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Airing Bed-rooms

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
March
Year
1873
Copyright
Public Domain
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JThe most desolate-lookíng, Bink-smelling, and in ovcry yvry repulsivo room in raemt houscs in cold weather is the cold unventilated bsd-room. 'Xho prevaltnt notion is, that if ít íb cold, it does not need ventilation ; and the next tbing is to calk up tbo Windows, so tbat they do not get oponed by any chance. That is all wrong. Otlier things being equal, cold air is more invigorating than warm air becaufe more condensed, and therofore cold air in the bed-room is to be preferred duiing the night. It is also true thitt cold air may be impure, and rooms need ventüating evf-n in the winter. It' a room is warm, the air, being colder than in warmer weather, rushes in more pagerly, and we feel it more keenly ; and that misleads us to think that we noud not take pains to ventílate bed-rooma in cold wea'.her. AU this being truo, a IWe ia a room helps ventilation, especially an Open fire, and it is well io have fire enough to take the chili off the air and the bedding overy eyening. Jt raa y oven be kopt gciing all nig'ut, provided tuut you have gomo wítow or ventilator open. If you Lave not been accustomed to sleep with the window open, begin with a small opening, and then gradually in crease it, but do not let the wind blow directly upon you. If you feel it and cannot ayoid it, turn your face vo it. In the morning just as you are vncating the room, throw it open and all the more if there has boen no fire in it. As for the bedding, hang that out of the window. It will air three times as fast as it can in the room. Try it, and then smell of it, if you would know the dift'erence. Let your bed and room air thus an hour or two, according to wind and weather ; and in the siimmer much longer. Do not fear that this will makt! you appear untidy. The best iiouse keeper is the one who knows how best to make the house and its work srrve the health nd the comfort as will as tho taste of its inmates ; pot the one who makes up her bed as soon as she is out of it, eorering up all the foul exhalations of the night previous, a-ud then sleeping in thera the next night. Some of the chamber work cannot well be done too early, but the beds may be left until ten o'clock Then protect yourself with Sontag and gloves. and make them up and tidy the rooms, but do not allow yourself to become chilled. The latter rosult will not happen so readily as you might expeot. With a room well ventilated and sunncd, you can work comfortably with the thermometer eight or ten áegiees lowor than in a room whero these two items are lacking. This is the direct adyantage of fresh air and sunahine. The indirect but still greater economy, is fouad in the fine spirits and the elastio vigor that increase your ability to work, and in diminishint; the düctor's

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Old News
Michigan Argus