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Warm for Winter: How to Stay Cozy in Bed During the Winter Months


Woman in pink nightwear sleeps soundly under warm white linen covers during winter months

No one wants to be too cold when they’re trying to sleep. Just like getting too hot at night, getting too cold can wreck your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. Whether you’re always a cold sleeper or the winter months send a chill through your bones, you need to know how to stay warm and snuggly all season long. We put together a helpful checklist to help you do this!

5 Sleep Essentials Every Bed Needs During the Winter

While you may love the cooler weather outside, you don’t want to be cold in your bed at night. Here’s everything you need to stay warm for the winter:

Heated mattress pad

The best way to begin creating a slumber oasis that is warm and toasty is by focusing on what you’re lying on top of. Begin your sleep set up with a heated mattress pad! A heated mattress pad goes underneath your sheets and above the mattress itself, just like a regular mattress pad. You plug in the mattress pad, which warms the water underneath you to the desired sleeping temperature. This water is reheated and recirculated for the duration of the time it is on. This allows you to stay toasty all night long, without a high electricity bill. All you do is add water to the control unit, plug it in, and set your desired temperature. It’s simple and effective! If this sounds like what you’re looking for, both the City Mattress Radiance Cooling & Heating Mattress Pad and Beautyrest Heated Mattress Pad are two great choices.

Weighted blanket

A weighted blanket does more than ease anxiety. Did you know that a weighted blanket will keep you extra warm if you are a cold sleeper? By nature, weighted blankets can be warmer than regular blankets. They are a lot thicker than normal ones and contain more weight. We carry weighted blankets from top brands, like Hush Blankets, Malouf, and Beautyrest. You’ll feel like you’re being gently hugged all night long!

Down comforter

Right now, you want to use bedding and linens that are seasonally appropriate. Down comforters are perfect this time of year as the natural down and cotton are both warm and breathable. You will have ample warmth to snooze comfortably, but the comforter is breathable enough that your body heat doesn't get trapped beneath the covers. Something like the Kathy Ireland Home White Goose Feather And Down Comforter or Elle Décor Light Warmth White Down Fiber Comforter will keep you at the perfect temperature, not too hot and not too cold. If you don’t like the idea of using genuine down, the Martha Stewart Tencel Fabric And Fill Blend All Season Down Alternative Comforter is a top-tier option. Moisture-wicking and antimicrobial from the inside out, this hypoallergenic fiber comforter features a silky-soft Tencel and 233-thread count cotton cover, along with a proprietary fiberfill of fine polyester and Tencel down alternative for fresh, just-right warmth. It is perfect for winter use!

Thermal cotton blanket

For those who live in the Western New York area, or who simply get extra chilly at night, it’s a great idea to add an extra blanket on top. The Hotel Grand Luxurious Thermal Cotton Blanket is perfect for this! This hypoallergenic basket weave blanket makes a light and airy alternative to bulkier layers, while still offering the cozy warmth you need. We offer it in Taupe, Sage, or Gray. Go ahead and choose your favorite color!

Flannel sheets

The best sheets for winter are made of warm fleece, heavier-weight cotton, and soft flannel. Any of these will keep you snug and cozy throughout even the chilliest nights. When it comes to fabrics that are better for wintertime, the Beautyrest Oversized Cotton Flannel 4-Piece Sheet Set is an obvious choice. This set that includes a flat sheet, fully elasticized fitted sheet, and two pillowcases, making it easy to snuggle up in the ultra-soft comfort. 

If anything is stopping you from getting the good night of sleep you need to stay healthy and happy, you should fix the problem as soon as possible. This means finding the sleep essentials you need to turn a cold bedroom into a toasty paradise. Come into your nearest City Mattress and speak to a Sleep Expert about your troubles. We’d love to help! You can also shop for everything mentioned here on our website.