I just don't have the resources to stay even comfortably warm. So, I figure out other ways to keep my body warm. Wearing layers, closing off rooms, eating warm foods, baking, and other methods work.
However, when I get under the covers, about half a dozen worn out blankets, I am still cold because of sheets. Percale is like lying on a sheet of ice. Besides, I gave up using percale years ago. Cotton is better, especially if it is not wrinkle-free. Flannel is the warmest thing around. But, even that was not working for me. Believe me, I need a less drafty bedroom and better quality blankets.
One night, my sheet shifted and I pulled up a blanket in my sleep. The blanket was toasty warm. So, now I use a blanket instead of a sheet next to my body. It WORKS! Try it. I don't have to warm up my blanket. Even with socks, pants, t-shirt, and sweatshirt, I can still feel a cold sheet but not a blanket. It feels cuddly to my body through clothing.
Over my pillow I put a small, cheap fleece throw, gotten as a gift last year, but like the $2.88 ones at Walmart. Then, I pull it up over my head, forming a complete barrier to air seeping in at my neck and shutting out drafts, keeping my shoulders warm. I do keep my nose clear so I can breathe fresh, cold air and not exhale under the blanket causing me to feel damp...lol.
Someday, I will make a blanket into a fitted sheet. Once last winter, I put a lightweight chenille blanket over my bottom sheet. That was before I started using a blanket instead of a top sheet. Right now, I am still using a flannel bottom sheet.
I went out Saturday night and found both hens in the same Rubbermaid box. Other than the second night Patsy Cline was here and a few thereafter, this is the first time they have shared a box. They were both cuddled together. It is so cute.
Have you ever used a blanket instead of a sheet to make the layer next to you a little warmer to the touch?