In the eight years and 9 months we have lived in this flat, I have had the heating on three times, the day we moved in we used to gas fire for a couple of hours, and have used the radiators twice, both times for no more than an hour. I keep saying I should shove a fiver through the neighbours doors, both the two floors below and the one next door. Even now my lounge windows are open and have been since around March, my bedroom window is always open and my kitchen window is open more often than closed.
Glad I am not on my own then, the bathroom is freezing so put the heating on for the shower and turn it off after.I put it on also about nine at night so the bedroom is warm at bedtime. Its not going to be fun if we have the electric off, our heating doesnt come on then although its LPG.So it will be a frozen Annie this winter
Read recently that a cool bed and bed room is more condusive to getting and staying asleep than is a warm bed and room. It is to do with the way a body reacts to temperatures, body temp lowers and encourages sleep. The article was about insomnia and ways to overcome, said something about getting out of hot bath, then into cold bed/room actually helps body drop off quicker than a hot bed/room. Have to say I am inclined to agree. Diving into a cold bed may not sound ideal, but the oxygen carrying blood is diverted to warm the body, thus brain ixtgen and therefore brain activity is reduced.
That’s exactly what I’m going to do, Lavander. I do have a fleecy blanket which I bought to drape around a chair upstairs, but I’ve still got loads of blankets which I’ve never had the heart to throw out, so I’ll be okay. Got to stay cheery!