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robpleticha | Treatment & Care | Seit 2 Monate | Ursprünglich geschrieben in Englisch Coping with Cold Weather and Flare Ups
Now that we are in Winter time, I was wondering if anyone had any tips to share on dealing with the cold weather. Is there any solutions that you have found useful to avoid flare ups of symptoms when the temperature is so cold outside?
Is really the only solution to go to a warmer climate? Or is there something you can do while living in a cold climate to keep flare ups to a minimum?
Layers. Layers and more layers. Think five to seven layers at least. Under my nice dress trousers in winter is usually a number of leggings to help warmth, thermo tops and leggings help. Though considering I live in an area of Australia where we neve seen snow and minium never drops to 0, let alone below I' not to sure how much that helps.
Once I use to have a electric blanket but had to leave it on all night but a few instances where I'd overheat and throw the blankets off and then get cold stopped that. Whatever it takes make sure that you don't fall asleep without being near certain that your not going to get cold overnight. Nothing worst then waking up cold in the early hours and knowing your going to feel a wreck when you have to get up in a few hours time.
Convention says to put blankets under quilts but I often find the extra weight of blankets ontop of the quilt holds heat better. I also once had a enormous leather jacket which I laid ontop. Because leather isn't a breathable matriel it held in the warmth marvelously, keping me rather toasy indeed.
Train yourself to get out of bed if you do wake up cold and put more layers on. I really hate it when you don't get quite cold enough to wake up proper and go back to sleep without putting on more layers and then I really feel aweful the next day.
woolen hat, woolen scalf, woolen mittens with leather mittins on top to keep the heat in. wool fleeced jacket, a large leather jacket, get one with a hood if you can to hold heat in. In orther words whatever is necessary and you feel you can get away with even at work or when going out for dinner. I always look terribly bulky in winter, but its worth it. I love long sleeved turtlenecks, they can hide a multitude of layer sins with no one the wiser.
Thanks for sharing your methods Sonia, all while it is Summer in Australia. We are getting hit by quite a bit of snow and cold weather this year in Europe. I hope everyone is using a lot of layers and staying warm while they sleep.
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