•At night, you are advised to invest in extra blankets and fleece bedding if possible
•A thicker duvet will also help in cushioning you from the cold temperatures
The rains are here with us. Most parts of the country are wet while some are experiencing reasonably lower temperatures.
Cold temperatures can endanger your health, yet you might be faced with limited options to keep warm due to the soaring fuel prices that have made heating costs unaffordable.
However, there are other cost-effective recommendations for you to keep warm during this cold season while at the same time ensuring you don’t strain your pocket.
The UK Red Cross warns that people with respiratory problems such as asthma, or heart conditions are at particular risk during cold seasons.
Hence, you are advised to do as follows:
You can keep warm yourself by wearing more layers of clothes including wearing thick socks to keep your feet warm.
You are also advised to avoid alcohol as it makes your body vessels shrink and hence makes you lose body heat.
You should instead increase your uptake of hot drinks plenty of warm.
Moving around more often will also help you stimulate the body's circulation thus generating heat to keep you home.
There are also several things you can do to keep your house warm. For instance, you can open your curtains during the day but close them immediately after the sun sets.
For cold floors, carpets and rugs will come in handy.
At night, you are advised to invest in extra blankets and fleece bedding if possible. A thicker duvet will also help in cushioning you from the cold temperatures.
An electric blanket is also touted to be a lot cheaper than a heater and provides a constant source of heat throughout the night.
Don’t forget to wear fleece or flannel pajamas and bed socks while retiring for the night.