Thursday, March 5, 2009

When sleeping on a cot

This kid knows what's up

There is one thing to remember: heat is lost through the cot itself.

Unlike a regular bed where the mattress insulates the sleeper, a cot is simply a thin layer of non-insulated fabric. Heat dissipates quickly through it. So when cuddled up on one for the night, with a big blanket on top, only half of the body is effectively covered. In order to keep heat in -- and thus sleep warmly throughout the night -- one must wrap oneself in a cocoon of blankets. Only then can warm, peaceful sleep be attained.

I learned this two nights ago. Last night, I put it to practice. I slept much better last night.

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