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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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    • caronc
    • By caronc 12th Apr 18, 8:52 PM
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    I've a very old Primark fleece v-neck that I use on cold nights if reading . I hate a warm bedroom but equally hate shivering if I'm not completely under the duvet. I take it off when I'm ready to sleep (unless it is really cold). I love my heat pads as well on cold nights, one on my feet and one at my back heat the bed nicely but don't stay too warm for too long so I don't over heat.
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 12th Apr 18, 8:56 PM
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    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?
    Originally posted by dandy-candy
    Not sure if I'm missing something, but isn't that what pyjamas are for?
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    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 12th Apr 18, 11:54 PM
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    Not sure if I'm missing something, but isn't that what pyjamas are for?
    Originally posted by elsien
    I don't wear pyjamas as I find them too uncomfortable. My nighties all have short sleeves but rather than replacing them all, I was thinking a bed jacket would bridge the gap.
    • wort
    • By wort 13th Apr 18, 6:22 PM
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    I'd want it over the pjs . I'm always cold. But wouldn't put the heating on.
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 13th Apr 18, 8:32 PM
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    I tend not to sit up in bed & read, but would probably drape a fleece or a blanket around me if I did.

    Sleep in a jacket!? No thank you, but we're all different.
    • CurlyTop
    • By CurlyTop 15th Apr 18, 10:30 AM
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    I am always cold in bed. I wear a short sleeved nightie and socks in winter months. When I feel it is cold, I'very bought a pair of primark flannelette pj's and just wear the top overthe nightie for an extra layer. I can always take it off during the night if I get too hot and still maintain warmth through my nightie still being on. Gone are days of me being butt naked
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 15th Apr 18, 11:06 AM
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    We've just put away our 10.5 duvet and put on the 4 tog.

    I've got a 1 tog duvet for summer.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 15th Apr 18, 11:18 AM
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    We've just put away our 10.5 duvet and put on the 4 tog.

    I've got a 1 tog duvet for summer.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    The 10.5 tog didn't see the light of day this winter , I managed with just a sheet , window open, bare skin and no heating

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    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 15th Apr 18, 1:21 PM
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    I don't wear anything in bed (and haven't done for the last 50 years) - let alone a jacket.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Same here; and Mr LW hasn't worn pyjamas since I moved in with him in 2002.

    If I want to sit up for whatever reason and it's chilly, I just chuck my dressing gown round my shoulders.
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    • Judesuk
    • By Judesuk 17th Apr 18, 10:42 PM
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    I always wear a bed jacket when itís cold as I have short sleeved nighties. I donít like a warm bedroom and the window is always open.
    When itís really cold I also have a hot water bottle for my feet, though the cat usually hogs it!
    • Baileys Babe
    • By Baileys Babe 18th Apr 18, 9:32 AM
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    We live in an old property, which is cold and drafty. This winter we haven't bothered with the 10.5 tog duvet just sticking with the 4.5 tog.

    If I'm finding it too cold to sit up in bed to read, I wear a shawl a present my friend knitted me, she also lives in a very old house so appreciated the need. The yarn is a wonderful colour and it is very soft, dd calls it my snuggly.
    • Baileys Babe
    • By Baileys Babe 18th Apr 18, 9:33 AM
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    We live in an old property, which is cold and drafty. This winter we haven't bothered with the 10.5 tog duvet just sticking with the 4.5 tog.

    If I'm finding it too cold to sit up in bed to read, I wear a shawl a present my friend knitted me, she also lives in a very old house so appreciated the need. The yarn is a wonderful colour and it is very soft, dd calls it my snuggly.
    • wort
    • By wort 18th Apr 18, 10:55 AM
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    Gosh you lot are hot blooded, !
    My pjs are long sleeved and long pants, and only change into short sleeved in heat waves. My 13.5 tog duvet is on most of the year, again if heat wave then I have 5 tog.
    At the moment I have a thick throw over my duvet too!!!
    I have hot flushes but they don't last that long, the covers are thrown off I get up ,cool down get back in.
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    • skintscot
    • By skintscot 18th Apr 18, 10:58 AM
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    Only in hospital
    That's the only place I've ever used them, as a cover up when you're propped up in bed all day. They are comfier than a cardigan. Wouldn't use them at home though.
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    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 18th Apr 18, 11:33 AM
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    Just had a look at the M&S website and they sell bed jackets.
    Originally posted by THIRZAH
    I know - I got one a couple of years ago from my mother. I know my house is cold but I was only in my 40s not my 80s! DD wore it once when she was home poorly and wanted to read in bed.
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 21st Apr 18, 9:31 AM
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    I bought a short dressing gown for my Mum a couple of years ago from M&S. She was going into hospital for an op and needed something to wear when she was sitting up in bed that cover her more of a 'cover-up' than just nightwear.
    • daisy 1571
    • By daisy 1571 23rd Apr 18, 7:50 PM
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    When I'm reading in bed I get in as normal under the covers then i put my dressing gown on back to front ie as if I was going to tie it at my back. It spreads out over the downie so bridges the gap between my shoulders and downie, covers my arms without it slipping down all the time like a separate blanket would but doesn't get all bunched up at my back or where I'm sitting like it used to when I put it on the proper way.

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