As you know, I'm from the South but now live in the East. The NORTH East. As in cold as hell.
Well, I've been here for quite some time now and I STILL haven't gotten used to the cold even though idiots have been telling me for years that I'll get used to it soon. NOT!
There are so many reasons why you should limit the use of forced heating in your home. Dry skin and hair leading that list. Anyone who visits my home in the winter knows to expect it to be cold and dresses accordingly. We LIVE in fleece. LOL! So we are pretty comfortable when we are home. The test comes however when it's time to go to bed.
I don't know about you, but there is nothing worse to me than getting into a cold bed. It takes forever to warm up and it's quite torturous until it does. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Last winter I bought one of Robby's and my favorite things. A heated mattress pad. When I tell you there is nothing like this thing in the WORLD...trust me. When we come upstairs for bed, we immediately turn it on. The great thing about ours is that we each have our own control so we can make it as warm as each of us like it. Needless to say...I put mine as high as it can go. LOL! We then go to the bathroom for our bedtime ritual as I'm sure you do. Brush our teeth, wash and moisturize our face, floss and tease each other. (Robby always makes me laugh in the bathroom so I can have more spittle on my side of the mirror than he does! LOL!)
By the time we get into bed sans our fleece, it's sooooooooooooooooooooo toasty! NO MORE COLD FEET! AND NO MORE WEARING SOCKS TO BED WHICH GET TOO HOT DURING THE NIGHT! WHOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!
Before we actually go to sleep, we both turn our sides off because it still makes me nervous sleeping with it on. I don't want to be the first person to wake up in a burning bed because of a mattress pad. LOL!
I bought ours from Sears: http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?vertical=HSWR&bidsite=&pid=096DM144000&BV_UseBVCookie=Yes And yes...I've noted they are temporarily out of stock. Maybe next winter you can get one too.
Awwwwww life. Too good for words sometimes.