However, our baby sleeps in the room next to us and I worry that she’s too cold or too warm.
My husband is naturally a warm sleeper. No matter what we do, his body overheats in the middle of the night, causing me to overheat too because I lay beside him. All his body heat gets trapped under the covers and it’s impossible to escape. I’m not someone who can sleep when they’re too warm, so this creates a big issue for me. I’ve tried turning on the overhead fan or adding portable fans beside the bed, but I discovered that these make me sick. All the direct, cool air being blown onto my face isn’t good for me. I contemplated turning the temperature down on the thermostat, but our HVAC system is so sensitive. I can turn the temperature down one degree and it feels like an ice box, but if I turn the temperature up one degree it feels like I’m living in a furnace. I don’t know why the HVAC system is like this. Adjusting the thermostat by a single degree either way should not lead to an extreme temperature. If it were just me and my husband, then I’d probably turn the temperature down. However, our baby sleeps in the room next to us and I worry that she’s too cold or too warm. I don’t want her to be uncomfortable, even if I am. I’d rather be the one that’s too warm or too cold instead of her. For this reason, I’m going to continue sweating at night until I can find an alternative solution to the inconsistent temperatures.