FALL TIME IS BLANKET TIME
The foliage colours the world, it is getting dark earlier again, and the temperatures are falling, especially at night. It is not without reason that autumn is considered a cosy time of year when you can again spend a weekend in bed or on the sofa with a large mug of tea with a clear conscience. As the most critical “cuddly accessory”, the matching blanket should not be missing. But which duvet is the right one? The large selection of different blankets often makes it challenging to find the right one. What is there to consider when buying a blanket and what role do the seasons play in the selection? We’ll enlighten you!
- Autumn time is the ceiling time
- How do you recognize an excellent down comforter?
- Down vs Feathers
- What type of sleeper are you?
- The right blanket for every temperature
- duvets for allergy sufferers
- Origin of down and feathers
- The proper care for your ceiling
- Buy duvets online
HOW DO YOU RECOGNIZE A GOOD DOWN COMFORTER?
A high-quality down duvet combines excellent elasticity with high bulking power and low weight and thus has a warming and moisture-regulating effect. However, there are considerable differences in the quality of the fillings. Cheaper duvets are usually not real down duvets, as they are mostly made of feathers. You can tell that from the weight and the feel of the blanket.
DOWN VS FEATHERS
Down and feathers differ mainly in their structure. Typical features of feathers are the two-dimensional shape and the continuous quill in the middle, from which soft feather hairs branch off on both sides. Instead of the quill, the down has a point core, which makes it much more elastic because of its three-dimensional structure and ability to recover constantly. Down traps a large amount of air relative to its weight.
WHAT SLEEP TYPE ARE YOU?
Before buying a blanket, you should ask yourself what type of sleeper you are. Even if you can buy blankets adapted to the seasons, the need for warmth is very individual. Some like to sleep with the windows open, while others feel most comfortable in the heated bedroom. In addition, the perception of cold is often very different and thus also the need for a warming blanket.
So before making a purchase, think carefully about whether you tend to sweat or freeze at night. If you prefer to sleep in heated rooms, a heavily insulating blanket can lead to heat build-up and thus reduce the quality of your sleep. If you only go by the seasons, the blanket selection might not be appropriate for your type. It is, therefore, vital that you are clear in advance about how much insulation the blanket should insulate, whether a lot of moisture needs to be wicked away and how breathable it needs to be.
THE RIGHT BLANKET FOR EVERY TEMPERATURE
Imagine your down comforter acting as an air conditioner in your bed. It should ensure a constant body temperature and has to adapt accordingly to temperature changes. It is, therefore, vital that you have different blankets to choose from for the different seasons.
In summer, it can get hot, and the room temperature sometimes rises above 25°C, especially in the attic. We recommend a blanket of heat class 1 (extra light) this time. These are exceptionally breathable and very thin-down 15 tog king size duvets and light. So you feel comfortably covered even on hot days without sweating.
Are you the type of sleeper who quickly gets too warm, or are you looking for a suitable transition blanket? Then it would help if you chose a thermal class 2 (light) blanket. If the bedroom temperature is around 20°C or you prefer a warmer under the duvet in summer, you should grab a duvet from this warmth class. It is also suitable for warmer regions.
It can be a little more down in spring or autumn, and the blanket should have a filling weight of 170-210 g. During this time, the bedroom temperatures are usually around 16-18°C, and you should make sure that you do not freeze and buy a blanket with warmth class 3 (medium).
Do you like to sleep with the windows open even in winter at the lowest temperatures? Or do you tend to freeze very quickly? Then you should wrap up warm and opt for an exceptionally cosy and warm blanket. Warmth class 4 (warm) blankets ensure you can sleep well even at low temperatures. Most often, they are used in winter, late autumn and the first days of spring.
DUVET FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS
If you are allergic to house dust or dust mites, there are a few things to remember when buying a blanket. Make sure you buy high-quality down comforters. The textiles of the duvet cover should be down-proof, which is achieved by using a particularly tightly woven fabric. The fabric represents a natural barrier for mites.
The entire Sleep & Dream down range is suitable for people who are allergic to house dust.
If your allergy or other reasons require avoiding animal products, you should choose a quilt with a polyester filling. These are also washable up to 60°C, easy to care for, and the first choice for hotels and holiday apartments.
ORIGIN OF DOWN AND FEATHERS
A good night’s sleep requires a clear conscience. Therefore, also pay attention to the origin of the materials. Down and feathers should come from species-appropriate animal husbandry and not be obtained from living animals.
THE RIGHT CARE FOR YOUR CEILING
To keep your duvet as long as possible, you should fluff it daily. In this way, crushed down finds its way back to its original shape, and the duvet remains fluffy for a long time. It is best to introduce shaking up as a daily ritual after getting up, then remember it.
A blanket is exposed to a lot of moisture and body odour. To keep them fresh, they should be aired regularly. You can hang the blanket out of the window at the weekend or air it out on a clothesline. Make sure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture. This damages the consistency of the down.
If the ceiling got dirty, brush it off. Beating or sucking off with a vacuum cleaner quickly causes down to escape, and the duvet loses its shape. Sometimes brushing and airing doesn’t help, and the blanket has to go in the washing machine. Most down duvets can be washed at up to 60°C without any problems. Check the label on the blanket for this. Your washing machine must be able to hold at least 7kg. Put a tennis ball in the dryer to fluff up the down as it dries.