READING - EXERCISE 2

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HOW TO SLEEP IN THE SPANISH HEAT


Ciudad Real, central Spain, July 17, 11pm:  it’s 32.8ºC, according to the AEMET 
Spanish state meteorological agency. At that temperature the bed  cling, pajamas 
are too heavy, and cool air is notable by its absence. It’s impossible to sleep. Your first 
reaction is to turn on the , if you have it. But often it’s not worth the cost to have
it running the whole night, so you decide to turn it off again.

But is it possible to sleep  in the Spanish summer without air conditioning? Tradition 
says yes. Ancient Egyptians used to moisten their  to sleep better and combat 
heat waves, which pose a serious risk to public health. According to the results of a scientific 
study carried out by the Spanish National Research Council, mortality  for those aged 
over 75 increase 20.1 percent for each  that the maximum daily temperature rises
above 36ºC.


 



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