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Air-conditioning at night, too hot too cold? Here’s an idea

It’s the start of the summer season here in Japan.  Toasty 36C days and 30-31C nights.  It’s a bit too hot to sleep without air-conditioning but for some reason when we set it to 28C it is too cold, and when we set it to 29C it is too hot.

Jamie caught a cold maybe because of the air-conditioning itself and maybe because of the dust being kept in the air by the air conditioning being on.  While he doesn’t have asthma, his lungs are sensitive to dust.  But he is also the one that sweats a lot and wakes up at night if it is too hot.

So when we took him to the doctor’s we asked the doctor’s advice and she said one idea is to turn on the air-con in the next room, and keep the door between them slightly open. That way the air temperature isn’t too cool and there is less churn of dust.

That’s what I’m doing right now, and he’s been sleeping for almost 3 hours.  Hope it works at night too :)
BTW I don’t claim that this idea is eco-friendly.