Scatter my ashes here...

Scatter my ashes here...
scatter my ashes in the desert...

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sleeps With Ice Packs

This is getting to be routine...

Somewhere between 1 and 3 am lately I always wake up pouring sweat and the sooner I can cool myself down, the sooner I can fall back to sleep.

With monsoon season approaching it is not cooling down at night the way it does the other 10 months of the year. Mid-June to mid-August it doesn't really cool off that much until closer to sunrise.

When I wake up like I did again tonight, it's still warm and humid outside and opening the windows doesn't help.

I've tried drinking ice water, standing in front of the little cooling unit we have in the bedroom window, going to the kitchen and opening the freezer door and standing in front of it, or tonight, ice packs. I brought this ice pack up to the bed to try to cool the sheets down, and then I placed it on top of me. That didn't work so I got up.

Iris had to know what I was doing, of course, when I went into the other bedroom.

As I write this, I am actually sitting on an icepack. I will take it back to bed and cool the part of the bed where I sleep, and maybe that will work tonight.

If that doesn't work, I'm digging out the coffin coolers from the garage and immersing myself in ice water, like they do at Badwater. I knew all that Badwater experience would pay off someday!

5 comments:

Ultra Monk said...

I had/ have excellent results from "Estroven" (available everywhere) or EstroMend, ordered online.

Dave said...

Sleeps With Ice Packs - sounds like a new nickname. Should there be a Towanda! in there somewhere?

Alene Gone Bad said...

Funny I just upped my insurance...

TOWANDA!!!!

Running Mum said...

I am not looking forward to this! At the moment fans are (almost) cooling enough but I live in England where it never gets that hot anyway.

Alene Gone Bad said...

The worst part is what it does to your sleep. I don't mind sweating, or being hot. I just don't like to wake up from it!