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Is having a very warm room bad?

hi, my bed room (which I spend most of my time in) is usually warmer then most other places, including the rest of the trailer (small room hold the heat in better). MY grandma is constantly complaining about it, because for her it's too hot. I like it because it means I don't have to have multiple layers on like I do otherwise. She's started claiming that it's bad for my health. Besides from possible dehydration/heat stroke are there any risks for having a warmer room. (and yeah if I get too warm, I open a window or door, or leave it)
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Unless you have been having issues that you can relate to having it warmer in your room, I'd say no. I like it cold in my room, I sleep better, that and I get headaches a lot and it helps them too. I spent some months in the desert and as far as anything abnormal, I can't say that it had an effect on me. As you well know, every one is different, so ask 10 people, you'll get 10 different answers. If I had to guess, your grandmother just doesn't like being too warm.
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If you are more comfortable with your room warm, this is entirely up to you what temparture you have your room at.  Just a waste of money on heating if you have to open a door or a window.

Has no effect on your health at all.  Of course, if your room was like a sauna, well that would be a different matter!

Sleeping in a cold and damp room with mildew and mould is not healthy.

You can get different tog duvets now, so you don't need to have layers and layers of blankets.  A 10 and 13 tog is a winter duvet.  

Sounds like grandma wants to save on the heating bills if she is paying for this.

Personally, I cannot sleep in a warm room as I start to itch and can't settle. I am quite hot blooded.

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I have no extra source of heating, And there is only one thermostat, which is not dependent on the temp in my room. and it's the easiest way to cool my room off, by opening my bedroom door to let the heat out to the rest of the trailer, or open the window to let the hot air out and get fresh air in the room.
lol my grandma claims it can feel like a sauna, but it's never actually that warm. and I have enough blankets for at night. and I wouldn't mind a cold room, if I were only in it at night but I spend 90% of my time in my room.
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Well if you are spending 90% of your time in your room, you are not moving about much and you will need your room warmer because your circulation won't be as good as your grandma's.  If you are not just sleeping in your room, then of course you will need to feel comfortable.  The other option is to wear the appropriate clothing depending on the weather.

Your grandma sounds like she moves about a lot.  When you move about your circulation is much better, that is why she feels your room is too warm for her.

When I am too hot and strip off, and my husband still feels cold, he puts a warmer jumper on.  But as you are the only one living in your room, then there is no problem.



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It is safer for older people or people with heart conditions to sleep in a cooler room.  People who are overweight are often hotter.  People who are hypothyroid are often cold, however.  You are probably both fine in your preferences, and grandma will be more comfy in her own room.  
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my grandma moves around less then I do, actually, and I don't know why you would assume how active she is, because I've not made any comment about her habits. but she is over weight, and I do dress appropriately for the weather. I'm the person you see bundled up with a toque/winter hat, scarf and winter jacket as soon as the temp reaches below 5C, lol. But I prefer not to be required to wear a blanket, hoodie/sweater, or jacket the whole time I'm awake.
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By your comments about your grandma coming into your room, it gave the impression that she is active.  You don't say that you live together, so you gave the impression that she visits.

Depends on the age of your grandma too.  Women who are menopausal get hot flushes (some people call them hot flashes).

And like Caryopteris says, people who have an under active thyroid gland will feel cold, even when the weather is hot.

People who have other medical issues will also feel cold.

At the end of the day it is up to you, as long as you are comfortable.

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5197545_tn?1365033907
You can always go to a little of the extreme and tape over the heat and air duct in your room, you don't have to cover the whole thing either. Forgive me cause I'm basing this off of what you have provided, spending 90% of the time in your room could be a bad thing too. I'm sure you can understand that we're left with very little to comment on. I'm not judging you one bit, everyone has their own things they do.
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4851940_tn?1385441629
Taping over a heat and air duct is dangerous.

Any vents and air ducts need to be kept clear.

I suffered from carobon monoxide poisoning whilst on holiday because an air duct was blocked.
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Oh contrary to what you may believe, it's no different than your HVAC system closing off zones. In a lot of HVAC systems, when they are set up, they are done so in a manner than when you have more than one zone there will be baffles that open and close to control how much air movement is sent where. And...have you never seen the register outlets that have built in baffles???? If you suffered from CO poisoning, there was a fault with your system, not a blocked duct.
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I was on holiday on a boat that was supposed to have had engineer checks and it was deemed safe.

On inspection by a different engineer because of my insistance that something was wrong it was found that the air duct that vented out the poisonous gas had been blocked and the poison fumes were escaping into inside the boat.  Had I not slept with the door and windows open, we would have been dead.  As it was, I knew something was not right becaue I felt very ill and had difficult breathing hence the doors and windows open and insistence that the boat be re-examined.

In fact only this week a young mother and her daughter have died on a private boat due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

If you are talking about closing a air vent that has a grid that can be regulated to its apperture then that is different.

And yes, in my old property we had heat by gas warm air and the grills had vents that could have been adjusted.  But NOT taped over.
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I'm sorry if I fail to see the difference between a register that is taped over and one that has the damper closed? Even on a boat, if you got CO poisoning there was a fault with the system itself, not because a room register was blocked. If you have exhaust gasses circulating into the conditioned supplies then you will get sick. Please, however, don't think I'm glad you got sick. See I work for a Mechanical contractor so these things I know a little about. Anyway, this has gone way off topic and we need to stick to the original question.
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To close the question about air ducts and carbon monoxide poisoning, the problem is closing or sealing vents that above a furnace, or flame, or vents that feed oxygen to the flame. You do not want to starve the fire of oxygen. We have a wood stove, for example, that has a big sheet metal pipe that leads to the outside, with a vent lever that can cause it to partially blocked. The cylindrical duct provides heat to the room, but under no circumstances should it be partially closed. Except in summer when we don't use the stove but have air conditioning.  On the other hand if you have an air duct that does not lead to a flame, but simply passed warm air from an electrical heating coil, it makes no difference.
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