Whenever I think of something I have discovered that I might share as “advice”, it always next occurs to me that maybe everyone else already knows that! So, if you have always done this, just bear with me because I’m sometimes a slow learner and this is something I just discovered.
For me, one of the most common conditions that could interrupt a good night’s sleep was being either too hot or too cold. I always started out with the sheet and blanket covering me. Then, if I got too hot, I would throw the blanket off. But, of course, pretty soon I would wake up again because now I was a little chilly, so I would pull the blanket back over me. Sometimes, instead of this off and on routine, I would stick a foot out from under the covers and that would adjust my “thermostat” just enough. But, of course, as soon as I would fall asleep that foot wouldn’t continue to peek out, so I was doomed to wake up again to make another adjustment.
Of course, not every night was like this, but I also probably don’t always remember when this happened because I made the adjustments while only half awake.
But I have now found a fix for this dilemma that works well for us and I thought I would share it, in case there are some who haven’t already thought of it. My solution is that I replaced the standard weight blanket on our bed with two thin blankets. That gives us another level of “temperature control”. We have both found this to be a great assist to a good night’s sleep. And if I do happen to wake up and am still a little chilly even with both blankets over me, I keep another thin blanket (this one twin-size) in the nightstand drawer so that I can throw it over me too.
Hubby is almost always too warm, so this has worked great for him too, because he can easily use just one of the blankets along with the sheet.
A good night’s sleep always make whatever the next day brings easier to handle, doesn’t it? Happy sleeping!