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Right now we are in the middle of a heat wave and the humidity is out of this world. Since I don't have air conditioning, the nights trying to sleep are pretty unbearable even with the fan on.

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What I do now is take a single size sheet, wet it in the sink, wring it out as best I can, then drape it on my body when I am lying in bed. The wet sheet keeps me cool when the fan blows on it, and by morning the sheet is dry and I had a great sleep.

By Karyn from Ottawa, Canada

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August 18, 20090 found this helpful

Doesn't your mattress get wet? Be careful of mold growing in the mattress during the steamy weather.

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August 18, 20090 found this helpful

Actually I never thought of that. In the morning I always find the sheet to be dry, and with the fan running all night, it probably keeps the bed dry too.

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August 19, 20090 found this helpful

Great idea to keep cool and not only for those without air conditioning but for those who are trying to keep a tight reign on their energy bills like I am! I seriously doubt your mattress would be any more damp from a rung out damp sheet than if you were sweating on the mattress all night so I wouldn't worry about it if I were you ;-)

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August 19, 20090 found this helpful

I hope you don't have or develop allergies. Mold could develop and grow in that mattress. Could also effect pets.

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August 19, 20090 found this helpful

I live in Ohio, and I wonder if we have cooler temps at night here than you do in Canada? Lowest summer night temps so far this year have almost always been below 70 degrees. This means its sometimes lots cooler outside than in.

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So I let a cheap 20 inch Walgreens window fan blow the indoor heat out through a bathroom window, which causes cooler outside air to be drawn in through other open windows. At times I have to shut it down, or put a winter shirt on. The cooler it gets inside, the better I sleep.

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