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flannel sheets...really warmer? lower thermostat?

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I'm looking at flannel sheets for the first time. Do they really keep you warmer in bed, allowing you to keep the heat lower? Can they be too hot?

They're in my cart, so I'd appreciate a quick reply.

Thanks! Smile

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Suziepeach1281285181.7615057 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

esmerelda, I tried flannel sheets but for me, they're too hot.. at least too hot for us.. you'd really have to give them a try to decide..

I am who I am, no approval is needed.

Dachsie1281285375.1532607 PostsRegistered 6/4/2006

I really do not think they make a real difference in warmth.

I do think think the flannel finish is cozier winter type fabric finish. Sometimes when you get in bed on silk, high thread count, smooth finish sheets, they at first FEEL kind of cold and slippery and not cozy wintery at all.

But as far was keeping you warmer, no. For warmth, you need to look to your blankets and comforters and like that.

I ordered the Norther Nights flannel sheets from Q in the past. They pilled up big time, to the point of not being able to sleep on them with all those little hard pills bothering me.

I don't mind buying new flannel sheets every year because I do like the cozy wintery feeling, but the pilling starts almost immediately and you cannot even use them for one season.

I do not know if there is a flannel sheet branch that never pills.

esmerelda1281286542.514409 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Thanks, ladies. I guess I'll stick with cotton and see how they are in the winter. Have always had a heated waterbed before and it was never an issue.

Thanks again for your replies. I'm off to remove them from my cart.

Nothing fuels bravery more than the lack of the will to live. ~Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932: A Novel (Francine Prose)

Harpa1281287468.7178252 PostsRegistered 6/28/2007

I think they are warmer & cozy, but I don't like the feel, preferring 1000 thread count and my electric blanket.

Subject1281287535.0411269 PostsRegistered 2/24/2007

They are warmer- but let me tell you- if you are menopausal you do not want warm flannel sheets- ugh!


Brabls1281287657.37314740 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007

I love the polar fleece sheets. I uise them year round. They keep me the right temp & wick away perspiration so I don't wake up with a wet head & neck.

Auntnete1281288100.0373044 PostsRegistered 3/4/2008Georgia

Esmerelda, I so agree with the comment about QVC flannel sheets pilling, probably the worse I have ever seen! DH doesn't even want them in his camping stuff anymore.

Try the fleece. I just love them, have used them in winter and spring. I like the crisp feeling of high thread count cotton so I have not used them this summer but they will be back on my bed in the fall. DH even wanted a set for use in Saudi but I didn't send them to him. I might buy him a set to take back in October.

Aunt Nette

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Shelbelle1281288723.09736482 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I have been using flannel sheets on all my beds since 1983, but only in fall and winter. You do not get that cold, crisp feeling of regular sheets, I love these in the colder months.

esmerelda1281294854.83714409 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Brabls and Auntnete...thanks for the reminder about fleece. I saw some of them on Overstocks the other night. I'll keep that in mind as the weather cools.

Nothing fuels bravery more than the lack of the will to live. ~Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932: A Novel (Francine Prose)

kittyfan1281295114.936338 PostsRegistered 11/6/2008Central Tx

Fleece gal checking in. I do live in TX---so the need for fleece/flannel sheets is limited. But last winter found some "sunbeam" brand at JCP---love them---and I do lover my thermostat at night---my dogsters fight with me for the best spot when I have the fleece sheets---and I do love the high count cotton sheets--in the other months.

~bunny~1281296621.479850 PostsRegistered 5/17/2010
On 8/8/2010 newport said:

They are warmer- but let me tell you- if you are menopausal you do not want warm flannel sheets- ugh!

ITA. This will be my first year without flannel.

They are warmer and you can turn down the thermostat.

bunny can't wait for Spring!

shamalamad­ingdong51281296953.5473313 PostsRegistered 2/12/2008
I like flannel sheets in the winter. They're much cozier than regular sheets. I don't like that they're bulkier and take up more room in my linen closet.

These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter... I go somewhere to get something and then wonder what I'm here after.

JYWilliams1281297280.493178 PostsRegistered 10/7/2009Kentucky "The Blue Grass State"

I love flannel sheets in the winter. They keep me warm and I keep my thermostat on 63 in the winter.

~Lucky Lu~1281299496.8571077 PostsRegistered 8/15/2007Go Get 'Em Tigers!

