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Old 01-08-2008, 10:16 PM   #21
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WOW! So many flippers. We sleep with down filled comforters no top sheet or blanket just like they do in Germany and Austrailia they are cozy on there own. No tangled blanket and sheet and they regulate your temperature by wicking away the moisture. I keep lighter weight ones for the summer and heavier weight ones for the winter. They make for some incredible sleep making it possible to sleep in a cold room and stay warm but yet be able to throw a leg on top and get that great cooling at the same time.Pure comfort.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:19 PM   #22
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I have a down comforter. I suck a lot of feathers up my nose from the unfound hole. I tried a few times without a sheet but there's a whole feng shui thing about sleeping under a white sheet/blanket.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:27 PM   #23
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What about using a white duvet cover will that work? I keep double duvets on the comforters just in case one of the cats decide to throw up on one of them that way it wont get to the comforter itself.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:47 PM   #24
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What about using a white duvet cover will that work? I keep double duvets on the comforters just in case one of the cats decide to throw up on one of them that way it wont get to the comforter itself.
Actually in Feng Shui sleeping under anything completely white is bad. With my cats they would probably dig through whatever was on the comforter. I've looked for comforter covers but can't find one here.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:11 PM   #25
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Call me Flipper-----as I do my backflips trying to stay cool.......poor hubby is a saint and luckily was blessed with knock-out genes as soon as he goes to sleep.......I always keep one foot out as a temp regulator.......I have to have the room cool and need the fan on for the white noise....even in Kazakhstan where it can get to minus 60 degrees outside though inside the apartments are overheated.....I NEED my shoulders covered, however.....today I had to turn on the a/c before the "cool front" came thru---it was 79 degrees yesterday, muggy and humid.....supposed to be in the 40's tonight........my pillow is probably flipped many times as I now hate to be hot....
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:14 PM   #26
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Actually in Feng Shui sleeping under anything completely white is bad. With my cats they would probably dig through whatever was on the comforter. I've looked for comforter covers but can't find one here.
Thats easy go to Overstock.com or Ebay another great option is if you sew a little or have a friend that sews just get some sheets sew them together and put either velcro or buttons and button holes.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:18 PM   #27
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I always stay in a German hotel when travelling back and forth from the states and they love using white down duvets and not a cover sheet underneath-----they also love using goose down feather pillows which I'm allergic too and always have to have them switched out. I've given up on having the duvets changed out........not worth the trouble........take a sinus pill before bedtime..........
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:33 PM   #28
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The only time I get really cold sleeping or standing is when the middle of my back between the shoulder blades get cold.Not to say I dont get cold but it has to be quite wicked cold and damp for me to get frozen and I do have a great resistance to cold.I must say when I was in northern Germany in 1999 in december it was freezing and yet people were walking around every where.But it was truly a bitter cold.Quite a shock to me even though I have lived in Colorado and now in Northern New Mexico. I think you can get used to a good amount of of cold in colder climates by just simply living there.
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:34 AM   #29
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I flip my pillow (feather, since the others are too hot for me) too. I like the room to be cool, then I like to snuggle under a top sheet and blanket (plus a comforter if it is really cold in the room). I don't like to sleep with my feet out from under the covers, but I will stick them out now and then, looking for a cool spot. I pull the covers back from my legs or arms as needed too. Not only do I flip my pillow, but I am a regular whirling dervish in bed. Most of the time I can flip without messing up the sheet and blanket, but sometimes I wake up to find the top sheet has twisted into a tight, thick rope! Don't ask me how I did it because I couldn't tell you, but a week or so ago I somehow managed to flip the top sheet completely over, without disturbing the blanket and comforter! James couldn't care less about a top sheet, and since we tend to pull the covers off each other when we turn, we solved that by each having our own blankets. Same bed/separate blankets. I used to have a cat who liked to sleep on top of my hip, waist, or shoulder as I slept (fortunately she was small!). She was used to me flipping over all night. I always said she would have made a good log-roller!

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Old 01-09-2008, 04:22 AM   #30
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OK I'm the odd woman out. I do not flip and I have to be fully covered in the winter and fully covered in the summer until I go to sleep then I kick the covers off. In the winter I love it when my DD watches TV in my room on my side of the bed. Makes it toasty warm and I love it.
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