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  •  Clean dry sox (3+ / 0-)
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    RunawayRose, G2geek, WarrenS

    Put on a pair of clean dry socks to sleep in on cold nights

    "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." [Ray Bradbury]

    by RosyFinch on Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 10:58:31 PM PST

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    •  yes. feet and cooling. (2+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose, WarrenS

      Feet are a major input/output device for temperature:-)  If your feet are hot, you're hot; if your feet are cold, you're cold.  This because they've got lots of nice blood vessels and so they act like radiators or heat pumps.

      Socks work well in the winter; or more blankets on the bed.  I've done the blankets thing, including a down comforter.  Holy cow, nice and cozy even when the room is at something like 55 Fahrenheit.  

      For cooling:  It's a stereotype of careless or lazy people to sleep with their feet sticking out from under the covers.  But it turns out that's actually a very smart way to stay cool while sleeping in the summer.  Also a rapid cool down is a quick route to sleep: even in the winter, if I stick my feet out, my body cools down quickly and I get very sleepy very quickly.   Works almost every time.  

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