Beating The Nighttime Heat

Lately my wife and I have been having trouble sleeping due to the heat in our new condo. I got the idea that we could use the humidifier to cool off the room. I had an old humidifier sitting around and I recalled some digg or slashdot article on makeshift refrigerators that used evaporating water to keep food cold. After telling a few people about my efforts I've found out that devices called swamp coolers have been around a while and are great at cooling off for dry climates. The humidifier alone was okay, but we turned it up a notch by adding a fan over top of it to circulate the cold air blowing from it a bit more. Tonight I've added a tray of ice cubes to the reservoir, hopefully this will get us down another degree.