This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...with our sleep. A disturbed stomach very much hinders and disturbs sleep, and it is never well to eat heartily just before going to bed. Good eondi-If the sleep we get is undisturbed and is taken sarySforeS under good conditions we shall not need as muchgood sleep When sleep is broken in upon, as it often is by noise, light, insects, etc., it does not so much refresh or restore us. A soft, clean bed or restingplace, a comfortable bunk or hammock, is sure to bring us better rest and sleep than a very hard, dirty, ill-smelling cot, or mat upon the floor. In the tropics there is need of great improvement in the ways and means of rest and sleep. One cannot do either well, upon too hard surfaces, such as dirt, stone, or wood floors, which bruise and tire the muscles, and press hard upon the bones. Beds with some kind of springs and which have Good beds a little softness, such as that given by well-made essential--even if thin--mattresses, give much the best rest to back and limbs, and allow the best sleep. Really good beds are very scarce in all tropical Conditions climates, though plenty of good materials to make giL them with are almost everywhere to be had, and bad in the good hammocks can generally be easily got or troP, cs made. Blankets, sheets, coverlets, etc., which are dirty, stiff, hard, rough, or wrinkled, do not permit comfortable rest or refreshing sleep. A clean, cool, soft, and comfortable bed invites it. In nearly all tropical countries animals, dogs, cats, goats, pigs, etc.j insects and vermin, such as flies, fleas, mosquitoes, lice, etc.; noise, heat, smoke, close and stifling air, far too commonly prevent and disturb sleep. Nearly one third of our lives is usually spent Importance in rest and sleep, and from these we get a..This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition.
|Title||:||Elementary Hygiene for the Tropics|
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