5 Things You Can Do To Keep Warm At Night

5 Things You Can Do To Keep Warm At Night

As the nights get longer and the temperature suddenly drops, people can find themselves feeling too cold at night. While a lot of people struggle with being too warm to sleep, being too cold can be just as frustrating. 

However, just because the weather is freezing doesn’t mean you have to be. Here are five top tips to keep warm at night. 

1. Use A Thicker Duvet

Many of us don’t think about picking different duvets for each season. Households often use the same duvet throughout the year, despite it being beneficial to opt for a thinner one in the summer and vice-versa. 

If you’re feeling cold at night, consider opting for a thicker duvet instead. Not only will it keep you warm, but it’s extra snuggly too. 

You need to check the tog values of a duvet to find the right one. For winter, it is recommended you use a duvet with a tog value between 13.5 and 15. 

2. Heat Only Your Bedroom At Night

You don’t want to burn money by heating your whole house at night, but you can choose to warm up just your bedroom. Make sure the bedroom door is shut tight and put the heating on to a comfortable level. 

Of course, this may lead to slightly more expensive energy bills, but if it helps you sleep, then it’s worth the money. 

3. Consider Buying A New Mattress 

If you regularly feel cold at night and you’re dreading winter, then consider changing your mattress. Comfort is only half of the mattress equation – you also need to consider factors like temperature and support. 

Memory foam mattresses are known for their comfort, but an added side-effect of their design is their heat retention. If you’re the type of person who is constantly reaching for a jumper when the sun goes down, then a memory foam mattress is definitely for you. 

4. Invest in Some Warm Flannel PJs 

Flannel PJs are perfect for insulation, so be sure to invest in some if you’re too cold at night. Flannel is the best material to sleep in as it traps the most air and provides the greatest amount of insulation layers, plus there is no better feeling than getting ready for bed in some comfy nightwear. 

Flannel blankets are ideal for nights where it’s especially cold, too. Just pop them on top of your duvet and get toasty. 

5. Use a Hot Water Bottle 

Hot water bottles are underrated. All you need to do is fill one with hot water and voila –  it becomes a versatile heating machine! 

We recommend placing it in bed before you sleep, then you can use it however you like. Some people prefer to give it a good hug, while others move it lower down the bed to warm up their feet.  

We hope these simple tips help you keep toasty and snug all through winter. If you have suggestions you’d like to add, leave a comment below.

Kate Dyson

Kate is the Founder of The Motherload, the 'owner' of one husband, two daughters, two cats and one rabbit. She loves wine, loathes exercise and fervently believes in the power of women supporting women. Find me on instagram: @themotherloadhq

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