Most of us are waiting for summer in winter, but when it is warm, and after it the heat, what do we all do? That's right, we swear at the weather and look for a shadow. And it's good if there is an air conditioner in the apartment and at the workplace. And if not? In the material from Novate.ru, we have collected the most effective ways to defeat the heat with the means that are in every home.
1. Cool bed
It is pleasant to go to a warm bed in winter, but in summer, in the heat, the soul and body require coolness. Air conditioning will help to cope with the heat in the bedroom, and if it is not there, a refrigerator. No, we do not suggest that you go to bed, just pack the bedding in a bag 3-4 hours before bedtime and place it in the refrigerator. Make a cool bed before going to bed.
2. Mattress topper
In general, memory foam mattresses are quite comfortable and popular, but they have one big drawback, they keep heat very well. In winter, this is a plus, and in summer it is simply unbearable. A thin cotton mattress cover will help to solve the problem; by the way, like bed linen, it can be folded into the refrigerator.
Home clothes are also very important. Natural fabrics help thermoregulation, while synthetics, on the contrary, make you sweat. Therefore, in summer it is best to sleep in loose cotton, natural silk pajamas or no clothes at all. When it comes to daywear for the home, on hot days it is better to skip tight-fitting satin and polyester clothing in favor of loose cotton or linen T-shirts and dresses.
4. Increase the fan efficiency
A fan is certainly not an air conditioner, but there are ways to increase its efficiency. To do this, freeze several water bottles and place them in front of the paddles. Then the cold air will swell around the room. You need to change bottles every 4-5 hours.
To protect a room from the sun, you need the right curtains. In no case should they be synthetic, as they get very hot. Long, light, but thick curtains made of cotton or linen are best suited for the spring-summer season.
In the spring, even before the onset of heat, you need to fold all carpets, remove blankets from beds and armchairs, as well as soft toys. To store all this Novate.ru recommends in a closed cabinet, where the sun's rays do not penetrate. If you do not, woolen and synthetic items will heat up, becoming additional sources of heat in your apartment.
7. Wet towels
If you want more efficient ventilation - hang a damp towel in front of the window. It is best to do this 1-2 hours before bed, so that the air in the room becomes more humid and cooler. Just do not leave a wet towel overnight, excess moisture can make the room stuffy.
8. Ceiling fan
According to Novate.ru, a ceiling fan is a good budget alternative to an air conditioner. This device is mounted on a chandelier and, in combination with an open window, creates a draft. True, not many people know that such fans have modes. Make sure your appliance is set to summer or, if there is no switch, that the blades rotate counterclockwise.
Naturally, in the absence of air conditioning, the window is the only source of coolness, but you should not leave it open all day. If you want the room to be comfortable, close the window and curtains when the temperature exceeds 25 degrees and open after 20:00.
10. Cool bath
Can't sleep because of the heat? Take a cool bath. Just not a shower, but a bath, otherwise cheer up so that you will not be able to sleep. The temperature should be comfortable, just below room temperature. Water treatments will cool the body and you will have about half an hour to fall asleep.
11. Light control
On hot days, you need to carefully monitor the number of electrical appliances turned on. Most of them tend to heat up during operation, and therefore warm up the environment. Turn off all appliances before leaving home. The same goes for the light, extinguish it in case you can do without it.
Adequate amount of fluid in the body is very important for the normal regulation of body temperature. When it's hot, we sweat, which means we lose liquid, the reserves of which must be replenished. In order not to suffer from the heat at night, you need to drink a sufficient amount of water before going to bed. This norm is different for everyone and is determined exclusively by experience. If you want to know how much water your body needs, drink a glass of water at night and see if you can sleep until the morning without visiting the toilet. If so, next time, you can increase the amount of water.
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