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What do you sleep in?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:19 am
by rufio89
Not in a creepy way lol.

I'm ALWAYS freezing, I can be sat in a room where everyone else is sweating and I'll be shivering, so when i go to bed, I tend to wear bed socks and jogging bottoms (and sometimes a hoodie depending how cold it is), and even then I'm often too cold to sleep. BUT then I always wake up in the middle of the night feeling sick because I'm so hot! I've tried sleeping in fewer clothes but I just end up waking up freezing cold. Does anyone else have this??

It's especially bad at the moment because it's so cold out and my flat is freezing!

Re: What do you sleep in?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:28 pm
by captainf
Sounds like you don't retain body heat too well. I was like you last year, when temps outside were 30C I was under a duvet shivering, but of course I was ill with my eczema and my hospital visit got rid of the feeling cold problem.
Maybe visit your docs if that persists.

Re: What do you sleep in?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:43 pm
by rufio89
I've always been like this, it never even occurred to me to ask the doctors! Maybe ill mention it next time
I'm there..

Re: What do you sleep in?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:51 pm
by captainf
It's worth it because when I went into hospital I got my own room simply because I couldn't retain body heat. After being dosed up on steroids etc for about a week all the shivering stopped and this winter i've been fine and haven't shivered once and this is the first year i've gone without a cold or flu.
You're doing the right thing with wearing layers though because I know when I was doing that they said it was good because I was at risk of hyperthermia. I doubt you're such a risk, but obviously you should get checked, just incase. :)

Re: What do you sleep in?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:14 pm
by highlandcow
rufio89 wrote:Not in a creepy way lol.


LOL.

Have you tried an electric blanket Rufio? And a hot water bottle? That's what I tend to do (or I did until my electric blanket met a sad end in the tumble dryer a few weeks ago....)

Might be worth a trip to the doc if that doesn't sort it out.

Re: What do you sleep in?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:50 pm
by snail
Hypersensitivity to cold is a symptom of some medical disorders but if you don't have any other physical symptoms then it's likely to just be the way you are. I'm the same - I sleep in pyjamas, with bed socks and a dressing gown as well. I also wear gloves (although that's more to do with the moisturiser on my hands). I do this for 10 out of the 12 months of the year - in the height of summer, I omit the dressing gown and socks.

I also wake up too hot, usually about 5 or 6 hours after I've gone to bed - then I kick off the duvet a little in my sleep, or even remove my socks. It seems that you do warm up after you've been asleep a while.

I think people are just different. Also, I find I need far less clothing if there's someone else in the bed, so if you usually sleep alone then you will wear more clothes than people who are part of a couple do.

Re: What do you sleep in?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:18 pm
by rufio89
I think I'm probably like you Snail. I rarely get too cold of if I'm with my boyfriend. I usually wake up in the night and push him to the other side of the bed so I can't get any more of his warmth haha.

Maybe I should get an electric blanket. I have 'beanie slippers' that you put in the microwave, they have been great!

Re: What do you sleep in?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:38 pm
by highlandcow
rufio89 wrote:I rarely get too cold of if I'm with my boyfriend. I usually wake up in the night and push him to the other side of the bed so I can't get any more of his warmth haha.


Haha, I do that too. :D

Re: What do you sleep in?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:08 pm
by captainf
Snail - what moisturiser are you using on your hands? Do you have eczema or is there some other reason you use it?
Not meaning to hijack the thread or anything. :)

Re: What do you sleep in?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:27 pm
by snail
I have a tendency to eczema if I don't do that, yes. I found that smothering my hands in moisturiser and wearing gloves at night meant I could pretty much do what I liked in the day, in terms of washing my hands as much as I liked and not moisturising them afterwards (I hate that slightly slimy feeling moisturisers give your hands during the day). Weleda's Skin Food is a great moisturiser but actually so is petroleum jelly - a good layer of it and shove the cotton gloves on straightaway.

Re: What do you sleep in?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:26 pm
by captainf
Ahh yes I understand. I was doing that last year and also my first few days in hospital last year too! It can be annoying but I understand why you have to do it. Nowadays my hands are nice and smooth so I don't do it anymore but it sounds like it's a good preventative measure for you.

Re: What do you sleep in?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:53 pm
by snail
I've got used to wearing the gloves at night and I actually prefer it now - it makes me feel kind of snuggly :)

Re: What do you sleep in?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:58 pm
by highlandcow
snail wrote:I've got used to weariing the gloves and I actually prefer it now - it makes me feel kind of snuggly


OK, I'm trying that tonight. It's about -2 tonight. :-X :-X (There's no shivery face so I'm using this one as a sub)

Re: What do you sleep in?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:18 pm
by captainf
I can understand that actually. You do get used to it over time :)

Cotton gloves can keep you warm, highlandcow.

Re: What do you sleep in?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:47 am
by Skarlet
I sleep naked. If it is especially cold I add fleecy blankets to my bed. When I am at my Mum's I generally sleep in a tshirt, but that is the most I wear.