Something New in 2020

I love a cold bedroom. When I was a bachelor, I would leave the window open in February. In my opinion, there’s nothing better than a cold, dark bedroom and me cuddled up under the blankets.

The reason I love a cold bedroom is that if I get too hot when I’m sleeping, I have nightmares. Terrible, often violent nightmares that tend to stick in my head for the rest of the night, no matter how long it takes me to fall back asleep.

But recently, we had some very cold nights in DC, so I pulled out a quilt my godmother made as a wedding gift. It’s a lovely quilt, full of imagery and stitching from my life and my wife’s life. It kept me nice and toasty as the temperatures dipped below freezing.

But I kept it on the bed after the cold front passed. Why? Because it has changed the way I sleep. Every since I’ve had the quilt on my bed, my dreams have increased tremendously–in every way. My dreams are longer, more vivid, more creative, more fun. So much so that I almost hate to wake up when the alarm goes off. The only question is, how can I keep the quilt on the bed come summer?

Is this what it feels like to sleep under a weighted blanket? The quilt is very heavy, so I imagine so. It definitely makes me want to try one, especially if it’s not as hot as the quilt (surprisingly, yes, I am very warm, but I don’t have nightmares).

Do you use a weighted blanket? Let me know. I’d love to know how you chose your blanket and what you think. Especially if you have the same dream result.

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