As the weather turns colder you could find yourself shivering under the blankets, chattering your teeth and struggling to get to sleep. There’s nothing worse than trying to get some restful sleep when jack frost is nipping at your toes. The logical solution is to turn the temperature up on the central heating or even to keep it on during the night. However, with rising heating costs it is wise to consider other options to keep your toesies warm. Here are our top 6 tips to keep warm in bed.
Duvets come in a wide range of togs which is basically their thickness. The higher the tog the thicker the duvet. If your duvet feels a bit on the sparse side, then it is possibly a lower tog. Indeed, it makes sense to have two duvets in the UK, one for the summer and one for the winter. We would recommend a tog of 13.5 or 15 for a winter duvet.
Another great way to keep warm in bed without splashing too much cash is by having different layers on your bed. This is also the perfect solution if you have two people sharing the bed with different temperature preferences. What’s more, the advantage of layers is that you can remove them in the night if you end up being too hot.
Who doesn’t love a good pajama set? When it comes to bed clothes then you should invest in quality fabrics such as silk and cotton. Whilst polyester fabric is often a lot cheaper, you could end up feeling sweaty and uncomfortable. Plus if you like to lounge around in your PJ’s on your day off you can still look great if someone turns up unexpectedly!
If you’re one of the many who always have cold feet, you know who you are!, then bed socks could be a real game changer. Plus, they will benefit your partner from having the shock of cold feet in the middle of the night!
If you don’t have a hot water bottle then this is a must buy if you want to keep warm in bed. Ideally you should put your hot water bottle in your bed at least half an hour before you hit the sack. That way it will be cosy and warm when you get into bed. To get the best out of your hot water bottle you should only fill it half full and push the air out of it before you put the cap on. This helps to keep the hot water bottle lovely and warm for a lot longer. You can thank us for that tip later!
Trying to keep warm in bed is the perfect excuse for snuggling if you’ve got a bed partner. This includes our four-legged friends! Furthermore, all those extra cuddles can help to release the hormone oxytocin which relieves stress and can thus help you sleep even better!