'Fantastic insulator!' 'Cheap solution' for insulating single-glazed windows is under £5


    The figures from YouGov also revealed that three-quarters (75 percent) of Britons are also planning to use less central heating, with 14 percent planning to cut central heating use completely. As temperatures plummet, many Britons are worried about keeping warm at night due to rising energy bills.

    With this in mind, experts at Bed Kingdom have shared their tips and tricks to keep bedrooms warm at night, without switching central heating on.

    Use bubble wrap for window insulation – under £5

    For those with single-glazed windows, it can be difficult to keep the air warm inside the room.

    The experts advised using a simple “bubble wrap” hack to keep toasty in the cooler months. They said: “One quick, cheap solution is to use bubble wrap. Bubble wrap works as a good insulator thanks to its small air pockets. As the base material is plastic, it heats up quickly and serves as a fantastic insulator.

    “Simply spray your window with water and the bubble wrap should stick to your window. You’ll be grateful once the temperatures plummet.”

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    Keep curtains open during the day – free

    When temperatures drop, it’s tempting to close the curtains to keep the heat in, however, this can actually make rooms even colder in the evenings.

    During the day, keep curtains open, especially if the rooms catch direct light during the day. As the sunlight hits the glass windows, radiation passes through and warms anything able to absorb the heat, including beds, sofas, furniture and soft furnishings.

    The experts added: “A room exposed to lots of sunlight throughout the day can warm quicker than one without any sunlight. Once the sun sets, close the curtain to trap the heat inside.”

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    Invest in a heated mattress topper – from £22

    A heated mattress topper uses electrically-heated wires or heated water to increase the topper’s temperature.

    The padded topper can be put on top of the mattress to heat up the bed while sleeping or put on just before bed to heat up the bed ready for a cosy night’s sleep.

    The experts added: “Not only will it keep you warm, but a heated mattress topper can also help your muscles relax, meaning you’ll fall asleep much easier.

    “While it may be expensive to keep this running all night, try switching it on an hour before bed so that when you’re ready to sleep you won’t be shivering.”

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    Rearrange bedroom furniture – free

    The experts said: “Believe it or not, your bedroom layout could be keeping you awake shivering at night.

    “Having your bed too close to your window means that any drafts coming in will be hitting your bed directly.

    “Single-glazed glass windows also cause condensation and heat loss, which is why you want your bed as far away from the windows as possible.

    “Place your bed away from your window, preferably in a corner. Add extra layers of blankets and pillows to help keep you warm during the night.”


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