Take cover from “polar vortex” with wonderfully warm blankets
With snow and cold blanketing the outdoors across the USA, it’s definitely time to cozy up. And, with plenty of winter yet to come, you’ll want to be sure that you have the right blankets and throws on hand.
First and foremost, if you didn’t receive a Faux Fur Throw for Christmas, now is the time to buy one. Watching TV, reading a book, lying in bed – it’s lusciously warm and amazingly cozy. And like Linus and his blanket, you may find you never want to be without it.
Next, think about the layers on your bed. The right blanket can enhance or disrupt your sleep. For warmth without the weight, nothing surpasses a down comforter. It’s a lofty layer that warms body and spirit.
White goose down is the choice for the most luxurious and most hypoallergenic products. Then there’s fill power to consider. The higher the number (like 600 or greater), the higher down’s insulating value. How the comforter is sewn also is important. A baffle box construction keeps the down from shifting and prevents cold spots.
With an electric blanket that you can preheat, you’ll never get into a cold bed again. Nor will you wake up in the middle of the night too hot or cold. These smart blankets sense temperature changes and automatically adjust to deliver consistent comfort throughout the night. Even more importantly, dual controls keep both partners in a shared bed content.
If you’re lucky enough to live in a warmer clime, a simple cotton blanket is all you need for chilly nights. Egyptian cotton is the finest cotton fiber in the world, and results in a blanket that is wonderfully warm, supremely soft and remarkably resilient.