When the cold weather is on its way, knowing how to choose the right winter clothes and how to change your wardrobe clothes is important and therefore we devote a lot of our time to it. However, do we pay the same attention when choosing bedding? Wrapping up warm at night is just as, if not more, important to wrapping up during the day, and the thing that provides the most heat on the coldest nights is a duvet. So you can sleep comfortably and quietly, in this oneHOWTO article we'll show you some tricks so you know how to choose a good duvet.
The first thing should consider to choose a good duvet is its insulating power. The main objective of the duvet is to keep out the cold and retain the heat. This is only achieved with suitable insulating power. This mainly depends on the quality and the amount of filling that is used. The higher the amount, the more insulating power it will have.
As the main factor in getting the right insulating power for your duvet is the filling, it is important to know the different types of filling in order to choose the right duvet. There are two main types of duvet filling:
These duvets are filled with feathers or natural down. Down filling is the best thermal insulator because it absorbs moisture and prevents heat from dispersing, while maintaining a suitable temperature. However, they are the most expensive duvets, you have to take special care when cleaning them and as they contain natural materials, they can cause allergies. Feather filling has a solid part attached to the feather, the little shaft, and their insulating power is not so good.
They mimic natural down and can be made from conventional fibers, hollow polyester fibers or microfibers. Hollow polyester fiber is very breathable and has good insulating power. In addition, cleaning is easier than with natural filling and they are hypoallergenic. Microfiber fillers are also polyester and hypoallergenic. However, they mimic natural down slightly better, both in volume and insulating power. They are cheaper than natural filling and although they provide less insulating power, they are a very good option.
Another important factor to consider when choosing a good duvet is the type of cloth. One of the factors that ensures insulating power is the formation of air chambers within the duvet. The air chambers make the duvet filling evenly distributed throughout the duvet so there are no empty areas. The type of cloth that best divides the duvet filling and the air chambers is the system where large squares are sewn into it.
The density is another important element that should be taken into account when choosing a good duvet. The density is the heat capacity provided by the duvet. Therefore, the heavier the density, the greater the heat. Density is not necessarily associated with the quality of the duvet, it just indicates the heat. To choose one density or another, you should consider the atmospheric temperature in your house and, above all, in your room, as well as your body temperature. If you are more sensitive to the cold, the density of the duvet should be higher. However, if you're hot blooded, the density should be lower.
Finally, to determine the length of the duvet you should first consider your own stature and second, whether or not you move a lot while you sleep. If you move a lot during the night, you should buy a long and wide duvet to make sure you are not left uncovered during the night. All these tricks will help you to choose a good duvet to avoid being cold during the night.
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