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.
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.
Today, few homes have sleeping porches, but they seem to be making a comeback on some . . . → Read More: Sleeping Al Fresco