Best Advice of the Week: Making “Toe Peeks” Unnecessary

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!

6 Responses to Best Advice of the Week: Making “Toe Peeks” Unnecessary

  1. C. Beth says:

    Definitely a great solution!

  2. Hilary says:

    Sounds like a great idea. I’m always cold.. unless it’s summer, and I have two fairly heavy blankets on my bed so I often play the “top blanket be gone!” game, too. I think I just need a new body thermostat..

  3. Angela says:

    Any hint for a good night’s sleep is always useful!!! 🙂

  4. Carla says:

    Thanks Sandra for another good tip. I’m still using the one about writing numbers in the air – in fact, I use it a lot.

  5. Linda says:

    We, too, use a sheet and light blanket on our bed; and we each have a smaller separate blanket to put on top of that on an as-needed basis. Doug’s and my internal thermostats are not synchronized, so I sometimes need to resort to the toe peeks in spite of our creative blanketing techniques. 🙂

  6. Sandra says:

    Beth — Thanks.

    Hilary — The person who someday invents an adjustable personal thermostat will make millions, and that will be mostly from post-menopausal women! 🙂

    Angela — And, believe me, that becomes more of a challenge as you get older! 🙂

    Carla — That tickles me that I gave a hint which helps you regularly. Thanks for telling me! 🙂

    Linda — As you know, we have that problem too. But, over-all I’d say we still won in the husband lottery! (But let’s not tell them. Let’s continue to call them our” first husband” — to keep them on their toes!) 🙂

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