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Winter is coming: How to keep warm in bed
Winter is approaching quicker than you realise; soon those warm toasty evenings will morph into cold, bitter nights. Sure, you think you’re prepared - you’ve bought a thicker duvet after all. Unfortunately, keeping warm through winter is a bit trickier than that. There are a few things you can do to help you out though, so we’ve decided to compile three brilliant tips to help get you through this winter.
Let’s make this winter a little more toasty, ey!
Sort out your mattress!
Yes, even your mattress is important through winter. Think about it, all that body heat that travels downwards through your mattress, it’s all going to waste. If your mattress is unable to retain heat, what use does it have? Fortunately, you’ve got a couple of options; you could go ahead and purchase a seasonal mattress, which it a turn-able mattress with one thinner side - perfect for summer - and one thicker side, perfect winter. The other option is to purchase a mattress topper, which will help retain heat but also increase the life of your mattress! Either option works well, but maybe you could combine the two!
That’s a double whammy right there.
Eat, eat and eat!
Eating well is imperative to get you through the cold winter months as it provides you with a vital energy supply. This is important whether you’re about to go to bed or not, as you’re going to need a larger energy supply to keep your body heat up to check. So, stock up on the porridge and hot chocolate, because a hot brew before bed will work wonders, especially when you’ve got your bed sorted out as well.
Duvet problems? Get it TOGether
Excuse the pun but sorting out your duvet is probably one of the most important steps you can take if you’re trying to keep warm at night. If your mattresses’ ‘tog rating’ - which is the standard measurement of a duvet’s ability to retain heat - is less than 8 through winter, it’s going to take you a while to get warm. A rule of thumb is for you to add around five tog(s) to your summer duvet. So, for example, if you sleep comfortably with 4.5 tog(s) through summer, you should buy a 10 tog for winter. This is rule of thumb of course. All you can do is buy a duvet and test it out; if you’re too still too cold, take a look at Bedstar’s range here!