Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Sleeping in a sauna

Sleeping in red sheets

Ahhh.. the British and our heatwaves.  We do love to complain about a lack of summer and then melt and moan when the temperature rises above 30 degrees.  Mostly I hear moaning about the nights and about how windows are opened and everyone has bought fans turned.  But not in our house - it's just not safe. We have to think about our autistic kids and what works for them.  Read more here.


  1. It's awful when you're melting and can't open the windows! I heard that a damp cloth over a fan or window increases the cooling effect. Could you tie a wet muslin type cloth over the fan cage? You have all my sympathy. #DreamTeam

    1. Good ideas. If only it was safe to have the fan at all. If you can have a fan I've heard putting a bowl of ice in front of it is a good idea too.

  2. The chillow sounds great. I mught have to try and find one of these.

  3. tough situation. In my last house I had really weird windows that didn't allow for air conditioners. I had about 20 fans spread out throughout in the summer. I would think there should be some kind of closed fan system that wouldn't be tempting for fingers #dreamteam

  4. I do like the sound of a chillow. It does get so stuffy upstairs when it's hot, it's tricky to then cool down, but we got for the drink, no pjs and no bedcovers here, and fortunately that's been good enough for our two so far. Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  5. I love the sound of the Chillow. I think I might have to get one for myself.
    I hate trying to sleep when it's too hot. My teen's room is the worst room though. It is like a sauna. She leaves her curtains open to let a breeze in but in the morning she gets woken by the sun.

  6. I never even thought about putting cold water in the hot water bottle. What a brilliant idea. Thanks so much for linking up to #TriumphantTales - hope to see you again on Tuesday!

  7. The chillow and cold water bottle are great ideas. I've heard of putting your sheets in the fridge too, but never tried it. We are in France and the nights are unbearable - we can't open the windows due to beasties and an escaping dog! So I'll try your tips for cold water bottle using a plastic bottle and see if that helps. #TheListLinky

  8. It's funny isn't it. Lots of people complain it's too cold here, but when the suns out... it becomes too hot. I actually like it in between myself, but the hot sunny days have been beautiful, don't you think. I can't begin to imagine how hot it must have got for you all not being able to open the windows though. Ekk! I would have been climbing the walls. This chillow sounds amazing... I'm going to have a look. Another tip is to dunk your wrists in cold water, it's a quick fun fix. :-) #Dreamteam xx

  9. I purchased one of those chilled pillows just after the recent heatwave. I am eagerly awaiting another so that we can try it out! #KCACOLS

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  11. In the States we have these new air conditioners that sit inside your room on the floor, and you just need a vent in the window - I wonder if you could use that and still somehow lock your window with an expanding arm like what you would use to lock a steering wheel - it's worth a look: http://amzn.to/2tkTXxK I hate sleeping hot! #KCACOLS

  12. I've heard of people putting actual pillows in the freezer but the 'frozen' sleeve sounds better! #wotw

  13. Eek it must feel really 'close', as they say in Scotland, without being able to open any windows in the heat!
    There are quite a few permanent (building) solutions I can think of, but no bright ideas for a quick fix other than mounting a fan out of reach to get the air moving?
    Thank you for joining #AccessLinky

  14. A chillow sounds amazing! I'd love a pillow that's always cool! I hate being hot in be, there's nothing worse, is there?

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

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