The leaves are changing color, the days are getting shorter, and the temperature is dropping. It's officially fall, which means it's time to switch from summer bedding to fall / winter bedding. If you're starting to experience cold feet at night, it might be time to make the switch! In this blog post, we'll discuss when to make the change and what you need to do in order to prepare your bedroom for cooler nights.
Cold Feet At Night - Add More Weight
For many people, the first sign that it's time to switch from summer bedding to fall / winter bedding is when they start to experience cold feet at night. If you find yourself waking up with cold feet, it means that your body is losing heat faster than it can produce it. This can be due to a number of factors, but the most likely culprit is your bedding.
If you're using a lightweight comforter or quilt in the summer, it's not going to be enough to keep you warm in the fall / winter. You'll need to add more weight in order to maintain a comfortable temperature at night. A duvet insert is a great option for adding extra warmth to your bed. It's filled with down or synthetic fibers and is heavier than a comforter or quilt. You can also upgrade your bedding by purchasing an all-season duvet insert for body-temperature regulation year-round.
How To Store Summer Bedding During Fall & Winter
Once you've made the switch to fall / winter bedding, you'll need to find a place to store your summer bedding. The best way to store bedding is in a cool, dry place. A closet or dresser drawer is a great option. If you don't have enough space in your bedroom, consider storing your summer bedding in a storage bin in the basement or attic. Label the bin, so you know what's inside and where to find it when spring arrives! You can also add in a couple of scented drawer sachets to keep your bedding smelling fresh while it's nicely stored out of sight.
Best Bedroom Essentials For A Cozy Night
While switching from summer to fall / winter bedding is a must as we transition into the colder months of the year, there are a number of other ways to make your bedroom a snug place to sleep. If you want to stay cozy all fall / winter long, consider investing in a few of these essentials:
- A quality mattress: Your mattress is the foundation of a good night's sleep. If it's time for an upgrade, consider purchasing a new one before winter really sets in.
- Warm bedroom lighting or fairy lights: Winter evenings can often feel long and dark. So make sure to add some warm lighting to your bedroom to create a cozy atmosphere.
- If you're prone to cold feet at night, a hot water bottle can make a world of difference. Fill a hot water bottle with warm water and place it at the foot of your bed before you get in. This will help keep your feet warm all night long.
- Winter PJs: Invest in a cozy pair of winter pajamas that you can't wait to wear at night. This will make getting into bed feel extra special. And before heading to bed, make yourself a milky drink with honey and cardamon to naturally induce sleep.