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Our Best Solutions for a Cold Bedroom


Woman wraps white comforter around her and smiles under the the covers in a cold bedroom

Depending on where you live and how your home is heated, your bedroom may be colder than you’d like at night. Space heaters are a bad idea when there’s no one to watch them, so what can you do? In this article, we’ll discuss ways to sleep comfortably when the bedroom gets cold.

Create a Warm Cocoon, Despite Your Cold Bedroom

For the coldest situations, a heated mattress pad is a solid option. Our Beautyrest Heated Mattress Pad keeps you warm with insulated wires, like an electric blanket. A more advanced alternative is our own City Mattress Radiance Temperature Controlled Cooling & Heating Mattress Pad, which circulates heated or chilled water to get your temperature just right. To complete your cocoon, combine one of the above options with your choice of warm linens, including a comforter or duvet

This cocoon approach works far better than a traditional electric blanket. The heat from the mattress pad, which wants to rise, is trapped around your body by the comforter. The air in your bedroom can’t compete with the targeted heat this solution provides. 

Use Your Own Body Heat to Overcome a Cold Bedroom

Memory foam mattresses have a tendency to trap body heat. This can be a downside, if you’re a hot sleeper. However, in less severe cold conditions, trapped body heat is an advantage. The hugging nature of memory foam creates a warm, conforming surface. Combined with a thick and fluffy comforter or duvet, you’ll have a toasty sleep oasis.

When it comes to comforters, it’s difficult to get warmer than natural down. The same can be said for down duvets. While there are many man made materials available, natural down is a product of evolution. Its capacity to hold warmth while remaining lightweight is why down remains a popular choice since its discovery by our ancestors! Some people suffer from allergies related to natural down. Down alternative comforters and their duvet counterparts create a similar feel, though they may not provide quite as much warmth.

Dress for Comfort in a Cold Bedroom

No matter how warm and cozy you make your bed, you’ll have to leave it eventually. Cold air is more of a shock after hours spent wrapped in warmth. For this reason, you should consider investing in quality sleepwear. Since your pajamas are the closest thing to your skin, they should be especially comfortable. 

A good example of quality sleepwear is our Sheex Women’s Elevated Performance Modern Jogger Pants. Designed for temperature regulation, they also feature moisture wicking properties. The moisture wicking material keeps you dry, even if you get too warm at night. This helps to avoid the shock of cold air and its effect on damp sleepwear.

Something to keep on hand for when you have to leave the bed is a well made robe. Far from being just for baths, a good robe wraps your body in comfort. Our Enchante Hooded Turkish Cotton Bathrobe is made from 100% long-staple Turkish cotton, and is long enough to reach mid-calf. The hood helps to keep the cold at bay from your neck, ears, and cheeks. 

For extra warmth and luxury, our Sferra Sardinia Cashmere Robe is made of 100% cashmere wool. Cashmere is warmer, softer, and longer lasting than cotton. In addition, the cashmere wool does an excellent job of trapping body heat. Wrapped in this level of comfort, you’ll forget how cold your bedroom is.

If you sleep alone, or have spare room in the bed, you can keep your robe in the bed with you. Especially in the case of a heated mattress pad, your robe will be the same temperature as the cocoon you created. If you’re just making a quick trip to the bathroom, you’ll stay warm and cozy until you get back to bed.

Final Thoughts

At City Mattress, our focus is on giving you the best night’s sleep possible. That’s why we offer so many options when it comes to our mattresses. In much the same way, we want you to have lots of choices with your linens, sleepwear, and even accent furniture! The more options at your fingertips, the more likely you’ll find the right fit for you. Our Sleep Experts are available online or in-store to answer any of your questions, as well as help guide you towards the sleep of your dreams.