The extremely hot weather is probably the most talked about subject in Nigeria today, with everyone complaining about just how much heat they’ve had to cope with in the last couple of days.
As if having to cope with the hot weather isn’t enough, we also have the Power Holding Capacity Of Nigeria (PHCN) to deal with as we keep battling with unsteady power supply.
Anyway, how do bring ourselves to deal with so much heat whether electricity is made available or not?
1. Know your cooling points.
To cool out faster, you need to pamper your pulse point (cooling points) like your wrist and neck, by applying ice cubes wrapped in a towel to these pulse points. This will make you cool down more quickly and effectively.
2. Make your own AC
Why wait to get an AC location/point to enjoy the coolness of one when you can make yours right in your room (as long as you have an electric fan and electricity).
To make a DIY air conditioner, position a shallow pan or bowl full of ice in front of a fan. The breeze will pick up cold water from the ice’s surface as it melts, creating a cooling mist.
3. Stay hydrated
“The body cools down primarily by the evaporation of sweat on the skin,” Director of Integrative Pain Management at The Mount Sinai Hospital Houman Danesh, MD, said. “When the air is dry, sweat evaporates and cools the skin. When the air is humid, sweat doesn’t evaporate as well and the body is unable to cool down.” Hence, the need to stay hydrated always.
4. Create cross breeze
Did you know that if you face your fan out, rather than in at night, your room will stay cooler and you might be able to sleep more comfortably?
Position a fan across from a window, so the wind from outside and the fan combine in a cooling cross-breeze.
5. Choose the right fabrics for the hot weather
Choosing light-colored lightweight fabric like cotton as underwear garment or as bedspread are excellent choices because cotton, generally, is breathable and excellent for promoting ventilation and airflow.
Try any, or all of these tips to deal with the hot weather situation in the country and let us know how if this article has been helpful.