Originally Posted by egghead5
My 80 y/o mother who is in them middle of reducing her meds finds that the bed blankets are too heavy. (Mind you she is just that weak). It causes her to struggle to reposition them for comfort. When she does reposition them, they often get all twisted (similar to the tangle she gets in when putting on a sweater and putting one arm through the head area). I suggested we adjust the room temperature accordingly and she try sleeping without any sheet or blanket but she does not feel "protected" then.
I'm at a loss. Any ideas?
My suggestion would be a very lightweight down or down alternative comforter often referred to as "tropical weight". I would skedaddle over to The Company Store for their clearance on the "St. Tropez" collection. I have bought both down and down alternative comforters from them for nearly 20 years.
I, in fact, am going to stock up myself and buy a few gifts as it looks like they are fazing this collection out.
Anyway, this is ideal in many ways for us with PD. Due to the loft, it is super lightweight * lighter than a sheet* . Not bulky or heavy. Works with your body temp. I get hot spells in the night but my robe or outer bed jacket comes off not the comforter - I never have to kick that off me. Since it is pouffy, it tends not to roll or bunch and I have never had it wrap around me.
Best part is it super nice just to have something so versatile. I use it year round even in the summer.
If you do order from them, I would suggest ordering down one bed size as these are oversize in general. Mine ends up trailing on the floor and drives me buggy, and that could be foot tangling or trip waiting to happen.
If you don't go with above site, just Google "summer weight down comforter" but honestly this is a great deal. Quality is assured and normally prices start at $100.
Hope this helps!
P.S. I feel your mom; I have been there before. Hang in there - it will get better.