Staying warm at night is crucial to a good night’s sleep during the cold winter months. Most of us will resort to sticking the heating on, but leaving it on all night can be very expensive, especially with the rising cost of utilities. To counteract this many people will choose to put layers on, but this can be uncomfortable to sleep in and may result in getting too warm. Fortunately, there are ways you can keep warm and toasty during the evening without extortionate bills or discomfort.
The best way to avoid layers and costly bills is to buy specialised heated wearables. If you prefer wearing only one or two layers it’s worth investing in the Cozee Waist Warmer. This electric, heated waistband can be charged to provide 3-5 hours of heat, keeping you warm on even the coldest of nights. It has the added benefit of soothing aches and pains, as these can flair up more severely in the winter. Simply adjust it to the area of your torso you want heated and you’re good to go.
If heated clothing still feels too restrictive or is overly warm, then you may want to consider heated bed accessories instead. Items like a Comfi Heated Blanket – available as both over and under variants – can provide additional warmth without needing to add more clothing. The over blanket is soft to the touch and has six heat settings, so you avoid getting too hot. Whereas the under blanket has three settings, but can act as mattress protector as well. No matter which one you choose you’ll stay warm at night even with lightweight pyjamas.
Staying warm at night isn’t only about when we’re asleep, it’s also essential to stay warm for those late nights in front of the telly. One of the areas of the body that goes cold quickest is the feet. Not only will body heat escape here, but it can be uncomfortable and even painful when very cold. The Comfi Foot Warmer is a both fleece lined and electronically heated, so you can regulate it to the perfect heat for your feet or save energy and use the lining alone. As an added bonus you can remove the inner lining and machine wash it, preventing it getting dirty or smelly over time.
For many people, once they’re asleep they’re out like a light, no matter the temperature. The tricky part is getting to sleep in the first place. Simple accessories like the Microwaveable Slippers Neck Warmer Set are great for staying warm just before you drift off. This particular set can – unsurprisingly – be put in the microwave to be heated up. Then place it against you for a gentle, soothing heat. The warmth also helps alleviate aches and pains that may otherwise keep you awake when you want to get to sleep at night.