How do I stop my face and head getting too cold to sleep at night?

(19 Posts)
orangeandlemons Mon 18-Feb-13 18:31:14

We live in a freezing house. It has been so cold lately every night, that I aam starting to wake up with the cold. My body is warm, but my head and face are really cold, and this is keeping me awake! Also if I roll over in bed, unless the covers are hermetically sealed around my neck I get freezing again.

Dh has suggested a balaclava. Should I wear a little night cap like Wee Willie Winkie?

peachypips Mon 18-Feb-13 18:33:50

Wear a hoodie and put the hood up. I do it when camping.

orangeandlemons Mon 18-Feb-13 18:40:53

A hoodie?! Doesn't it suffocate you?

peachypips Mon 18-Feb-13 19:26:17

No!! Hee hee!! I don't wear it back to front!!!!

recall Mon 18-Feb-13 19:26:56

electric blanket

orangeandlemons Mon 18-Feb-13 19:29:28

The thought of wearing a hoodie makes me feel really claustrophobic. I hate anything tight or close fitting in bed.

Would an electric blanket keep my head warm?

peachypips Mon 18-Feb-13 19:53:14

A beret? If a hoodie too much?!! Or a beanie? If you cover the top of your head your face will be warm.

orangeandlemons Mon 18-Feb-13 20:11:23

Hmmm a beanie is an idea. Dd has a Poppet hat which may just do the trick.

What a sexbomb I will be!

zoobaby Mon 18-Feb-13 21:20:39

Don't forget long thermal underwear and woolly socks. Quite a fetching ensemble if ever there was one.

peachypips Tue 19-Feb-13 12:15:38

This is making me laugh! How about a thermal sock on ur head??!!

orangeandlemons Tue 19-Feb-13 17:40:18

Didn't seem as cold last night. Wore a long sleeved t shirt, socks and kept Poppet hat at side of bed just in case, but don't need it.

peachypips Tue 19-Feb-13 17:53:38

What is a poppet hat? It's set to get v cold again tmrw- well in Devon anyway.

orangeandlemons Tue 19-Feb-13 17:59:07

A Poppet hat is a hat based on Poppet from Moshi Monsters. Pink with big eyes and little ears. I look totally ridiculous in it!

janek Tue 19-Feb-13 18:09:52

Have you tried a hot water bottle? That's the only thing that stops me from having cold feet in bed. I mean in bed with you, if the rest of you is warmer then your head may ot get cold in the first place.

Xiaoxiong Tue 19-Feb-13 18:13:35

When DH and I lived on a boat with no heating we used to sleep in socks, thermals and hats and I usually slept with the duvet over my head as well to stop my nose getting cold.

catlady1 Tue 19-Feb-13 18:19:21

The hot water bottle is a good idea, you could even put it near your head, like between the pillow and the headboard, or even under the pillow? (Just make sure you don't use boiling water and that you screw the top on properly). I would say don't actually sleep directly on it, even with a cover, I used to do that when I had earache as a kid and it always made me feel sick and dizzy. Or, like janek said, just having it in bed and warming the rest of your body up might make you feel a bit warmer.

peachypips Tue 19-Feb-13 19:39:33

This gets funnier and funnier- sorry OP! Love the poppet hat!!

janek Wed 20-Feb-13 17:08:04

or a buff? i was thinking of you wearing it like on the top left...

orangeandlemons Wed 20-Feb-13 19:00:30

Just for one fleeting second, I thought you'd said in the buff!. I have a feeling I might get tangled up in that.....the problem is I hate anything tight on me when I'm going to sleep....plus I have to be able to feel my special strokey pillow on my face blush.

I know I'm a pain.......

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