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Re: OT:Heat vs. cold poll

Yeah...I work at my computer stuff at night all wrapped up in hospital
blankets and I wear my winter sweaters to work year round (the air
conditioning in this place is miserably cold!!!! and runs from April
through October). Around 2 a.m., the temperature plummets and even
turning the heat up doesn't help much because the system is so slow to
respons that it could be five a.m. before it finally warms up and then
the heat has to be turned down for the day shift coming on (they are so
crammed in this little nursing station all day long, what with the
nursing staff, the doctors, medical students, consultants, secretaries,
staff from other services--all coming and going...too much body heat
gets generated...) and there then are several women on the day and
evening shifts who suffer through hot flashes with menopause, so both of
those shifts tend to keep temps turned down anyway...I feel like I'm
losing a constant battle so I've learned to just dress warmly and keep
several blankets handy!

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Thu 12/18, Daryl < pulis@mindspring.com > wrote:
From: Daryl [mailto: pulis@mindspring.com]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 10:44:07 -0500
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT:Heat vs. cold poll

Cold makes me want to hibernate. I can tolerate a little, but when I
get<br>really chilled, all I want to do is sleep. My mind slows down and
my train<br>of thought is derailed. I used to work in the computer room
back in the days<br>when they were kept cold. During my breaks, I'd go
out and sit in my car,<br>with the windows rolled up. In the summertime.
It was the only thing that<br>kept me
functional.<br><br>Daryl<br><br><br>----- Original Message -----
<br>From: <kmrsy@comcast.net><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:
Thursday, December 18, 2003 10:33 AM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT: to my
friends<br><br><br>> > As I recall getting sleepy is one of the first
stages of<br>> > hypothermia.<br>><br>> Now, come on! This woman in my
office is not going to get hypothermia<br>> because I lowered the temp
in her office from 78 to 77. And even those<br>> of us who lower our
temps at home at night (mine is 61 night 67 day - up<br>> to 70 if I do
feel cold) to perhaps 60 are not going to get hypothermia<br>> from it.
Yes, you get sleepy with hypothermia, but I can't imagine<br>> getting
sleepy DURING THE WORKDAY because you're chilly.<br>><br>><br>>
Conversely, at night WHEN I WANT TO SLEEP, I'm more comfortable in
a<br>> cool environment. If I get too warm it will wake me up. So, now
that it<br>> is dark outside in the morning so the natural brightening
of the room<br>> doesn't wake me up, the steady warming of the room does
as the the<br>> programmed thermostat brings it up to 67
degrees.<br>><br>><br>> It's not my intention to argue. How abbout a
poll?<br>> During the workday, do you get sleepy if you are too warm or
too cold?<br>><br>> Kitty<br>> > Me too Melody. As I recall getting
sleepy is one of the first stages of<br>> > hypothermia. Got stranded in
the mountains in PA (college days) in the<br>> > snow and did everything
I could to stay awake. Knew if I succumbed to<br>> > sleep, I'd be a
goner.<br>> ><br>> ><br>> > ---------- Original Message
----------------------------------<br>> > From: "Melody" <mhobertm@e

xcite.com><br>> > Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> > Date: Thu, 18 Dec
2003 01:03:49 -0500 (EST)<br>> ><br>> > >Kitty: You get sleepy when you
get hot??? That's how I get when I am<br>> > >cold...very sleepy...and
it is so difficult to regulate the temperature<br>> > >in such a large
hospital as the one I work in...freezing or<br>> > >boiling...nothing in
between.<br>> > ><br>> > ><br>> > ><br>> > >Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>> >
><br>> > >"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the
mysterious."<br>> > >--Albert
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