It's now that time of year to get the warm winter bedding and winter bed sheets out. Traditional bedding made of natural materials and the addition of modern bedding, will keep you warm on a cold night. Consider adding layers to your bed:
- Wool mattress toppers
- High thread-count linen bed sheets or cotton flannelette bed sheets
- Mid-weight wool blankets
- Winter warmth wool quilts
Some areas of Australia can get quite cold during the winter months, especially in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Coastal Australia can also feel quite cold - even though the temperature may be warmer; this is because the moist air draws more heat from our body than dry air.
The secret to getting your bed ready for winter is to create loft and trap air in layers above your mattress and around you. Layering will allow you to adjust how warm you are in bed throughout the night as your bedroom temperature and body temperature changes. For most people, body temperature is naturally the lowest between 2 am and 6 am, which is typically the coldest hours in the bedroom.
The first step is to insulate, and you can do this by using a wool mattress topper. If you do use an electric blanket to warm your bed up, this should be placed beneath your mattress topper. It is perfectly safe to use an electric blanket with a MiniJumbuk mattress topper.
Cover your wool mattress topper with a high-quality linen or cotton fitted bed sheet along with a flat sheet. High-thread count, natural fibre bed sheets wick humidity away from your skin and are easier to wash and dry than thick bedding.
If you really feel the cold, add a middle-weight blanket such as our Merino Soft blanket or Waverley blanket. Top the blanket with your favourite winter wool quilt such as our Warm or Thermal quilt, we recommend airing your quilt before putting it on your bed. The wool inside the quilt will love some fresh air and sunshine before going onto your bed for winter. Alternatively if you don't get really cold at night, use your choice of winter wool quilts.
Sleep studies show we get deeper sleep in a cooler bedroom, so it's a good idea to turn heating down if you have it in your bedroom, not only will this help you sleep better but also save energy and money. Draw your bedroom curtains or close your bedroom blinds to insulate your room. If wind and drafts are a problem it may be worth checking out the seals on your windows and doors.
Sleep better with MiniJumbuk!