SUGGESTIONS FOR HOT NIGHTS
(1). If you choose to take a bath before dinner, then limit your dinner to cold foods (e.g., cold cereal, sandwiches). Hot meals will make you sweat profusely, which completely defeats the purpose of preprandial bathing.
(2). Sanitize your can-opener between meals, to ensure that it is clean when you open a can. To sanitize it, first rinse it thoroughly, then damp-wipe it with a piece of paper towel, and then heat it over a candle flame until all remaining liquid on the metal blades and in the metal gears has completely evaporated. If your can-opener has a metal handle, use gloves or other cloth to hold it, since it will become too hot to hold.
(3). If you have a cot, clean mat, or anything without a mattress, you could sleep on that. Then you won't soak a mattress with sweat.
(4). If you have air-conditioning, don't let it run all night. Let it cool the bedroom, and then turn it off before retiring. Because air-conditioners consume so much energy, they are a potential fire hazard. You don't want the A/C to start a fire and suffocate you to death while you are asleep!
(5). Feeling sorry for all the poor folks who live in hot inner-city tenements? You won't be able to help them with air-conditioning, of course. But you can help them with food, which might enable them to afford a bedroom fan. To do so, click on the "Donate to John" button above.