Background: it's 418am and it's really warm in here! So I just sent this off to management via email. And no, this is not a crisis situation. But I thought you might find this communique amusing on some level.
Once again I awoke sweating my butt off - between 3:00 and 4:00 in the morning. This is a nightly occurrence these past 2 weeks. And yes, I'm soaking wet and sweating because it's 81.3° in here right now!
*Please check out the attached corresponding graph.
Last week I purchased a digitally accurate thermometer (up to 0.5° accuracy) in order to document how hot it gets in here overnight.
Anyway, I just had my aide open my window. My immediate goal is to cool myself off in the refreshingly pleasant 43° air.
You may be wondering why I do not keep my window open all night long, right? Well, I've done that on consecutive nights, and at the time when I'm falling asleep, it's a pleasant 72 to 74° in my room. If I open the window, it gets down into the 60s. Which is somewhat chilly, and then eventually uncomfortable.
One solution would be for me to wake up every 2 hours to check the room temperature and have my window adjusted accordingly. Or have one of the CNAs do it for me at precise intervals. But that would seem to be a laboriously unnecessary task for all involved.
In any case, I've been sleeping no more than 3 or 4 hours per night as a result of waking up uncomfortably warm. Please note, I do understand the environment in which I live (a nursing home). Most people are elderly and apparently, unreasonably cold most of the time. Bad circulation. Illness. Whatever the cause may be. Or I don't know, perhaps there's a blanket shortage in Arizona. Or something along those lines.
And yes, based upon my typically incessant summer nakedness, I am generally rather warm in the first place - high metabolism / my illness, whatever the reason may be. But even during the height of the summer season my room room temperature registered a pleasant 70° to 75° without fail. So why during the winter season must it be 80° in these rooms. Or 77°. What's changed exactly?
Anyway, that's more or less a question of logic. Or a perception fallacy.
I apologize for the length of this missive, but now that I'm wide awake I thought I'd throw some words together in attempts to sound clever, or something.
I am indeed imminently frustrated, but I also grateful that I have some place to live with the roof over my head. So don't take this the wrong way. But if you have any solutions, or solution ideas, please check in with me. I'm not trying to be difficult here. However, I cannot take off any additional layers of clothing when I'm already naked....
I appreciate you hearing me out - whoever you are. I'm assuming you will share this with the people who may possibly have a resolution in mind.
Howard C_______ N______ III
*Please note that I do keep the door shut at night, in order to keep it quiet in my room. My neighbor (in room 121) wakes up throughout the night, either moaning or crying out for help, so leaving the door open is not really an option.