Stay Warm This Winter In Bed
Winter Bedding Must Haves
Sleep during the winter months can either be unpleasant, uncomfortable and expensive or be one of your most joyous, cozy and quite simply awesome experiences of the year. And which of the two you’re going to end up with depends almost entirely on your bedding. The right bedding can save you money on heating expenses, while at the same time it can also bring you pure happiness. Instead, a poor choice of bedding can result in either heavy, uncomfortable, and suffocating covers, or light covers that are completely insufficient when it comes to keeping you warm.
So, how do we choose? Well, the bad news is that some research and knowledge is required (hence, why we’re making this article). On the other hand, the much better news is that once you familiarize yourself with the matter, you’ll easily start recognizing all the various, great choices ahead of you!
Let’s kick things off with a bit of an unexpected thing – with the mattress pads below us. Yes, the bed covers are not the only things that can keep you warm. A nice set of reversible mattress pads like these Downtown Company Silk Filled Mattress Pads can help keep you warm during winter and cool during summer by a factor of several degrees! If you’re looking for mattress pads for the winter months only, there are also a lot of non-reversible pads out there that are strictly for keeping your bed warm.
The second must-have on our list of winter bedding are the flannel sheets. Any high-quality flannel sheets will add a great deal of warmth to your winter nights. Consider flannel duvet covers as well, if you’re using a duvet.
Speaking of duvets, few things will help your search for warmth more than duvets and comforters. Whether we’re talking about a pure down duvet or comforter, or a synthetic/down mix for those of us tormented by allergies, a nice, breathable duvet or comforter can be your best friend during the cold months. Their size and weight easily trap your body heat and preserve it during the night, without feeling too heavy on your body. Check out our article on the difference between a duvet and a comforter for more information and check some of our great choices like this Anniston Linen Blend Duvet Set or this Lorna Paisley 8pc Comforter Set.
Lest we forget the classic - a nice, comfy blanket! A lot of people today have moved away from blankets altogether, but blankets can still be a faithful companion for us, especially in the cold. Either a bigger, heavier blanket can be used as the main part of your covers, or a light cotton blanket can instead complement the rest of our bedding, making sure that we are as comfortable as possible! Check our Cottonloft All Natural Down Alternative 100% Cotton Filled Blanket if you’re looking for such an addition to your bedroom.
As with everything else, make sure that whatever catches your eye is of high enough quality. A good winter bedding is always quilted, has a nice, breathable filling and is heavy enough to keep you warm, but not too have as to make your sleep uncomfortable. For example, a typical winter duvet will weight somewhere between 300 grams / 10 ounces and 400 grams / 14 ounces.
And that should cover most of it. We hope this article helps you arrange your beddings in such a way that your winter evenings become something to look forward to!
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