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    Default Re: Love my electric blanket

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    I don't like them. I just use fleece sheets and lots of blankets so no need my bed is toasty and warm without any extra heat source.
    One of these mornings it was 10 degrees in my house and I was actually a little too hot in my bed. The memory foam topper on my mattress helps too.
    Agree. I have always hated the damned things, even when living in the South Island - they are unnecessary, and I have never been able to come to grips with the idea that they have been known to cause house fires. I don't mind the brief cold snap when I first get into bed - it is actually a bit of thrill to be honest.

    Over the years I have slowly ditched artificial fabrics on the bed - cotton sheets and woollen blankets are what I have gone back to by preference. Even in Taupo in mid winter I sleep under one sheet and two blankets homespun and crocheted by SWMBO, with a cotton covered down pillow. Fleece blankets/ acrylic duvets etc make me sweat, and your skin can't breathe. In the campervan I wrap myself in a Fairydown duvet covered with a cotton duvet cover in the winter, or a cotton sheet in the summer.

    The key to warmth in the winter is what is under you, and we have a mattress with a woollen topper pad attached that keeps us warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurferJoe46 View Post
    .Sumpthin' wrong with dat woman -
    I had that exact problem but after 40 years (coming up in December) I think I've solved it

    The trick is not to have excess blanketing at head level but make all blanketing end 70% up the bed, with no bunching or folding. If any bunching or folding is required, make S-folds at ankle level NOT at head level

    The idea is that if one person prefers warmth they can snuggle down a bit while the person preferring cold can crawl up a bit.

    Crawling up a bit doesn't work if there is bunching of blankets at head level because the blankets tend to move up too...

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    Default Re: Love my electric blanket

    Quote Originally Posted by John H View Post

    The key to warmth in the winter is what is under you, and we have a mattress with a woollen topper pad attached that keeps us warm.
    I'm quite happy with just a duvet. Even in Southland....
    But husband is thin to say the least.

    he has his electric blanket, duvet, and a wool blanket (his side only.
    We have a wool underlay electric blanket, cost a fortune years ago....

    He's justa wee cold thing.

    Currently sitting in thin long sleeved tshirt, thicker long sleeved t shirt, thin jumper, and wool lined jacket and woll beanie.
    In lounge.

    I'm in a tshirt and thin cardi.

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    Sounds all well and good - but the woman insists that the window be open all the time in the room. Our house in Montana sits above the 45th parallel so we get some well-under 0F temperature in the winter.

    It's just that I refuse to wake up with snow drifts on me. Seriously!

    She now has a north eastern exposure bedroom all to herself and I sleep on the south western side. We meet in the middle for meals and - things.

    She gets the sunrise, I get the sunset.

    Thankfully all three bedrooms in this house have a full bath with a shower stall and a garden tub, so nobody suffers for lack of hygiene.


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    Default Re: Love my electric blanket

    I have an electric blanket on my bed that hasn't been switched on in at least 3 years and just cotton sheets, a couple of blankets and a cheap bed cover. I sleep this way all winter even on the -7c nights

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    Default Re: Love my electric blanket

    -7C = 19.4F - so that's just barely below freezing of 32F.

    Try sleeping that way at -28.8C/-20F which we have to do here for a week or so every winter.


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    Who would choose to do that not any sane person.

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