air-con,so is that it's not common here or just on environmentally friendly grounds?:confused:

FYI,from hk n most of the ppl here choose turning on air-con at night to deal with the unbearable heat.

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Not many people have air con in the UK given the temperature rarely rises above 15 degrees. :rolleyes:
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I sleep in just my boxers, with all my windows open and no duvet.
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Hey Guys;

Well, this is like the third or fourth day I have had now where I have only gotton like 4 hours of sleep because I keep waking up in the middle of the night due to this recent heat wave.

Can anyone help me here please? :confused:

I take a 'cold water bottle' with me to bed which is actually a bag of frozen veg wrapped in a tea towel.

I also soak a small towel with cold water, wring it dry and then use it as a duvet! Make sure the towel just about covers the body, otherwise it will make your bed damp.




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Get a cotton sheet, dip it in cool water and then give it a quick spin in the washing machine to make it damp but not dripping wet. Then go to bed with the sheet on top of you. You will stay cool as the sheet gradually dries.
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I have a studio flat and basically one whole wall (the one that faces the sun -.-") is glass so I get a conservatory kind of effect. It's terrible! A fan didn't really make a difference because it just blew hot air at me so I've been using those freezer packs (the kind you have for bumped heads) and putting them on my tummy with my arms folded across it. Every so often moving it around. It does make a difference because I feel cooler all over until it thaws and then I really notice it getting hotter again! I've also frozen a few hot water bottles. They stay colder longer than the ice packs!

Don't forget to wrap it in a tea towel when you first get it out though because it hurts if you don't.

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I take a 'cold water bottle' with me to bed which is actually a bag of frozen veg wrapped in a tea
Freeze an actual hot water bottle! Lasts longer than frozen veg, makes less mess as it thaws and you don't end up with a solid mass of veg when you refreeze!
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But if you have double glazing, doesn't keeping the windows closed conserve heat?!
No, because double glazing merely restricts the passing of heat, so it works both ways. Same as a thermos flask will keep cold drinks cold as well, it's a good way of keeping your room cooler when outside is hotter than comfort levels.

It won't be effective if you don't pull your curtains/blinds though, as they block radiant heat from the sunlight and trap it on a flat layer with relatively little surface area, compared to if the sunlight was coming right into your room and warming up the carpet, bed, chairs etc.
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I'm going to try the cool-your-pillows-in-the-fridge-beforehand method tonight.
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Someone on TSR the other day suggested having a hot shower because you're cool when you get out and suprisingly this worked for me last night so I'd give it a go.
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Someone on TSR the other day suggested having a hot shower because you're cool when you get out and suprisingly this worked for me last night so I'd give it a go.
Interesting - a lukewarm shower would be better if you've spent a lot of time being active outside though, it'll draw more heat from your core
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I have the hottest room in the house...so I've started sleeping downstairs where it's loads cooler.
But still found myself waking up in the middle of the night last night!!
Still, I've found that sleeping downstairs has helped me
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Have lots of cold pillows nearby! And if you have long hair, bundle it up in one clump because long hair can make you heat up very quickly :P
I always end up not sleeping until the sky becomes a little brighter :P when will it rainnnnn
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