sps (Feb 16 2010, 12:36 PM) said: > original post We are from tropical weather and this is our second winter here. Colder than last year, we have been experiencing respiratory passage blockages and difficult breathing specially during night times. Is it due to heating in the house, is it common thing here? What would you do, especially our 2yr old has hard time slleping thru the night.
Hello, It is common with this type of climate. You have the cold air outdoors and the dry indoor heat and this makes for the perfect combination for respiratory issues. We have family members including myself who suffer with asthma, and I grew up in the cold. Here is my advice and I know it works for us and many.
First invest in a humidifier. it adds moisture back in the air. The info on these products is here or just google it if you want to learn more.http://housewares.about.com/od/humidifiersdehumidifiers/f/coolwrmhumidify.htm I highly recommend a cool mist humidifer. you can pm me if you want to know which model we got and why we are happy with it. This is the number one thing I did that made a huge improvement with my children's asthma and coughing.
Next until you can get a cool mist humidifier do the old fashion way my Granny use to do... get a huge pot and fill it was water, boil until the water envaporates, this puts moisture back in the air of your home.
Next, on really cold days wear a scarf over you mouth, it helps warm the air your breathe in and helps with constriction of the airway.
Any Big Ten alums out there? I'm moving to Amsterdam in December, and expect to be there for at least a few years. I saw a few Sky Sports bars that apparently show the more important major games (i.e. OSU/Mich -- I'm a Wolverine myself)...?
Oh, and the whole notion of watching Saturday afternoon college football during primetime in NL boggles my mind just a bit... What do you do if a game is played at night in the USA? :-/
Hi I am a Wolverine girl myself, I do not know what others do but I got another American buddy and we record it if it is on too late and watch it the next day and do not look at news or anything so we can still enjoy the game. We make wings, and other foot ball munchies, and enjoy! If there is a game that is not showing on Sky for example we just download it. If you got the cash you can get American tv here but it will cost ya about 150 euros per month or more via internet. I figured out that with premium channels such as showtime, HBO and ESPN channels it woudl cost me 200 euros per month and I decided that was too much for me so I just downlown everything. Hail to the Victors, Go Blue!