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8 Tricks To Help You Survive Hot Summer Nights

Stay cool without spending anything!

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Summer is all about going to the beach and enjoying the outdoors. However, there will be times that we need to deal with hot and sleepless nights at home. Here are some tricks to cool down the heat spell:

Main photo from: Decoist

Your fan might be circulating hot air inside the room so it’s best to let it face the window. Doing this allows air to circulate better as it blows hot air out of the room and aids the cool breeze from the outside into your space.

Wear loose cotton shirts and shorts during summer nights. Loose clothing helps keep you cool while sleeping.

Air conditioners can burn a hole through your pocket if used all summer long. An alternative would be to place a block of ice on a bowl in front of the fan to help keep your body temperature under control.  

Photo from Daily Dot.

Forget the thick mattress and switch to hammocks or simple cots at home.

Click here to learn how you can create a DIY hammock!

Photo from Decoist 

 

Fall asleep more comfortably by taking a bath before bedtime. It lowers body temperature and gives you a refreshing feeling like no other.

Photo from Grohe.                                                                    

Keeping your body hydrated ensures a relaxing slumber. Drink at least eight ounces of water before bedtime to avoid tossing and turning even on the wee hours.     

Photo from Not on The Highstreet.

Aside from saving energy and money, turning the lights off also lowers the temperature inside the house. It will also help if you unplug other gadgets and small appliances.

Fill a clean and unused sock with rice, secure it, then place it inside the freezer for at least an hour. Use it as a cold compress that can help you feel refreshed before you doze off. 

Photo from This Old House

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