How To Keep Your Bed Warm In Winter
- Does making your bed make it warmer?
- Would a mattress topper help in Winter?
- What duvet tog should I be using in Winter?
- Is it advisable to use a heater?
- Should I keep the central heating on at night?
- Someone said to use clingfilm on windows to keep warm. Is this a myth?
- What’s the best material for bed covers during Winter?
- Is an electric blanket a good idea or are they unreliable?
- How much electricity does an electric blanket use?
- Is there a mattress that can keep me warm?
As much as making your bed helps it to look warm and inviting, turning it into a cosy environment to keep in the warmth is important even though once you’ve left your bed a while it will cool to room temperature again. It’s more beneficial to use products to keep the heat from escaping and layer up your bed so it remains warm for when you need it to be.
A mattress topper is a warm comfortable layer of material that lies across the top of your mattress, providing you with an extra layer of cushioned comfort and warmth throughout the night – perfect for the frosty winter season ahead. We sell them in store so do ask us which one is right for you.
A duvet's tog rating is important as it relates to its warmth (but not its weight, which depends on filling). The higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet, with 2.5 – 7 tog perfect for spring and summer and 10.5 – 13.5 ideal for autumn and winter. If you are a cover kicker you can always adjust accordingly and use layers for an extra warmth boost.
A modern space heater can be very safe to keep on for long unsupervised periods of time, including while sleeping. Be sure your heater is certified by one of the three major testing organizations and has features like automatic shutoff, tip over protection, a shut off timer, and adjustable thermostat. We would suggest that it’s good to sleep in a cool environment if you can and adjust your covers etc when you feel you need to.
Whilst some people love to stay extra warm and cosy this Winter some experts say getting tucked under the duvet with the thermostat on full blast may be a recipe for a bedtime disaster, making our bodies far too warm to doze off. If the room is too hot then our body needs to work extra hard to regulate our body temperature during the night and this can increase wakefulness and reduce our time in deep, slow wave sleep, which is the all-important restorative sleep, enabling us to feel rested and energetic the next day.
Putting cling film on single glazed windows does in fact help to reduce energy loss. By providing a second barrier to heat transfer, it creates a very basic – and inexpensive – 'double glazing' system. Having said this, it doesn’t look particularly great so it isn’t really advisable.
In general, experts recommend flannel, fleece or cotton sateen sheets during cold nights, as they can be made from materials that trap body heat and provide greater insulation for cold nights
There’s nothing more inviting than a toasty-warm bedroom on a cold winter night. Instead of using your heater, you can escape the chill (and avoid a higher energy bill) with a cost-effective, cosy electric blanket.
Generally electric blankets, which disperse heat through built-in wires, consume little energy. It’s generally recommended to not have it on all night but won’t break the bank.
Foam mattresses often sleep the warmest because the foam absorbs and traps body heat. Beds that conform closely to the body generally provide the best pressure relief. However, deep contouring can also cause you to feel too warm because you'll experience less surface airflow. It’s best to come and try out the mattresses in store to weigh up the benefits and find your perfect match.