Staying Warm at Night

Top tips to sleep warmer in your quilt 

Here are some quick tips to make sure you have the best night of sleep possible. 

Exercise and Body Temperature 

Quilts work by trapping body heat. This means that if you go to bed cold, your quilt has less heat to trap and is less effective. One quick solution to this is some physical exercise. A quick set of air squats and pushups can raise your core temperature and keep you warm in your quilt at night. 

Food, Water and Alcohol

What we eat and drink has a significant difference on our body temperature. Our body burns food to keep us warm. This means your intake throughout the day can affect your sleep. Furthermore, what and when you eat before bed can impact how well you sleep. Try to eat a high-fat dessert (cosmic brownie, anyone?) before tucking in for the evening to provide your body fuel to burn for the entire night and stay warm in your quilt. Dehydration can also leave you feeling cold. A hot drink before bed lets your body rehydrate, as well as raises your temperature before heading off to sleep. It’s a good idea to avoid alcohol and caffeine before bed. Alcohol and caffeine prevent blood flow and leave you colder. 

Sleep Clothes and Headgear 

Proper sleep clothes are key to staying warm in your quilt. First, it’s important not to sleep in wet clothes because they can dampen and cause your quilt to insulate less. Second, the thickness of your sleep clothes can impact the total warmth of your sleep system. Finally, if you consistently sleep in dirty clothes, it can reduce the loft and warmth of your quilt in the long term. Because quilts don’t have hoods, headgear is crucial to sleep warm in a quilt. We recommend a standalone Torrid Hood, but some prefer hoods on jackets (like our Torrid Apparel), buffs, or beanies.