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    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 12th Apr 18, 12:44 AM
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    Does anyone wear a bed jacket?
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    • 12th Apr 18, 12:44 AM
    Does anyone wear a bed jacket? 12th Apr 18 at 12:44 AM
    I'm always cold when I get into bed but if I turn up the heating I bake in the middle of the night. I've some old patterns for knitted bed jackets, does anyone still use one? Are they any good?
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 12th Apr 18, 12:54 AM
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    I got a couple for my MIL whilst she was in hospital for a long time, she loved them for when she was sat up in bed

    Im not sure they are designed to be slept in.
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    • By winspiration 12th Apr 18, 1:05 AM
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    How about a hot wheat bag or something similar, modern equivalent of a hot water bottle, but heated up in the microwave. If it's really cold, I take a couple of those to bed and they warm me up very fast. Alternatively, an electric blanket to warm up the bed before you get in?
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 12th Apr 18, 7:24 AM
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    I don't wear anything in bed (and haven't done for the last 50 years) - let alone a jacket.
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    • By bouicca21 12th Apr 18, 10:33 AM
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    I have two fleecy jackets that Mr M and Mr S call cardigowns. I wear one in bed if it is exceptionally cold.
    • MandM90
    • By MandM90 12th Apr 18, 10:39 AM
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    We sleep with nothing on but if it's freezing OH just wears an old fleece. No buttons or zips and he says it's very comfy. We do have an electric blanket too which we LOVE - is that another option for you?
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    • By Ilona 12th Apr 18, 12:24 PM
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    I wouldn't put something on to go to bed in. My body is already warm from the clothes I wear, so I take a layer or two off and get into bed still wearing leggins, socks, and long sleeved teeshirt. Then I read for 20 minutes or so, by that time the bed is warm so I take the rest of my clothes off while under the covers.

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    • Artytarty
    • By Artytarty 12th Apr 18, 12:54 PM
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    I usually have a nice shawl knocking around to keep my neck and arms warm if I!!!8217;m sitting guy in bed, easily flung off too.
    If I had a bed jacket I may wear it, but this solution works for me.
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    • By THIRZAH 12th Apr 18, 2:28 PM
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    I wear a shawl if I'm sitting up in bed reading. DH says it makes me look like a little old granny . Might look out for the cardigowns.
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    • By pollypenny 12th Apr 18, 2:44 PM
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    I wear a shawl when I!!!8217;m sitting up reading if it seems cold.
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    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 12th Apr 18, 2:45 PM
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    I did have an electric blanket but I kept forgetting to turn it on to prewarm the bed. We have hot water bottles but I usually stick it down by my feet. I've not heard of cardigowns, I shall look online for them
    • wort
    • By wort 12th Apr 18, 3:06 PM
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    Cardigowns are like a short dressing gown, but you can get a top made of same fleecy fabric pulls over the head instead of wrapping round, so it depends if you're wearing it to sit and read or actually sleep in.
    Don't know if they are a seasonal thing, they were I the shops at Xmas.
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    • lisyloo
    • By lisyloo 12th Apr 18, 3:12 PM
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    I have a heated matress cover (relaxwell by dreamland I think) which doesn't take very long to warm up at all. The standard setting is about 1 hour which is perfect.
    • EndlessStruggle
    • By EndlessStruggle 12th Apr 18, 3:52 PM
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    I have a super soft fleece jumper I picked up from Asda a few years ago in their PJ section. Was 6 and I wear it in bed when I'm not ready for sleep.
    • KxMx
    • By KxMx 12th Apr 18, 4:55 PM
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    I have a couple of worn cardigans for this purpose.

    Otherwise, I just wear my 3/4 dressing gown.
    • By THIRZAH 12th Apr 18, 5:13 PM
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    Just had a look at the M&S website and they sell bed jackets.
    • Sea Shell
    • By Sea Shell 12th Apr 18, 5:16 PM
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    I've a lovely snuggly chenille short bedjacket that I wear whilst reading in bed in winter. Keeps my arms warm, as I like the room quite cool.
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    • Alexland
    • By Alexland 12th Apr 18, 8:13 PM
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    We have a great electric blanket but my wife is worried it will frazzle my swimmers so it's banned until we have another child.
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 12th Apr 18, 8:16 PM
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    I have a cotton one that I sometimes use.
    I also have 1/2 dressing gown that I wear whilst reading in the winter, then remove as I snuggle under the duvet with hubby.
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    • Brambleberry
    • By Brambleberry 12th Apr 18, 8:52 PM
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    Just had a look at the M&S website and they sell bed jackets.
    Originally posted by THIRZAH
    I inherited a spare one of these from my aunt, beautiful silvery faux-fur type fleece. I will use it if I'm sitting up reading in bed for a while - absolute bliss, especially in the morning when the house is cold, but I agree with others, I wouldn't sleep in it.
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