@Gypsigirl213@PlutoIsAPlanet I’ve discovered that a heating pad works great, doesn’t heat up the whole bed so I’m sweating, and the two hour timer works perfectly. I slept on one all last winter and just found it under the bed yesterday!
@Gypsigirl213 I think it’s a conspiracy to make us buy new electric blankets. My electric blankets used to last at least 5 or 6 years, now I’m lucky if I get can get through the season.
Edit: I just bought a new one with a 5 year guarantee. They will replace it, no questions asked, EXCEPT if it has dog hair on it. I guess that leaves me SOL, (even though Lady never gets on the bed). I’d never get all of her hair off of it.
@Gypsigirl213@RiotDemon I guess I’ve never told you how smart Lady is. She has trained each and every one of her hairs to deeply embed themselves in all fabrics, which then allows her hairs to laugh at someone using a meager lint roller.
@Barney oooh, she might of learned that from my girl. The last time I had a car professionally detailed they left their little rubber brush on my floorboard. Best thing ever for ridiculously embedded hairs.
Sheets, comforter, weighted blanket, fleece blanket, and usually a microwaved heat pack or electric heat pad right before bed. Probably gonna add another fleece blanket for good measure since my heating vent is currently covered up
@Kidsandliz@Peggyths my bookcase in the loft has 2 heater vents in the back of it. I just don’t put any books on those shelves in front of the vents. Heat comes out the vents, across the floor then the ceiling fan forces it down to the living room. Works for the A/C also…
Gotta have the dog. Of course, she always wants to take her half out of the middle. But love to sneak my cold feet under her when I can, and she is usually too sound asleep to even notice. (Now, if she would just keep her gas to herself, …)
Sheets, quilted blanket, winter comforter and cat protector bedspread (to catch the claw snags and keep the cat hair and occasional fur ball from the bed linen). The whole setup is nice and heavy and holds heat so no weighted blankets needed.
I like my bedroom to be ~65°F for sleeping and when it is this temperature, I use a sheet, comforter and top sheet (an older sheet to keep some of the cat fur off of the comforter).
I almost always kick this off overnight and in the morning pull the covers over me for 10-20 minutes so I can warm up enough to get up.
When the Spring weather starts warming things up, I’ll swap the comforter for an open weave cotton blanket and eventually lose everything except for just a sheet. I am too cheap to use A/C to get my bedroom below 78°F even when it is really hot in the Summer. Fortunately, my basement stays at or below 69°F year round, so when it is really hot I sleep down there.
@Gypsigirl213 I’ve wanted a German Shepherd for years but have avoided getting any dog due to my relatively random work schedule with occasional 12 hour days. My girlfriend has always had dogs (currently a maltipoo-shitzu mix, prior to that a toy poodle and larger dogs before I knew her) and when she eventually moves in I’m guessing we’ll probably have a small dog rather than a GSD but we’ll have to see.
Waterbed, sheet, blanket, comforter. (Down comforter in winter.) The wife likes the bedroom cold, so the bed is like a little island of heat in a cold, cold ocean. Or maybe it’s like a little ocean of heat in the middle of a cold, cold island.
@DonBirren@Kidsandliz Same here, tho only two cats and a queen-sized bed, so I wouldn’t need a bigger bed.
Heat has started to come on the last week or two… Small Cat (aka Diva) has begun to sleep on the radiators again and is loving it. Big Cat (Sammy) is less of a heat vampire and more interested in sleeping near me when I’m relatively stationary.
@baqui63 I grew up with radiators (in the snow belt) and joke that I come from a long line of radiator sitters. My cats would love those. I’ve had cats block heat vents by sitting on them too. As right now my heat is only in one room via a motel style heater/AC I have two heated pads (one is part of a cat bed) for them. Those are often usually occupied. I do have several who want to be with me at all times and so when I go into the other room follow me whether or not it is cold in there.
Unzipped, unfolded heavy sleeping bag used like a comforter, pulled over my head so that trapped warm breath heats up my nest until I am sufficiently warm or pull it down while gasping for air, whichever comes first. Sheets preferably flannel. Any available animals and/or opposite-sex adult humans for added warmth and comfort.
Long John’s, Union suit, compression socks, wool socks, fluffy pants, oversized thermal, Himalayan boot slippers, neck warmer, fingertipless jersey gloves, beanie, and flannel robe! I do NOT get cold!!! Toss in the fireplace, but we keep the house at 58 degrees to save money. The clothes last forever and are needed. The heat costs $$$. And the fireplace runs on wood I get from work for free.
Long John’s, Union suit, compression socks, wool socks, fluffy pants, oversized thermal, Himalayan boot slippers, neck warmer, fingertipless jersey gloves, beanie, and flannel robe! I do NOT get cold!!! Toss in the fireplace,
Doesn’t it get expensive to toss all that in the fireplace…
all year: 4 pillows, fitted sheet, fake down comforter inside a cover.
cold weather: add a body pillow for me, and an extra comforter (plain cheap fluffy cotton thing) for my partner. sometimes i also take the couch blanket (king size chenille thing) to bed and just bunch it up along the body pillow side. i basically build a nest around me during winter without adding layers on top of me. i run very warm year round.
years ago I was a volunteer firefighter. When we had a fire I would jump out of bed, grab whatever I had worn the day before, throw it on then hit the station to roll out with the truck.
After a fire one night I was getting out of my turnout gear and realized my shirt didn’t seem to fit very well.
When I looked down I could see a tag… in the front of my neck, so the shirt was backwards,
and inside out…
and it was my wife’s… No wonder it fit funny!
Flannel sheets and a 100% hand quilted award winning quilt my mom made for our 25th anniversary. Wool batting makes it warm yet breathable and heavy (that’s why I never buy the weighted blankets, I guess). Also, the domestic animals are NEVER going to sleep on that.
I still feel wool is just about the best fiber you can get for most cooler conditions. Merino especially because it’s soft against the skin.
Living in Southern California, cold weather means I will turn off my fan and maybe (likely not) use a single flat bed sheet as a blanket. More than likely, I will be mostly sleeping on top of just my fitted sheet.
FL, so… no comforter. I keep some blankets on the couch because the ceiling fan blows the AC directly at the couch and people get cold. Sometimes I’ll grab one of those and take it into the bedroom if I’m cold.
I guess if it were ever cold enough I could grab a sleeping bag from my camping gear in the garage.
Comforter (from woot if I remember correctly… or maybe from here?)
flannel sheets when the temp drops down suffciently
My wife keeps me around to provide her with the necessary thermal adjustment after those.