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Outdoorlicious All About Outdoor Living Blog Sleeping Porch

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In the south, there is a room in many older homes that is called a sleeping porch.  Typically located on the upper level, the purpose was to take advantage of the breeze to help one sleep comfortably before air conditioning.

Outdoorlicious All About Outdoor Living Blog Sleeping Porch

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Often placed on a corner of the home in order to take advantage of cross breezes, the sleeping porch offered a bit of relief from the hot stuffy interior bedroom.

Outdoorlicious All About Outdoor Living Blog Sleeping Porch

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Today, few homes have sleeping porches, but they seem to be making a comeback on some of the newer, southern style homes.  Such an OUTDOORLICIOUS! idea is a part of the old south that is delicious and worth restoring.

Outdoorlicious All About Outdoor Living Blog Sleeping Porch

I really would love one at my home.  Imagine the soft breeze gently blowing and the sound of crickets and tree frogs lulling you to sleep.

Outdoorlicious All About Outdoor Living Blog Sleeping Porch

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A word of caution for those of you who have allergies. A sleeping porch may not be such a good idea if you suffer from a nasty reaction to what is blooming outside. A sleeping porch would probably make your misery even worse.

If you don’t have serious allergy problems to contend with, you may want to consider adding a sleeping porch to your home. Incorporating a day bed or a day bed porch swing into an existing porch or patio area would be a very cost effective way of bringing a touch of old southern charm into your home. Preferably the porch or patio area should be screened-in so that you can enjoy the feeling of sleeping outside without being bothered by bugs.

Outdoorlicious All About Outdoor Living Blog Sleeping Porch

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