How Many Comforters is Enough for Autumn Chill?

How Many Comforters is Enough for Autumn Chill?

Gregory Han
Nov 19, 2009

Alright, we know this query is going to vary quite a bit depending upon where you live, but we were inspired by the amusing and wonderful photo by Lukasz Wierzbowski above, motivating us to ask this very simple question: how many comforters and/or blankets do you currently sleep with on your bed in fall?

As we've reported various times, Emily and I have extremely divergent body temperatures and ideals for sleeping arrangements. So a perfect night for me is way too cold for her, and on those perfect hot summer evenings for Emily, I imagine myself as a suffering sinner being punished in Dante's Divine Comedy as I sweat myself to sleep in bed.

The weather has chilled a bit even here in Southern California, where a Los Angeles autumn evening requires bringing out the nearly forgotten comforters that were stored for months in the closet. But although we agree the bed now requires additional warmth, Emily and I still differ upon how many should be added to the mix. I end up sleeping above the comforters most of the time, but I also hear from some (*cough*female*cough*) friends that they're already sleeping with 3-4 bedding insulation ontop (I know, I know, you Midwesterners and East Coasters are crying us a river without our perception of what defines cold). But there is something quite nice when the weather permits to feel all comfy-cozy underneath the weight and warmth with a pile of comforters which even an Angeleno such as myself looks forward to. But personally we're not quite there yet with bedroom temps that don't require any heating (admittedly we do put on socks and PJ bottoms in the morning, but otherwise shorts and a t-shirt are fine and dandy in November in Los Angeles.)

(Photo used with permission by Lukasz Wierzbowski )

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