If you are a woman of a certain age, or if you live with a woman of a certain age, one of the things you may have to deal with is menopause. Even though menopause is a perfectly natural occurrence, and some women even sail through it with ease, there are other women who have so much trouble with menopause symptoms. ONe of the worst menopause symptoms is the hot flash. Hot flashes come over you all of a sudden out of nowhere, and there is nothing that is strong enough to get you feeling cool again. When I was suffering through menopause symptoms for about two years, my best friend was my air conditioner. I never ran the a/c more in my life than I did during those two years. I was forever adjusting the thermostat down so the a/c could give me some relief. Since I am hot-natured anyway and have always been heavy-handed with the a/c, it only got worse when I reached those two years worth of hot flashes. If you have a woman in your life who is suffering from hot flashes, she would probably be extra happy with you if you got her a portable a/c unit or even a window air conditioner that she could put in the living room or bedroom. That way, you could give the central cooling system a bit of a break and still keep your woman happy. Between pregnancy and menopause, women can be hard on the a/c!