Vince takes blood thinners so I feel certain that’s part of the “problem” but he is always cold. He’s cold when the a/c is on. He’s cold when the heat is on. He’s comfortable when I’m about midway through feeling like I’m fixing to have a heat stroke.
I mentioned that night before last, he told me “Get away! You are too hot!” Again . . not in the context most women would appreciating hearing.
Before we went to bed last night, I asked if he cared if I slept with the windows open in the bedroom. Our low last night was 25 I think. It’s going to be 14 tonight and 9 the next two nights. When I was here by myself last winter, I slept with the window open and with lots of covers and I loved it.
He said “You can sleep with the window open til I get cold!” I said “You’re always cold!” He said “I guess you might as well not open the window.”
I knew there would be no noise from the road last night so I opened the window just a little. This morning Vince woke up about half an hour before I did, started pushing me and I said “What are you doing?” He said . . YOU left the window open . . you get up and close it before I get out of bed! True . . I was responsible for the cold bedroom so I got up and closed it. Of course, closing it didn’t make the bedroom any warmer. I got back in bed, and once we heard the heater come on, we waited a few minutes and then go up.
Vince told me . . maybe we’ll start using the downstairs bedroom for the master bedroom. I said “Why, because there are no windows?” Yep. I don’t know if this is weird or not but this is the first house we’ve ever had where the basement stayed warmer in the winter than the main level. I doubt we move our bedroom to the basement . . I would because it’s so dark and so quiet down there but Vince wouldn’t do that.
OK . . just what you wanted to know . . everything about our bedroom habits! 🙂
Donna in KS says
Well, not quite, but probably enough! LOL I have recently purchased light blocking curtains/drapes for the master. It seems to be much too light at night, I’m with you, I prefer dark for sleeping. It’s gotten cold enough that I don’t need that open window. It sometimes got opened when I was certain husband was asleep too!
Dual control electric blanket…..solved our problem I’m cold and he is hot…
Dual control electric mattress pad is the absolutely best thing. My husband is always cold. I’m not. He loves the mattress pad.
I’m too afraid of electric blankets or pads with a dog and a cat that sometimes end up in the bed. I’ve had two friends who had house fires from electric blankets. I know . . there are millions in use and I know of two that had bad outcomes but still . . we just don’t get that much cold weather here.
Thankfully Bob & I both like to sleep on the cool/cold side. He’s on blood thinners too so that might not be Vince’s problem. We set the thermostat at 64 at night and I open a window. I can’t stand to be too warm – figure I can always get warm, just add clothes/covers but when I’m hot I’m miserable.
Betty Edwards says
We are in the same situation as you Judy! Hubby takes three blood thinners and is always freezing! I, on the other hand am always hot especially at night. He wraps up in a cocoon of covers so when I get up I don’t fan the covers! Lolo I sleep out from under the covers until it gets really cold. We turn our heat off at night but have an oil heater in our master bath which warms the bedroom just enough. I see no solution to our problem! He will be cold and I will be hot. Lolo
We leave our heat on 62 at night so most of the time, I keep my legs out of the covers. If I wake up and I’m cold, I stick my legs back under the covers for a while.
When you wake up and you’re hot, you can think of me and know I’m probably hot too.
I was laughing reading your blog this morning. Your Vince sounds like my hubby, and I sound like you. I prefer it be much cooler to sleep. We finally came up with the perfect solution recently – I sleep in the guest room and he sleeps in the master. We BOTH sleep so much better – we both snore and now we both sleep longer and more soundly. He sleeps under a quilt, 3 blankets and very thick flannel sheets. I sleep under 2 blankets, cotton sheets and push the top quilt over to the side, which covers the younger dog (she likes to sleep HOT). The funny thing is I’ve also inherited BOTH dogs (small ones at 8 and 11 pounds) now – they prefer to sleep with me, and stay until I let them out around 2 and again around 5 or 6 (one of our dogs is quite senior). The younger one joins hubby the first time out, and the senior dog joins him the second time out. He doesn’t get up till around 7:30 or so & enjoys giving each dog some cuddles in the early hours. Gives me time to tidy up the guest bedroom & make the bed, get my computer time in, empty the dishwasher and enjoy my first cup of tea. Wouldn’t work for everyone, but this arrangement is perfect for us and we are going to celebrate our 48th anniversary in a few months.
We have electric heat and each room has an individual thermostat. I like the room warm when I go to bed, but I can’t sleep if it stays at that temperature all night. Hubby doesn’t sleep well if it is too warm either. So…the temp is about 70 when we get into bed. I turn the thermostat down at bedtime. When we get up, it is somewhere between 58 and 62, depending on how cold the overnight temperature was. The cats sleep with us, and there are times during the night that I am only covered by a cotton sheet and 2 cats. LOL!!! No wonder I can’t sleep with my little heaters sleeping with me.