39 degrees this morning, calm and overcast. Nothing growing but ice. I have checked email and forums, now sit here bored outa my gourd. Wife works nights and sleeps days, so she just went to bed. Guess I will go take the wild birds some seed...... That will use up 5 minutes.
It's a good time to start spring cleaning...clean out and sweep the garage...empty the kitchen cupboards, scrub the shelving, and put the dishes back into the cupboard. Today is Thursday...don't you bake on Thursday? There's always something to do , James .
Go to the library and borrow a book.
Gardening like I'm gonna live forever, right here in central Iowa. Posting since 2008.
You can keep warmer by sleeping with a towel on your pillow. I think I discovered this when I didn't have a hair dryer. The lower edge of the towel goes on the bottom of the pillow and the rest is folded back over the head. Only the nose is exposed. You will sleep much, much warmer this way. The problem becomes not to sleep too warm, which causes bad dreams. I cannot keep a nightcap on. The towel is anchored by my head and does not come off. Some claim that 90% of body heat at night is lost through the head. Maybe it's true. Remember the saying, Keep the head warm, the belly cool, and the body open.
Post by SpringRain on Jan 17, 2019 18:35:27 GMT -5
tom, That's interesting. I'm trying to visualize this - doesn't the towel slip off when you turn over? Do you sleep on sheets or blankets? I've found the latter keep me warmer as well.
For me, the issue isn't so much keeping warm when sleeping; it's during the day, and as day segues into evening, when I'm sitting, such as at the computer or reading. I do have some really warm afghans and comforters I made, as well as some fleece throws I bought (making a fleece throw with a backing is a bit hard to work with).
Years ago I made comforters to be inserted into duvets for my parents to take when they traveled. Those were REALLY warm, but they also were bulky. I used cotton batting for the comforters. And that reminds me that I still have some 100% wool batting in my crafts closet.
My plan is to get up and exercise and dance as I move through the house. Note though that that's still the plan.
I'm trying to visualize this - doesn't the towel slip off when you turn over?
No, the towel won't slip off. The weight of the head holds it in place.
you sleep on sheets or blankets?
Between sheets and below blankets. A comforter and afghan on top.
For me, the issue isn't so much keeping warm when sleeping; it's during the day
I usually wear a quilted shirt as a jacket. That and an electric space heater close by when sitting serve my needs. Space heaters are much better than they were 40 year ago. I am very careful to know that I have turned them off before going to bed. The only exercise is heel and toe walking on the lines in the kitchen linoleum. Doesn't keep me warm, but it preserves the sense of balance.
Thanks. I'm satisfied with what I do now and think it may be the best there is. I didn't know what a "weighted blanket" was and had to look it up. I suspect that a person would be better of with a towel -- if they learned how to use it -- than with a weighted blanket. The towel also cuts out environing light from electric clock and moon. And if your cat wants to play touch paws in the middle of the night, just pull the covers up a bit and you are protected.