There is both good news and bad news. I will go with the bad news first: winter has no thought of ending soon. I realize I love winter, but I have cold allergies – so I am a serial shiverer. But the good news is: it is easier to heat your bed in winter than to cool down your bed in the summers. In theory, our body heat can be enough if we trap our heat in multiple layers and in a proper way.
10 Ideas to Keep Your Bed Warm
Below we are listing ten ideas to trap heat in your bed easily:
1. Heat The Bedroom only
Heating up your entire home might sound like a good idea, but it is a bad idea in practice. It is inefficient and costly. So it will be far better if you heat the bedroom and shut the door to keep the warmth in. You can always use a room heater but always take safety precautions if it runs all night. That is not a good idea.
2. Flannel Bed Sheets Especially for Winter
It would be best if you buy bedsheets online, made of flannel, especially for the winter season. Flannel is just cotton-treated to make it fluffy and trap heat in a cozy way. Extra fluffiness means more hot air trapped, resulting in a great insulator.
3. Create multiple layers of top sheets, covers, and blankets
One thick blanket works far less effectively than a layer of sheets, covers, and multiple blankets. The heat and hot air get trapped between the layers, and the heat is insulated, thus, keeping the bed warm. Also, you can remove a layer if you get too toasty.
4. Warmer comforter or duvet filling
If using animal parts is not a problem with you, then the best fillings for a duvet are down and feathers. Another option is wool. It is pretty good at trapping heat. If you do not like animal products – hollow fiber is the best option for your duvet filling.
5. Warmer blanket materials
Warm materials are better suited to keep your bed and body warm by covering yourself with a blanket. Wool and cotton fleece are the two warmest materials for this. Sheep and lamb wool is the most commonly used wool for blankets. If cost is not a problem, you can use alpaca, cashmere, merino, etc.
6. Manually heated bedding
A heated mattress pad or electric blankets are a good idea for an extra source of heat. You can remote control the level of heat in this way. It is more costly and customizable. Japan uses heated futons on their bleak midwinters. You can remotely heat your bed even before you get dressed in your nightsuit and get into the bed.
7. Warm air between sheets
If you can not get your hands on heated bedding, you can also rely on blowing hot air over sheets and your body and trapping it in a blanket and covers. You can learn more about it by searching on google.
8. Invest in warm pajamas
Like bedsheets, flannel pajamas are cozy, warm and can trap heat in your body. This increased heat can be trapped in your bed by the usual sheets and blankets. As a plus point, going to the bathroom is less shivery in a flannel pajama.
9. Use a hot water bottle or hot water bag.
A simple hot water bottle or an archaic hot water bag to decrease muscle pain as a source of heat is also a great idea. The heat-trapping part is ensured by your sheets, covers, and blanket already. Please keep it in your bed before you go to dinner. Do not fill it in with boiling water. Be safe.
Finally, a romantic idea is: snuggling up to your partner or your pet can insulate both of your body heat, and the sheets, blankets, and cover can trap it in the bed’s surface. The heat can not escape either if you stay in a close or cuddling or spooning position. Pets’ body temperature is even higher than ours, so they are also a great option if you do not mind the fur they shed all night. A small dog is the equivalent of a hot water bag.