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to think sleeping with open windows in January is only Right And Proper?

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RevoltingPeasant Tue 01-Jan-13 22:18:28

Seriously, surely this is normal? DH just made his 'pained face' when I popped up to air the bedroom prior to retiring. Over Christmas I opened all the windows in my mum's and PILs' insanely overheated windows before going to sleep. I almost always have open windows to get fresh air whilst we sleep.

I don't know how anyone can sleep in a stuffy room with the windows shut all day and all night! DH keeps saying 'But it's December'. Apart from the fact that it's now January, isn't he BU??

gimmecakeandcandy Tue 01-Jan-13 22:20:02

No he isn't - but neither are you. Different strokes and all that!

bellechristmas Tue 01-Jan-13 22:22:57

YANBU, of course you should open a window.

JeezyOrangePips Tue 01-Jan-13 22:23:13

I keep my windows closed - but I have an airsource heatpump for heating, that circulates 'pre-warmed fresh air' - and opening the windows makes a huge difference to the cost of the heating, as the warm air is what powers the heating.

It's not normal for anyone in the scheme I live in, for that reason, and my previous house was so draughty I never needed the windows open!

topbannana Tue 01-Jan-13 22:23:26

He is BU but is probably in the majority.
DH also does the pained expression then wraps himself up with only one nostril showing in the face of such torment. I thrash about and get hot and bothered when the windows are shut whatever the weather. I have got round his diva-like tendancies by cunningly leaving the window on the latch and then opening it when he drops off if it is still too hot.
You are quite correct, it IS Right and Proper smile

emsyj Tue 01-Jan-13 22:23:46

I can't sleep without a window open either - during the bad snowy winters over the last few years, when it's been -16 outside, I've had a huge duvet and blankets on the bed and the window flung open. I love a cold, fresh bedroom and my nose blocks up without a flow of fresh air. Fortunately DH agrees with me! grin

MousyMouse Tue 01-Jan-13 22:23:47

I have to open the bedroom windows for a bit before going to bed. feel like I'm suffocating otherwise. and it helps with condensation
staying somewhere where we have to share a room with the dc is hell because they usually wake when we try to open windows...

EuphemiaInExcelsis Tue 01-Jan-13 22:24:31

I'd rather an airy room than a stuffy one. I can't sleep at my parents', where they have the heating on all day, doors shut to keep the dog out, and locked windows. ("The insurance says you're only allowed one window open upstairs, for ventilation." hmm)

At least if the air is a bit chilly, you can get warm under the duvet/with warmer jammies/with an electric blanket.

ebersneezer Tue 01-Jan-13 22:24:47

It's been really warm at night for the last week, Yanbu.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 01-Jan-13 22:26:17

Yanbu. The windows in my bedroom in the new house don't open <dramatic gasping for breath emoticon>. I have to have the ensuite windows open instead with the door open so the breeze can get in.

Hooleywhipper Tue 01-Jan-13 22:26:21

You are right he is wrong

MikeLitorisHasChristmasLights Tue 01-Jan-13 22:26:41


Its lovely to have a room nice and chilly whilst tucked up warm in bed.

Thats what im doing now, nice toasty in bed with elec foot warmer on. Window open so the tip of my nose is slightly cold.

Lovely jubley as my gramp would say.

carabos Tue 01-Jan-13 22:26:51

I'm in Switzerland up a snowy mountain. It's -5 and we are in bed with the window open. YANBU.

Sunshinenow Tue 01-Jan-13 22:27:03

Window open, two duvets and an electric blanket for me.

I like the contrast. And I like the rest of the house warm!

JeezyOrangePips Tue 01-Jan-13 22:27:14

Haha, surely that depends on where you live ebersneezer! It certainly hasn't been very warm here. We had lots of warnings this morning about black ice on the roads.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Tue 01-Jan-13 22:27:30

I love a cold bedroom!

NoodieRoodie Tue 01-Jan-13 22:27:55


No heating in the bedroom and window open all year round here!

When it get cold we have hot water bottles and when it gets really cold we put the patchwork quilt on!

DH learnt really quickly when he moved in (I bought him his own hot water bottle!!)

JugsMcGee Tue 01-Jan-13 22:28:30

I love a good cold bedroom to sleep in. I much prefer snuggling under the duvet than laying on top of the covers in a roasting room.

hopenglory Tue 01-Jan-13 22:28:55

Always have the windows open (and a hot water bottle in the bed)

LeChatRouge Tue 01-Jan-13 22:32:47

Windows open here too. Wrapped up all snuggly with duvet, fur throw and hot water bottle on toes.

euphemia your parents having locked windows makes me nervous, what would happen in a fire?

Sparklingbrook Tue 01-Jan-13 22:34:20

I hate hot water bottles and electric blankets. I like to get into a cold bed and the window open all year round. Also can't wear socks or pyjamas to bed. grin

GreatCongas Tue 01-Jan-13 22:35:13

Do t need an open window here. Our bedroom is ducking freezing

soontobeburns Tue 01-Jan-13 22:35:26

Yep YANBU my windows are also open and heat off. I also slept last nighy with the fan on it was so warm.

(My room is over the main heating pipe so I am always boiling and naked

Butkin Tue 01-Jan-13 22:35:51

Lived in our house since 2000 and have never opened our bedroom window once. Not even sure where I've put the key for their lock. Hate cold and draughts of any description. Snug is the way to go...

BellaVita Tue 01-Jan-13 22:36:21

Window open here too. Hate hot rooms.

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