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Old 10-21-2010, 09:40 PM
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I forgot to mention that I had my ceiling fan on the nights I decided to leave the A/C off. Even with the ceiling fan I woke up hot and uncomfortable.

Now that it's cold at night again, I sleep much better.
I assume your windows were open?

Hmm. I had a window fan and my bed was right next to the window the fan was in. Worked well and blew the colder outside air right where I was. Often too well. I never wake up from heat, it just makes it a little harder for me to fall asleep.

Our thermostats are set different.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:06 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I assume your windows were open?

Hmm. I had a window fan and my bed was right next to the window the fan was in. Worked well and blew the colder outside air right where I was. Often too well. I never wake up from heat, it just makes it a little harder for me to fall asleep.

Our thermostats are set different.
No I tried to retain the "refrigerated" air if I had the A/C on earlier in the day. There were nights where I would sleep with the window open and have the fan on, but it was just too warm and humid for me. Even if it cooled off to the upper 60s, it was only for a few hours early in the morning since the temperature would rapidly rise after sunrise.

If my bed was right next to a fan like yours, I probably would feel cooler. May be more prone to sore throats, but you do what you can to stay comfortable. I am grateful for A/C during the summer, but it can have its drawbacks. However the benefit outweighs the "cost".
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Yikes! That makes for a 42 C heat index and a 27 C dew point.
That's on the coolish side where I live (Florida) and believe me, it gets old fast.
My preference:

High of 65

Low of 40

65% humidity

Slight breeze

Mixture of clear and cloudy skies with more clouds than clear. I've had enough sunny weather to last four lifetimes.
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: In transition
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That's on the coolish side where I live (Florida) and believe me, it gets old fast.
My preference:

High of 65

Low of 40

65% humidity

Slight breeze

Mixture of clear and cloudy skies with more clouds than clear. I've had enough sunny weather to last four lifetimes.
I dream of living somewhere like Florida every day
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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The reality of living here is quite different than the dream.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Mixture of clear and cloudy skies with more clouds than clear. I've had enough sunny weather to last four lifetimes.
How does your skin handle Florida sun?

I was in Miami last week and unobstructed sun at 1 pm there seemed somewhat-gentle.
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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How does your skin handle Florida sun?

I was in Miami last week and unobstructed sun at 1 pm there seemed somewhat-gentle.
I work outside for a living so I'm in it every day. The sun isn't as bad this time of year compared to a month or so ago, but basically I've got a farmers tan-arms and face tan, the rest of me never sees the sun if I can help it. Sun block is ok, but I sweat it off in an hour or it collects so much dirt I wash it off. Most of the time I don't bother (I'm pretty dark complected so my arms and face don't burn too much). The sun is brutal on the eyes, though-I usually can't see well enough with dark sunglasses to do my job safely. I work with a lot of high voltages and moving equipment so I need to see what I'm doing-not a lot of second chances if I make a mistake.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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25C by day, 13C by night with fog at dawn and otherwise cloudless skies apart from a couple of heavy thunderstorms about twice a week to keep the grass growing. Sunrise about 4am, sunset about 10pm. I experienced about two months of this almost every day in Poland a few years ago and never got bored of it at all.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I work outside for a living so I'm in it every day. The sun isn't as bad this time of year compared to a month or so ago, but basically I've got a farmers tan-arms and face tan, the rest of me never sees the sun if I can help it. Sun block is ok, but I sweat it off in an hour or it collects so much dirt I wash it off. Most of the time I don't bother (I'm pretty dark complected so my arms and face don't burn too much).

The sun is brutal on the eyes, though-I usually can't see well enough with dark sunglasses to do my job safely. I work with a lot of high voltages and moving equipment so I need to see what I'm doing-not a lot of second chances if I make a mistake.
All your other issues I wouldn't mind; I cannot get enough sun on my belly!
I'd prefer my face and arms to not look significantly darker than my other body parts.

I can see why sun annoys you, sunglasses being a hazard to your job safety.
I dislike driving towards a sunrise or a sunset when the sun is right in front of your heading... though I'd prefer that to driving in rain.
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