Alternate title: how to sleep when it’s 40F in your bedroom*
1) Legs: PJ pants will not be enough. Consider some long underwear as well.
2) Feet: don’t leave your poor toes to fend for themselves between the cold sheets. Try some bed socks, or some nice cashmere handknit socks.
3) A bulky hat. No need for cold ears whenever you stick your head out from under the covers to breath.
4) Mittens, or at least fingerless mitts. Keeping your wrists warm will make your whole self feel warmer. And gloves are silly, do you need dexterity while asleep?
5) A bed jacket or sweater of some kind. I really love sleeping in wool, it’s so warm and the breathable. Choose something unconstricting and without buttons.
-Don’t sleep in a scarf. Wrapping things around your neck and going to bed is a bad idea.
-Flannel sheets are lovely but they take longer to warm up first!
-Hot water bottle. Get one. Store it next to your bed jacket and sleep socks. Embrace your inner old fogey.
*We went to visit family for Christmas and left the living room thermostat set to 50F. Then Vermont proceeded to have its coldest 3 days of the season (so far.) There are no baseboard heaters on the second floor.