Bundled Beds: The Key to a Warm Night’s Sleep

Bundled Beds: The Key to a Warm Night’s Sleep

MaryAnne Petrella
Jan 20, 2011

Our bedroom is cold. Mighty cold. I once left a glass of water on the floor beside the nightstand and in the morning it was half frozen. Ok, so I don't actually turn on the baseboard heater in that room, but the blasted thing barely works and this way I can position our bed exactly where I want it, (namely in front of said heater). Regardless, I found the perfect way to stay toasty on the bitterest of nights. The way to warmth is all about layers. Sure, you've heard this one before, but there is more to it than piling on a couple of comforters.

1. Start with good cotton flannel sheets. A hot water bottle strategically positioned where your feet will soon be is an added bonus; place it between the top and bottom sheets prior to brushing you teeth. Trust me.

2. Next, the duvet - and down is definitely preferred. You can find organic options online from retailers like Natural Bed Company.

3. A crucial step of the bedding equation is a quality woven wool blanket. Re-nesters know these can be found easily at many thrift stores. My vintage pink find matches my cat's nose purrfectly.

4. Top everything off with a heavy coverlet or bedspread. The thickness is not as important as the weight. This seals the deal, so to speak.

Now, on the exceptionally cold evenings we switch layers 2 and 3. This really ramps up the warm-o-meter so it's a maneuver best reserved for -20F and below.

Did I mention I live in Canada?

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