Figuring out how to keep warm in bed during the chilly winter months can be a challenge, especially if you're the type of person who feels the cold very easily.
No one likes climbing between icy sheets after a long day, but the good news is that there are many simple things you can do to keep your bed nice and cosy without running up your electricity bill.
In this guide, the bedding experts at Christy share their top tips for how to keep your bed warm in winter so that you can enjoy a restful night's sleep no matter how cold it gets.
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1. Choose bed sheet materials that retain heat
Some materials are better at retaining heat than others, so it's important to make sure you have some insulating bed sheets that won't let the heat escape during the night.
Breathable organic cotton is one of the best year-round bed sheet materials. It’s made from two soft, light layers stitched together, which makes it great at trapping air. This means your bed will stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, making these sheets a worthwhile addition to your linen closet.
Christy's Organic Cotton Fitted Sheet is the ideal base layer for your winter bedding. Not only will it retain heat to keep you cosy throughout the night - it's also sumptuously soft for a soothing night's sleep.
2. Layer up with sheets and blankets
To keep the heat in, make sure you layer your sheets and blankets rather than just using one thick comforter or duvet on its own. When you do this, the hot air becomes trapped between each layer so it can't escape as easily, keeping your bed warm.
Start with a top sheet as your first layer, ideally one made from a soft and breathable material like Christy's Egyptian Cotton Flat Sheet. This layer is so thin you might not even notice it's there, but it will make all the difference when it comes to keeping the heat in.
Next, add your duvet or comforter. For winter, it's best to use a duvet that has a high tog value - we'll explain what this means a little later on.
Finally, a warm blanket on top is sure to keep you toasty and make sure that the heat from your bed goes nowhere. We recommend something like Christy's Cosy Throw blanket, which is designed to match beautifully with any of Christy's bed linen sets.
3. Use a warmer duvet
This one probably goes without saying, but the warmer your duvet is, the warmer your bed will be.
A duvet’s ability to retain heat is measured in 'togs'. Therefore the higher the tog value, the warmer the duvet will be. In summer, most people will use a duvet that has a tog value between 3.5 and 7.5, while in winter, a tog value of 10.5 to 13.5 is best.
Christy has a wide range of luxury duvets for all seasons, but our Luxury Microfibre 13.5 Tog Duvet is the one you need to stay warm on those cold winter nights. Made from indulgently soft microfibres, going to sleep with this cosy duvet feels like being wrapped up in a cloud.
4. Snuggle up with a hot water bottle
Another way to keep your bed warm in winter is by using a hot water bottle. Simply fill it with hot water and place it under your duvet a few minutes before you get into bed.
If you've layered up your bedding as we've already suggested, the heat from the hot water bottle will be kept in and your bed should stay nice and toasty all night long, even after the bottle itself has cooled down.
5. Pick warmer blankets
The material and weave of your blankets can make all the difference when it comes to keeping yourself warm in bed.
Materials like wool and fleece are the best at retaining heat, but any blanket that is knitted should keep you toasty no matter what material it's made from. This is because the spaces between the yarn fibres trap the warmth of your body and stop the heat from escaping.
When it comes to warm blankets, there's nothing quite as snug as Christy's Oslo throw blanket. Made from super soft knit cotton fabric for maximum warmth, this is the perfect blanket to snuggle up with when the temperature drops.
6. Put a mattress topper on your bed
As well as protecting your mattress and making your bed that extra bit comfortable, mattress toppers are great at retaining heat. They're natural insulators, which makes them a warming addition to your bed on chilly nights.
Chances are you already have a mattress topper on your bed, but if it's only thin then you might want to consider upgrading to a thicker one for the winter. Not only will it keep you warmer, but it'll also make your bed even more soft and inviting.
Christy's Luxury Mattress Topper is the ultimate in comfort. Sink into this ultra-indulgent mattress topper after a long day and drift peacefully into the land of nod in its warm embrace.
Get cosy this winter with Christy's luxurious range of bedding
Now that you know how to keep warm in bed, enjoy blissful sleep even on the coldest winter nights with Christy's dreamy bedding collection. Every piece in our bedding range is crafted using the finest fabrics and with the utmost attention to detail, all to provide you with the ultimate sleep experience.
Settle down into velvety soft cotton fitted sheets, envelope yourself in the comforting embrace of one of our sumptuous duvets, and sink your head into pillows that feel softer than a cloud. You'll never want to leave your bed again.
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