I'm a sleep expert – my 5 hacks will keep you toasty in bed all night and you won't have to switch the heating on | The Sun

WITH winter in full force, the temperatures have plummeted below zero in areas all across the nation.

But as Britons are struggling with the rising energy bills, experts have shared their top tips for keeping warm in the bed – and you won't have to switch the heating on either.

Offering a helping hand, gurus at Online-Bedrooms.co.uk revealed how to stay toasty all through the night – and it may be as easy as changing your bed position.

Nic Shacklock, from  Online-Bedrooms said: “A lot of us struggle with getting to sleep in the colder months.

''With temperatures dropping and energy prices hiking, we wanted to share our top tips to those looking for new ways to heat up in bed.

“It sounds simple, but something as straightforward as making sure your bed isn't close to a window can make all the difference when it comes to resisting turning on the heating in an evening.”

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Here are Nic's top recommendations…

Layer up

According to Nic, having a cold body can distract from falling sleeping and cause issues with waking up several times throughout the night.

To ensure you get the best night's sleep, it's important to keep warm and wrap up before getting into bed.

''One of the best materials for keeping in warmth is silk,'' the whizz noted.

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''Those who feel uncomfortable wearing lots of layers to bed at night should keep warm, thick clothes on their bedside table to grab in the night in case of any midnight cold spells.''

Move your bed

It may sound obvious but the placement of your bed can affect your sleep – avoid putting it next to your windows.

Instead, the pro suggested, try switching it to the other side of the room for a cosier night.

Cosy drinks

Nothing hits the spot quite like a cup of hot chocolate after a long day of running around and parenting.

But, as Nic noted, there are also other benefits to this warm beverage and turns out, it does wonders for falling asleep.

''To warm yourself before bed time, get into the routine of having a warm milky drink in the evening.

''Not only will the drink warm you from the inside, but milk contains tryptophan which helps the body prepare for sleep.''

Hot water bottle

When it comes to keeping warm in the night, we usually think of turning on the heating system.

But the same can be achieved with a hot water bottle, the expert claimed.

Sharing the hack, Nic explained: ''The heat created from the water bottle can also aid a relaxing night’s sleep, as the warmth circulates blood flow and improves blood flow around the body.

''Try also placing it into your bed while you have a shower and get ready to sleep, as it will warm up your mattress and duvet ready for you to jump in and head off to sleep.''

Fluffy socks

Fluffy socks are a must-have for the colder months – not only do they look adorable but this winter staple will also keep your feet warm.

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Nic said: ''Our feet and hands can become cold much more quickly than other parts of the body, which is why warming them up is important for a warm night.

''Thermal, chunky or fluffy socks are great for keeping warmth in.''


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