It's been another scorcher today. At 3:30pm it was 41.5°c! Well, maybe a tad more, but still bloody hot ;-D
After yesterday's hot temperature, when the mercury started to climb today I retreated to the bedroom where my little 'Beat the Heat' supplies have come in handy.
First, make sure that you have a good cross ventilation system going. I simply opened the windows. Then put a small desk fan at the bottom of the bed. To make sure it's wasn't going anywhere, I put it on a hardcover book. Lie down and spritz your bare legs with the water bottle - set on mist - and the result will make you feel so much cooler!
I, personally, made sure there was a supply of cold water, and books to read, so that I didn't have to get up very often. Its a cheap way to keep cool - especially if you don't have air conditioning.
Just remember to spritz yourself regularly for best results.
PS, put an old sheet under yourself otherwise your bedspread might get a little damp!