My DD's family protests every spring when she puts their flannel sheets away. I swear by them, as well, and by November 1st they will be on my bed until warm weather returns in the spring.

I've used both Lands' End and Northern Nights, and I've been pleased by both. My current set from QVC was a OTO several years ago.

The only QVC sheets I've had that pilled were a silk/cotton damask, and that happened as soon as I washed them. I "slept" on them one night, then returned them.

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peppersmom21281355024.383029 PostsRegistered 8/22/2006

No more flannel for me now that I have found fleece. I didn't even get the electric blanket out last year using the flannel.

lovestotea­ch1281355350.6817630 PostsRegistered 1/2/2009DFW Metroplex, Tx

We love our NN flannel sheets and use them all year long. I think its because they are truly all-cotton! On top of the sheets is a gauzy all-cotton blanket and an all-cotton quilt, thin, but extremely well-made (so proud!) In the summer, we can toss the top quilt off and are perfectly the right temp! That's us! Funny, after one trial with a flannel set a long time ago tossed out by DD (so we used it!) DH did not ever want to veer from flannel again! {#emotions_dlg.ohmy}

Lovestoteach~ ~ ♥ ♥♥

Chicagoan1281563756.9972699 PostsRegistered 6/11/2008CHICAGOLAND

Love, Love my Fleece Sheets, they are my greatest discovery in years! I purchased a set last winter from JC Penney on recommendation from this forum. I promise you, that you will not want to get out of bed. I did not use a heavy blanket all winter, however, the sheets are not hot, they are sooo soft and cuddly. I still use the top sheet on my bed thru the summer. I also purchased a set for my guest room, and the first thing guests ask me is where did I get those sheets? My whole family now use fleece sheets on their beds in the winter. No more Flannel on my beds or any other!!!!

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pepes mom1281572120.8035333 PostsRegistered 7/21/2005SW PA

At the suggestion of someone on this forum, I ordered the fleece sheets from JCP. OMG, I didn't use my flannel sheets at all last year. I just washed the 1 set and put it back on the bed. My plan is to get a 2nd set this year. And, they now come in more than plain/single colors.

~ Pepe's Mom ~

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TexasMom11281628117.7773532 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007

ITA on the fleece sheets! I love them and cannot wait for cooler weather to use them. They are so soft and comforting. I sleep better using fleece. We had a huge thread going last year on these sheets. I myself got the Sunbeam brand of fleece from JCPenney. I have hated having to sleep on cotton sheets this summer. Be sure you buy fleece, not flannel. There is a big difference. I think I have five sets of them! They will go on every bed in my house. I never thought of just using the top sheet for summer use... great idea.......If you have never tried them, you are in for a real treat.

Lynneuk1281628906.128614 PostsRegistered 11/3/2006

To those of you using the fleece sheets. Are they a low pile fleece or fluffy like a fleece pullover top?

Isn't fleece a manmade fabric? I would imagine them as being hot, sweaty and static producing. But it sounds like that isn't the case!

I love good quality flannel sheets so I'm thinking I would probably love fleece too.

I'll have to check them out. Anyone seen any in stores yet?


Rap21281630104.4713235 PostsRegistered 5/24/2006

If you're interesting in saving money on your heating bills - buy an electric blanket or purchase a down comforter. Either one will allow you to turn your thermastat down at night.

kelsey 031281810298.417781 PostsRegistered 3/28/2010

i bought some 2 yrs ago from kohls. 1st yr they were great and very warm. last yr no. i gather after you have washed them enough times the nap drops down and they act like regular cotten sheets. i got them to cut the utility bill down also. i have an electric blanket yet its too costly to use. this yr im going to try a down blanket and fleece sheets.

insomniac1281814635.778303 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Fleece sheets changed my life: I actually slept soundly night after night. They feel so amazing: lightweight, yet cozy. You'll be able to lower your thermostat.


penny2k1281815526.547296 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

They are wonderful!! Yes, they truly do keep you warmer. I use them in Phoenix, AZ in the winter and do not get too hot.

I'm not averse to wrinkles, as, let's face it, sometimes my laundry doesn't come out of the dryer right away. I try for the same day, but...well...you know. :)

I have seen wrinkles (but see above), and by the time I stretch them out on our king size bed, I have never once in my entire life been bothered by a wrinkle in my sheets. They are cozy, and eliminate that "AAAAAHHHHHHH!!! The sheets are cold!" feeling when you get into the bed.

I have 2 sets of Northern nights. They are fabulous!

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