Karl Lohnes: let’s conquer winter with these hibernation aids

Freezing temperatures, lack of natural light and lockdowns are prompting many of us to seek escape – by spending more time in the familiar comfort of our bed.

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Winter has set in and the holiday glow is long gone. January can feel like the dullest and longest month of the year. Freezing temperatures, lack of natural light and lockdowns are prompting many of us to seek escape – by spending more time in the familiar comfort of our bed.

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Yes, sometimes the best solution to life’s stress is to stay in bed. Call me an old bear, but I think this is the month to give us a cozy and stylish place to dream of winter. That’s why this grizzly offers you his favorite ways to dream about snuggling up in the comfiest bed and getting the best night’s sleep.

Build your bedding

Bedding adds style, warmth and comfort to a bedroom in the winter. I love to layer the bed with good quality soft sheets (I’m a fan of flannel), woolen or quilted blankets for extra warmth to snuggle up in, and washable, easy to clean duvets and pillowcases. ‘interview. The latter are necessities because, let’s face it, spending more time in bed watching movies and chatting on the phone often includes coffee and snacks. Duvet and pillow covers greatly facilitate the necessary washing.

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The casual yet elegant look of distressed linen or crinkled cotton (found throughout the bedlinen section at Marshalls) is trending this winter. You can accentuate this fresh 2022 look by choosing warm colors like amber or terracotta. Accessorize with throws and pillows in complementary colors for extra punch. For example, do you like amber or ocher bedding? Add some accessories in shades of blue for variety. With terracotta, accessorize with green.

Must-haves like a rest pillow, tray table, and flexible reading lamp will make your time in bed that much more comfortable watching TV, eating, or reading.

Everyone can rest easy with the Skip Hop Cozy-Up Bedside Bassinet and Bassinet, $255, BuyBuyBaby.ca.
Everyone can rest easy with the Skip Hop Cozy-Up Bedside Bassinet and Bassinet, $255, BuyBuyBaby.ca.

time with baby

A bassinet helps everyone in the house be more comfortable and sleep better. Having newborns in bed when they first come home makes nighttime feeding, changing and soothing less disruptive and maximizes sleep for tired parents or those who want to spend more time relaxing in their own bed while keeping baby close.

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Skip Hop’s Cozy-Up Versatile Bedside Bed and Bassinet features eight positional heights to keep your child within easy reach. It’s on smooth rollers, making it easy to move to the parent on the other side of the bed for a few hours – or you can tie it to one side of the bed for extra security. An easy-access side panel lets you access it without getting out of bed.

Transitioning your baby to other areas of the house is also super easy with the casters, making it a better crib for their first few months. Soothing tunes (not too loud) and a clip-on mobile will help baby enjoy waking up time with the family.

A mattress that helps regulate body temperature is your best investment for sleeping well this winter.  Zephyr luxury mattress, starting at $1,750, Polysleep.ca.
A mattress that helps regulate body temperature is your best investment for sleeping well this winter. Zephyr luxury mattress, starting at $1,750, Polysleep.ca.

Set a new standard

Spending more time in bed won’t be relaxing if your mattress doesn’t have the right comfort level or is too old. I always talk about simple ways to make your bed more comfortable: a mattress topper and better pillows are easy ways to update an old mattress. But if what you have is worn out and not supporting you, it might be time to invest in a better mattress.

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Montreal mattress manufacturer Polysleep has the perfect solution. The Zephyr luxury mattress is an investment, but its many features promise better sleep. For example, the temperature-regulating hybrid foam mattress is infused with a layer of GelFlex Plus, gel particles that help cool you down when you’re hot and warm you up when you’re cold.

Now all I have to do is download Sleep Stories (stories that help adults fall asleep, from apps like Calm) to let my mind drift off to a good night’s sleep. , and I’ll be ready to conquer the winter. See you in the spring—or next week; whichever comes first in my dreams.

Do you have a decorating dilemma or want more decorating inspiration? Follow Karl on Instagram @karl_lohnes.

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