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Indeed. But lovely and warm here with the electric blanket on.
They certainly make bedtime a lot warmer and inviting!Yes, my electric blanket is on, also.
Mother was also a fan of electric blankets, and indeed, I seem to recall that one year (by request, and/or mutual agreement) my Christmas present took the form of an electric blanket.
My French class is coming along well, and I am quite happy with my progress; however, as is always the case, one kicks oneself after a holiday, and needs serious revision (which I spent a few hours on earlier today) to even begin to get back to some sort of speed.
While my vocabulary was always pretty good, I never paid as much attention (at school) to grammar as I should have, which means mastering - or, attempting to master - grammar, or learn grammar properly now; the language has also changed - as all languages do - since I was at school, and seems to have become a bit more informal, or to put more emphasis on informality, at least in speech.
There's a natural, planned temp drop in non-REM sleep. According to some studies *a significant* promoter of non-REM deep sleep is temp drop on its own, so getting in a nice warm bed may be pretty good, but staying warm all night eliminates the temp drop and interfere with deep sleep. Just like alcohol before bedtime does...I just did some looking-around and learned that times have definitely changed when it comes to using electric blankets or the newer electric mattress pads! For one thing, the major thing as far as I'm concerned, now it is no longer recommended that someone keep the blanket on all night.... Back in the old days that was the whole idea of an electric blanket: one turned it on to warm up the bed, then got in for a lovely warm night's sleep and in the morning turned the blanket off. Now it looks as though the things shut off automatically after a couple of hours! Interesting! In that case, yes, one would absolutely need to have additional blankets or a duvet on the bed, too, and to me it wouldn't be all that safe to have them piled on top of the electric blanket. I was also surprised to learn about electric mattress pads, as with one of those the inhabitant(s) of the bed would be lying right on top of that electrical device!
Also I noticed in several of the write-ups I was reading that there were warnings NEVER to use a hotwater bottle or anything with liquid in the bed with the electric blanket or electric mattress pad.
Well, I'm cozy and warm enough in my bed with my sheets and blanket and my duvet on top of the blanket..... Sure, it's a bit chilly when I first get into the bed but that goes away fairly quickly. I do like my latest strategy of using a heating pad to warm up my feet while seated at the computer, though -- gets the feet nice and warm and that is more than half the battle so that when I do get into bed my feet aren't old!
Oh, I had wondered if you spoke any French prior to taking this class you've mentioned. Sounds like you had some formal schooling previously. My wife took a few years, in high school and then college, she busted it out at this fun little French bistro in new york one time, she said she was rusty, but the staff was pretty delighted I mean, it doesn't hurt that's she's also charming and sexy and was wearing some dazzling JPG
There's a natural, planned temp drop in non-REM sleep. According to some studies *a significant* promoter of non-REM deep sleep is temp drop on its own, so getting in a nice warm bed may be pretty good, but staying warm all night eliminates the temp drop and interfere with deep sleep. Just like alcohol before bedtime does...
Maybe this is why I can sleep for 12 hours. I keep the window open and usually keep the fan on, even when it’s in the 40’s. No electric blanket. Ugh.
Yah, I like a pretty cold room for sleeping. The upstairs of my house is not heated directly, i.e. no floor registers with short duct through to ceiling registers in the rooms below. So in winter I just layer up bedding with flannel sheet, thermal blanket (repeat those two if it's really cold outside), wool-blend-batted quilt, twill spread and a comforter. First couple minutes are interesting, sorta like camping out in the fall when you take your boots off and get into a sleeping bag, but after that it's fine and I often wake up having tossed the comforter aside. I don't linger upstairs in the winter mornings though, brrrrrrrr!