I am not bothered by wool and I feel that it's warmer in bed with the
heavy blankets on the bottom but my girlfriend is itched by wool and she
feels the heavy blankets should go on top with the softer cotton furry
blankets on bottom with the thin light down blankets in the middle.
Who is right for the most warmth?
Heavy blankets on top?
Heavy blankets on bottom?
Comfort is determined by how well you trap air (and, to some
degree, moisture -- your body's evaporative cooling).
Assuming you don't have "supplemental heating" (electric
blanket/mattress pad, "another warm body", etc.), you stay warm
by keeping the heat that your body generates from slipping away
Most radiates "out the top" surface. So, anything that prevents
that air from continuing up towards the ceiling is keeping you
But, what you sleep *on* can also pull heat away from your body
or act to trap it, depending on the material. An unheated water
bed will leave you feeling cold regardless of the number of
blankets on top of you -- it's thermal mass sucks the heat out
of your body too effectively. OTOH, some mattress materials
trap a lot of heat and leave you sweating even with nothing
covering your body (depending on humidity levels, this can
leave you very cold from evaporative losses -- or, just "sticky").
[I think many of the early "memory foam" beds had this problem;
the mattress didn't "breathe" enough so the sleeping surface
just keeps getting warmer and warmer -- even if the other
side of your body is cold!]
I like a cool bed so tend to want something that wicks my body
heat away from me (but not too aggressively). E.g., I will
often fall asleep on the carpeted floor slab fully clothed
and be very comfortable -- despite the heat sinking ability of
the cement beneath me.
Why not just try *objectively* evaluating different configurations?
Of course, if one or both of you can't be objective in that
evaluation, then the "scientifically correct" answer will be
just as readily rejected -- due to "inconvenience"!
On 12/31/2015 1:03 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I'd not be so quick to throw in the towel (or blanket, as the case
may be? :> )
My wife and I had very different sleeping preferences -- she wanting
to be toasty warm, me wanting to be very cool. So, we settled on
a cool bedroom with heavy/fluffy blankets that she'd keep to her
side of the bed; I'd sleep under a bedsheet or without any covers.
Tougher problem to address was mattress/pillow firmness; I increasingly liked
harder/firmer mattresses/pillows while she liked things soft and fluffy.
Of course, over time, the bed erred in her favor due to natural "wear"...
I'm now very comfortable sleeping on the *floor*. Purchasing a new bed
(on the list for 2016) is always a hassle as no one likes beds as firm
as I do so no one MAKES beds as firm as I'd *like*! :<
Sounds like twin beds is the answer. Don't disregard them and think you
will be far apart. You put them next to each other and it is just like
a king bed where you can cuddle together all night.
If you like to read or watch TV in bed consider one of the adjustable
beds as if is as comfortable as sitting in a recliner
SWMBO and I sleep in separate bedrooms. Our schedules and sleeping
preferences are too dissimilar to make sharing a bed feasible. I
prefer things cooler, firmer, etc. And, I'm often *going* to bed
just about the time she is crawling *out* of bed! Keeping our
own rooms ("domains") makes things a lot easier and pleasant for both
of us! :>
*If* I make it *into* the bed before falling asleep, about the only thing
I've got energy left to do is fall asleep. :> Hopefully, I've not left
a pot of water boiling on the stove, back door unlocked, lights on in
the house, etc. before doing so! :<
You've mentioned SWMBO many times. As far as I know that refers to a
wife, and it's logical to conclude that it couldn't be just a girl
friend because what man in his right mind would go to such great lengths
as to "obey" a girlfriend? :)
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