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Tips to Staying Cool on Hot Summer Nights in Calgary

What a wonderful summer we’ve been having this year in Calgary; the sun and its heat has been out in full force.  Many of us are having a hard time sleeping in the heat and don’t have the luxury of air conditioning. It’s unusual for Calgary to have such long stretches of warm weather and our sleep quality suffers.  Sleep is crucial for our mental and physical health and it is important we try to beat the heat as best we can.  Tips from our health clinic and walk in clinic in Calgary

We read up on sleep hacks and tricks for getting through these hot summer nights and picked our  6 favorite tips.  Some seem like common sense and others are pretty wacky.  However, when it’s 30 degrees inside our bedroom and we have to get to sleep anything is worth a try.

Use Cotton Sheets

Save the satin, silk, or polyester sheets for cooler nights. Light-colored bed linens made of lightweight cotton are breathable and excellent for promoting ventilation and airflow in the bedroom.

Freeze the Sheets

Stick sheets in the freezer for a few minutes before bed. We recommend placing them in a plastic bag first. Granted, this won’t keep you cool all night, but it will provide a brief respite from heat, hopefully long enough for you to fall asleep and for the cooler night air to make its way into your bedroom.

Use a Hot (Cold) Water Bottle

Buy a  hot water bottle In winter, fill it with boiling water for toasty toes without cranking the thermostat. During summer, stick it in the freezer to create a bed-friendly ice pack.

Turn the Fan Around

If you thought fans are just for blowing hot air around, think again! Point fans out the windows so they push hot air out, and adjust ceiling fan settings so the blades run counter-clockwise, pulling hot air up and out instead of just twirling it around the room.

Make your own A/C

Make a DIY air conditioner by positioning a shallow pan or bowl (a roasting pan works nicely) full of ice in front of a fan. The breeze will pick up cold water from the ice’s surface as it melts, creating a cooling mist.


Get a leg up on hydration by drinking a glass of water before bed. Tossing and turning and sweating at night can result in dehydration, so get some H20 in the tank beforehand. (Pro tip: Just eight ounces will do the trick, unless you’re really into those 3 a.m. bathroom runs.)

For more great tips and hacks on how to beat the summer heat check out the full article

24 Tricks to Survive Hot Summer Nights (Without AC).

If you think you got too much sun exposure,  suffered a heat stroke or require medical attention please come in see one of our family doctors at our health clinic in Douglasglen, Calgary SE or at our health clinic at the Calgary Airport. Walk-ins are welcome, and the wait time is usually very short or none at all.

Medical clinic at the Calgary Airport

PrimeCARE Health Medical Clinic is celebrating one year since opening the Calgary International Airport location!

Do you have a family doctor?
Perhaps you need physio therapy?
How about a great massage?

PrimeCARE Health Medical Clinic at the Calgary Airport, located on the Departures level just between Purdy’s chocolate and Starbucks, offers all those services. 

Advantages to having your family doctor at the Calgary airport include:

The airport is a place of fun and excitementmedical clinic at the Calgary Airport
Not everybody likes to go to the doctor but going to the airport is fun for most people no matter what the occasion. At the airport it’s likely you will catch the excitement of the visitors who are coming to our city or those travelers who are leaving for a nice vacation. I know, I pick up on this when I drive somebody out to the airport or go there to take a flight. Besides, there are a lot of fun activities the whole family can enjoy. One common fun activity is simply watching the airplanes… If you live in one of the communities close to the airport (such as: Skyview Ranch, Castelridge, Falconridge, Martindale, Whitehorn, etc..) we invite you to consider using our health services.

Don’t have to wait days or weeks to get an appointment
The family doctors at the airport, Dr. Ravi Patel and Dr. Krystal Hennig, are accepting new patients and you will most likely get more personal attention from them then from the average family doctor in Calgary since their schedule is not overloaded. Dr. Krystal Hennig also specialized in women’s health.

Easy access for the Calgary airport employees
Having a medical clinic at the airport is very handy for all the employees who work at the various business at the airport. If you are one of these employees, you could simply schedule an appointment for you lunch hour or just before or after work (depending on your shift) and save yourself an extra trip from going to a doctor in your free time.

Walk-in clinic with short or no wait times
You have a condition that just can’t wait? PrimeCARE Health offers walk-in services. No matter if you work at the airport, have a regular family doctor or you are in transition, traveling you are welcome to pop in and seek medical help if you need it immediately.

Physical therapymassage therapy & physio therapy at the Calgary Airport health clinic
Got injured? Need a physical therapist? Josh Collier, the physio therapist on locations will be more then happy to see you on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Again, very convenient, especially if you work at the airport.

Massage therapy
Hard day at work? Travelling left you all stiff and achy? Jasmin Chan will help you relax and rejuvenate so you can continue on with your day feeling great.

Call for an appointment or simply walk into our modern facility!



Medical Clinic parking info – Calgary International Airport

PrimeCARE Health Medical Clinic is located inside the Calgary International Airport on the Departure level next to Starbucks and Purdy’s chocolate.

Did you know there is a 2 hour free parking for any patient visiting the clinic?

  • Enter Long Term Lot Parkade P2
  • Park on any level (2 to 7). Take stairs or elevator to parkade level 2
  • Parkade level 2 provides direct access via sidewalk to the departures level

Watch this video to see where to park and how to make sure you get the 2 hour free parking when visiting the medical clinic. Call 587-317-9444 to book or for more info.