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HOW TO CHOOSE A DUVET?

25 July 2023

Are you looking for a new duvet? With so many factors to consider and available options, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and not know the best choice.

In this article from Relax, we help you choose the most suitable duvet for you and tell you how often you should change it.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU BUY A NEW DUVET?

There is no set rule regarding how often you should change your comforter. This is because each duvet is different, and its construction's fill, fabric and quality will affect how long it lasts. How your duvet is treated will also influence how often you need to replace it.

In general, the following signs of wear will indicate that it is time to replace your duvet:

  1. The padding is irregular or feels stiff and lumpy.
  2. The outer cover is torn, has holes, or is coming undone at the seams.
  3. It has stains or an unpleasant odour that washing cannot remove.
  4. You notice an increase in allergic symptoms when you get up in the morning.

WHAT SHOULD I TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WHEN CHOOSING WHICH DUVET TO BUY?

The most important thing when choosing a new imperial rooms duvet is the filling. It would help to consider how easy your new duvet is to care for and whether it suits allergy sufferers.

Next, we give you some of the most important details you should consider when buying your new duvet, especially regarding the filling.

What is the best duvet filler?

The choice of fill influences a duvet's feel and comfort level, and price. As you might expect, higher-quality duvets are more expensive. But with a higher price, you also get the benefits of more excellent durability, comfort and product warranty.

Nordic fillings can be divided into natural and synthetic. Here are some of the more popular duvets on offer:

Natural fillers are soft and breathable. This means they are less likely to overheat while you sleep or wake up feeling uncomfortable in the morning. The most famous natural fillings are duck or goose feathers and down. Down is light, soft and highly insulating, while feathers are heavier. Chosen well, feather and down fill create soft, fluffy duvets that are breathable and insulating.

Wool duvets are another natural option. Wool is one of nature's most innovative materials, absorbing excess moisture and heat when needed. It will keep you comfortable all night and warm when the temperatures drop. Wool duvets are an excellent option for bed sharers because they adjust the temperature around both sleepers so they're comfortable throughout the night.

Synthetic duvet fillings are soft and cosy and have the added benefit of being easy to care for. They can be machine washed and tumble dried quickly and easily, making them ideal for allergy sufferers who cannot sleep under a down or feather duvet. Synthetic fills can be microfiber, soft and silky like down, or holo-fibre, which is more supple and fluffy like down comforters.

You may think that synthetic fillings are the best option for allergy sufferers, and, to some extent, this is the case because they are easy to clean and prevent the accumulation of allergens. However, some natural fillers also have inherent anti-allergenic properties.

WHAT IS THE BEST DUVET ABOUT TOG?

The tog indicates the amount of heat that a duvet retains. The higher the tog, the more heat it will retain and the warmer you'll feel sleeping under it.

The easiest way to choose the suitable tog is to associate it with the year's season. A lower tog rating is better for summer (2-4.5 togs), while a higher tog rating is necessary for winter (13.5 togs).

If you're looking for year-round comfort, we recommend choosing an all-season set, including a 4.5 duvet for summer, a 15 tog duvet for spring and fall, and the classic winter duvet.

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