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Tips for Sleeping in the Heat

PASCO, Wash. - The National Sleep Foundation offers tips for sleeping in a non-air conditioned living space on warm nights.

They suggest keeping the windows drawn throughout the daytime hours and avoiding slow-cooking meals in the evenings.  Water is an evaporative coolant, so cool showers and baths are recommended before sleep, although it is suggested to keep the bathroom door closed and the exhaust fan on to prevent humidity from escaping into the home.

Freezing damp washcloths is another time-proven remedy.  Also, they recommend Coolmax type workout clothes instead of traditional pajamas.  The Coolmax fabric wicks away moisture from the body, and will help keep you cool at night.