It isn't always easy to get a good night's sleep, especially during those warm nights when all you can do is toss, turn, fidget and wonder if you can afford to turn on the air conditioner.
But such uncomfortable nights may become a thing of the past, thanks to George J. Greene Jr., of Larue, Tex.
The 53-year-old mechanical engineer recently received a patent for an invention he calls the Cooling Cover. It is basically the summer equivalent of the electric blanket.
He explains: "You really need air conditioning the most at night. But since you are staying in one place, you don't need to cool down the entire room."
Forces Air Into Mat
The Cooling Cover is a small refrigeration and blower unit, about the size of a two-gallon gas can, that is joined by a tube to an inflatable plastic mat.