As a regular “life explorer,” I find myself experimenting with interesting and different things. I love to “buck the norm.” I also love change — but change for a reason. Whether it’s letting go of a long-standing belief; figuring out the most efficient, economical, or healthy way to do something; or determining the best make, model, or version of a gadget, product, app. You could say I’m addicted to experimentation.
In AP’s Adventure-casts, you’ll learn about my process. I’ll share with you my thoughts, trials and errors and learnings. They’ll be short (less than fifteen minutes), applicable, fun, and informative.
How to Stop Sweating and Start Sleeping
My wife runs cold. She goes to bed dressed in pajamas with an electric blanket under her, plus a sheet, blanket, and comforter over her, and it’s between 65 and 70 degrees in our bedroom. Me? I’m always hot. I go to bed in only my underwear, with the window open and a fan on, and I cover myself with just a sheet — and I wake up in a pool of sweat almost every night.
Less than a year ago, this was a regular nighttime occurrence. At the time, my first instinct was to blame the mattress. It’s made of foam, and according to everything I’ve read on foam mattresses, they run hot. So, I started contemplating finding a new mattress. Ugh. That’s a dreadful process. Plus, we had recently purchased this one. The last thing I wanted was to go through the hassle and expense of buying another.
Then it dawned on me — I hadn’t actually tested any other options. What if there was something else I could do to “sleep cooler”?
I thought long and hard and came up with an experiment to try. The idea I came up with was a little crazy and born of total desperation. Believe me, if I could have come up with a better idea, I would have. Even though I believed the idea was doomed to fail (I gave it a one in ten chance of working), I forged ahead.