Best Bed Upgrades for a Cold Winter

Sleep is hugely important for your overall health and well-being. If you are consistently getting enough sleep, it will be much easier to be able to keep your body at a healthy weight- which can already be tricky during the colder months.

When you are sleeping enough, you are also going to find strong mental health to be more easily attainable. You will also be able to exercise better and more regularly, and enable your body to perform its essential processes more easily and efficiently. Overall, more sleep allows you to be a healthier person.

During cold winters, sleep can be interrupted because of the strong effect of temperature on sleep. It also gets darker earlier in the evening and lighter earlier in the morning, which can disrupt your body’s natural circadian rhythm. 

In order to ensure that your sleep quality stays stable, here are some of the best bed upgrades for a cold winter.

Use Layering

One of the simplest and most effective ways to upgrade your bed for a cold winter is to make use of blanket layering. In other words, several different throws and blankets to layer over each other on your bed. 

When you layer the blankets on your bed, you can control the warmth levels to your personal preferences. You won’t have to worry about getting either too hot or too cold. This is a cost-effective way to control temperature during those winter nights.

Use A Thicker Duvet

If you tend to sleep with a duvet, you might want to think about upgrading to a thicker one just for the winter months. It is generally a very good idea to own a couple of duvets for different seasons- one for summer and one for winter. 

If you prefer to be warmer when you’re sleeping, your winter duvet should be a more cold-weather friendly duvet, such as down or wool. 

If you don’t use a duvet, but some other cover, you should still make sure that it is going to be thick enough for the winter months.

Get A Heated Or Insulated Mattress

If you are looking to purchase a new custom mattress or custom heated mattress pad, one which you might want to consider to keep you comfortable during winter is one that is heated or insulated. A heated mattress or mattress pad will provide you with active warmth throughout the night, while an insulated mattress will retain more of your body warmth. 

It’s up to your personal preferences, but in either case, having a custom luxury mattress that keeps you warm is a great possession to have during the cold winter months.

Flannel Sheets

If you love to cozy up in your bed, purchasing some top quality flannel sheets could be the key to making your bed perfect for you. 

Flannel sheets allow you to add just a little warmth at a time, giving you the ultimate control over how much warmth there is in the bed.

These sheets are ideal for people who live in places where the temperature gets colder, but also tends to fluctuate a little night after night.

These are just some of the things you can do to keep your bed a comfortable temperature in the winter, so you can get the best sleep possible despite the cold.

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