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    uggyy
    uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Jul 2009 - 1:01 AM

    Im soo warm the night, 29 in my room...

    I cant sleep a wink lol...

    No real reason for this post other than to gripe and convince myself a cold shower at this time of night is just daft.

    OK didnt work, off for a shower Smile

    Tommy

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    fauxtography
    3 Jul 2009 - 1:13 AM

    try a hot shower instead....

    uggyy
    uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Jul 2009 - 1:15 AM

    Sounds good but right now I think hot would still be colder than this house...

    fauxtography
    3 Jul 2009 - 1:29 AM


    Quote: Sounds good but right now I think hot would still be colder than this house...

    same here... heat retention of terraced housing is great in the winter... but ***** in the summer!

    cmawson
    cmawson  10270 forum posts United Kingdom
    3 Jul 2009 - 2:57 AM

    I'm experiencing my first summer in Virginia & coming from the UK, I'm having to acclimatise to the weather. We've had average temps in the 30s here for the last 2 months, & I'm told by many that it'll get hotter & more humid over the next 6-8 weeks. All I can say is, thanks goodness for central air-conditioning in the homes here.

    StrayCat
    StrayCat  1014199 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Jul 2009 - 3:50 AM

    You're in a very hot, and humid area. Make sure you drink lots of water. Most people think that they're drinking enough if they drink when thirsty, but dehydration can sneak up on you.

    StrayCat
    StrayCat  1014199 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Jul 2009 - 3:53 AM

    I'm surprised your wives don't keep you in hot towels. Take a facecloth, run very hot water over it, wring it out and apply to the face and neck, just like business class.

    cmawson
    cmawson  10270 forum posts United Kingdom
    3 Jul 2009 - 4:55 AM


    Quote: You're in a very hot, and humid area. Make sure you drink lots of water. Most people think that they're drinking enough if they drink when thirsty, but dehydration can sneak up on you.

    Hi Straycat, assuming this was for me. Yep, I drink a lot of water normally, so here I drink more than I did normally in the UK. Always carry a bottle of water around & constantly sipping, even to go to the local stores.

    Actually, I spent 15 years in nursing, so know the dangers of dehydration & how quickly it catches up with one. Also, my GP advised me to take more salt than I normally do, to compensate.

    StrayCat
    StrayCat  1014199 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Jul 2009 - 5:29 AM

    You're all set then. Years ago my brother, who now lives in Florida, was visiting the Hearst Castle in California during an uncommonly hot period, and he thought he was drinking way more than he needed, till he woke up in an ambulance, on his way to the hospital.

    Cheers,
    Enjoy the new home.
    Denny

    digicammad
    digicammad e2 Member 1021988 forum postsdigicammad vcard United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Jul 2009 - 12:40 PM


    Quote: Make sure you drink lots of water. Most people think that they're drinking enough if they drink when thirsty, but dehydration can sneak up on you

    Actually if you are thirsty you are already dehydrated. Smile The idea is to drink regularly to prevent yourself from getting thirsty.

    Ian

    Last Modified By digicammad at 3 Jul 2009 - 12:40 PM
    brian1208
    brian1208 e2 Member 109962 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Jul 2009 - 1:07 PM


    Quote: Also, my GP advised me to take more salt than I normally do, to compensate

    Most important this. when you are drinking large quantities of water then losing it as sweat your sodium levels can become dangerously depleted.

    It got me once when working in Qatar and there is no warning, one minute you're fine, the next you are down.

    A trick I learnt out there was to taste your arm, if you don't taste salty then you need to add some via a salt tablet or similar.

    (My wife used to hate it when I returned home - I used to pile salt on everything for a couple of weeks until my system returned to normal, even in my beer! Tongue )

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