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Top 10 ways to cope with the humidity in Thailand

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Top 10 ways to cope with the humidity in Thailand

By The Thaiger & The Nation

 

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It’s humid most of the year in Thailand. In the southern areas, during the ‘wet season’, it’s hot and humid all the time. You will sweat, a lot. Or in the case of ladies, you will perspire. Plenty of showers and common sense are your best simple advice. You WILL get used to it after a month or so and probably never worry about it again. In the meantime, here’s the Top 10 ways to do something about it…

 

1. Drink plenty of water

 

Drink lots of (bottled) water. Don’t drink out of the taps, even in the fanciest of hotels. Drinking lots of water will keep you hydrated and help you avoid headache, nausea and dizziness. If you come from a cooler climate you will find yourself needing to drink at least twice as much as you did before. (The Thaiger suspects that the water supply in many built up areas is probably potable these days – the ‘don’t drink the tap water’ story has been around for three decades. But be safe and drink the bottled water, it’s very cheap in Thailand.)

 

2. You need more salt than usual

 

…but most Thai food has plenty of salt already. When sweating you lose a lot of salt in the form of sweat. Just eating a few Thai meals each day will provide you with all the salt you need. But the evils of adding extra salt aren’t quite as evil when living in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/thai-life/top-10/top-10-ways-to-cope-with-the-humidity-in-thailand

 

 
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Some farangs can sleep without air-con on at night , but I do not think it is common . But the locals did it for generations so why not ? The body will get used to it. 

 

 

 

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I tried to sleep without air conditioning for one year, but sleeping naked in front of a fan with a bowl of ice-water and a wet towel to rub yourself down with during April cured me of that belief!

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14 minutes ago, rickudon said:

I tried to sleep without air conditioning for one year, but sleeping naked in front of a fan with a bowl of ice-water and a wet towel to rub yourself down with during April cured me of that belief!

I find that 8 or 9 hours is the limit for me. 

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33 minutes ago, rickudon said:

I tried to sleep without air conditioning for one year, but sleeping naked in front of a fan with a bowl of ice-water and a wet towel to rub yourself down with during April cured me of that belief!

too much info...

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On 12/8/2018 at 11:48 AM, balo said:

Some farangs can sleep without air-con on at night , but I do not think it is common . But the locals did it for generations so why not ? The body will get used to it. 

 

 

 

Yes but they grew up with it, which we did not,and in that heatwave a couple of years ago,i can tell you the Thai's were moaning about the heat as much as we were.

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I quite like it hot.

I just rearrange my day to do stuff outside before mid-day, have a bit of a sleep/internet/tv watch in my aircon bedroom from 1-4pm, then do stuff again in the evening.

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I mostly just use fans, AC goes on in bursts if i need it, usually just before i go to sleep.

The bit about using cotton is ify, it will get sweaty and stay sweaty. Artificial fibre is the best for me.

Vests are better than shirts but there is a stigma with them and security will follow you around shops if you wear one

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