Why does my roommate enjoy such cold air in his bedroom?
January 2, 2010 6:03 AM Subscribe
Why does my roommate enjoy his bedroom being so cold all the time?
posted by fac21 to health & fitness (35 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My roommate is in his late 30s, and I've lived with him about six years. As long as we have lived together, he has had a personal air conditioner in his bedroom, and whenever he's in his room (which is often) he blasts the air conditioner.
Even in the Southern California winter, when our condo is naturally cool inside (around 60 - 65 F), he still insists on blasting the AC in his room. I estimate the AC brought the temperature in his room to around 55 - 60 F.
One explanation I've thought of is that he is a smoker, and perhaps the cold air soothes his lungs. But I have asked a few people for their opinion so far, and they don't think people with smokers' lungs necessarily enjoy cold air all the time. (By the way, he does NOT smoke inside his bedroom.)
I simply cannot understand how a person can enjoy being in a room that cold all the time. Is this just a case of personal preference, or is there a better (medical, biological) explanation for this?