Sunday, March 08, 2009

Solving our Problems with Technology

Every year we have the about when to remove the enormous down comforter from the bed and replace it with a lighter quilt. We seem to have two modes: poofy mattress pad, flannel sheets, blanket, down comforter (ie, HOT) and thin mattress pad, flannel sheets, quilt (COOLER).

I tend to get overheated while sleeping, but the Adorable Husband gets cold easily. (I think that's just about opposite of most people) and he wants to keep the down comforter on the bed months after I am pleading to sleep with the windows wide open and just a blanket. We often resort to folding the comforter over him doubled, and I'm fine -- except then there's this enormous mountain of down in the bed that threatens to swallow me whole! Or, he wears several layers of clothes to bed (mock turtleneck and sweatshirt, and sweatpants. Eek!

So I suggested getting a heated mattress pad, so we could use a light quilt and he'd still be warm. He pooh-poohed the idea and assured me that it wasn't going to work.

Hah! We got a dual-control heated pad with preheat, and now he is snoozing comfortably on his side of the bed with the heat set to "toasty" and I have my nice cool side of the bed with just the quilt over both of us. I think we've both slept better in the last two days since we put the thing on the bed, than we have in the last few weeks, what with the warmer temps and down issues.

I will probably never use the heater on my side, but that's fine! If having the bed warmed for a few weeks in the "inbetween" period where we transition from cold-winter-freezing and summer-hot, well, I'm happy!

Solving our problems with technology once again!

1 comment:

laurafingerson said...

I LOVE my heated mattress pad!! LOVE IT!! We have the same trouble. I freeze. John roasts. I turn my mattress pad on high about 3 hours before I go to bed, so by the time I tuck in for the night, my bed is roasty toasty. John's cord isn't even plugged into his side. I just figure that when my side wears out and stops working, I'll just rotate the pad and get to use his side. The heated mattress pad is the BEST invention on the entire planet. That and our roasty, toasty gas fireplace....