Have you got the formula to your perfect nights sleep down to a T? It’s key to consider the many factors that contribute to you ensuring your full 8 hours of undisturbed visits to dreamland. Did you know one of them is duvet filling? Everyone is different, from how much they feel the hot and cold, to their preference on texture, as well as health perks found in certain fillings. With the life span of a duvet marked at 5 years before you should be looking to change, our duvet filling guide will answer all those burning questions you have before committing to your new duvet.
Synthetic fillings are split in two with a choice of microfibre or hollowfibre fillings, both made from spun polyester, which proves as the cheapest duvet filling. If your preference is to dive head first into an inviting plump, cushioned duvet, hollowfibre will be an appealing filling.
With springy qualities, made with bigger gaps between each fibre, hollowfibre is ideal for capturing and retaining heat. Microfibre offers a softer touch and is less dense. Buy separately or get the best of both with duvets using a combination of the two. Due to their lack of natural materials, synthetic duvets are also far easier to wash and are non-allergenic.
You might think that as an allergy sufferer simply buying a synthetic duvet is the way to go. However, if you want something that really goes above and beyond to fight against your symptoms, browse specific anti-allergy duvets at retailers like Soak & Sleep and My Duvet & Pillow using Discount Promo Codes.
Although allergic reactions can happen from natural materials like feather and down, it could be that you’re actually sensitive due to exterior factors like the dust in your house. Anti-allergy duvets are therefore made to fight against house dust mites and bacteria, treated in order to provide lasting freshness.
Feather and Down Duvets
You can find feather and down duvets both separately and with duvets using both fillings. Generally categorised by their rich quality, choose feather and down duvets for maximum cosiness. Whilst feathers can add weight to your duvet, the use of down creates small pockets of air to trap warmth and find a happier medium between light and heavy. It’s worth noting that if you like to regularly clean your duvet, naturally filled duvets are better off being professionally done in order to properly dry the filling and avoid taking from the quality.
Wool duvets are ideal if you’re shopping for a duvet for you and your partner. The properties of wool mean it is not only great throughout the seasons, regulating your body heat depending on if its hot or cold, but it can also adapt to two different body temperatures. It’s properties also allow it to wick away moisturise, meaning it absorbs and releases it back into the air, avoiding discomfort and boosting Rapid Eye Movement sleep.
Similarly to wool duvets, duvets made from silk are ideal for those who overheat in bed and are prone to hot flushes. Getting rid of moisture, silk is also a cooling, more breathable option. Don’t be fooled, though. Although it has a more drape-like quality to it, silk is in fact quite dense and will keep you warm. Admittedly, silk duvets are an expensive option in terms of duvets. With starting prices of £85 on Soak & Sleep alone, this is a huge difference in comparison to the synthetic choice starting at as low as £9.
So how can different duvet fillings improve your sleep? Well, it all comes down to exact science. Determine what you need out of your duvet, from texture to weight and whether you’re more likely to get overly hot or cold whilst between the sheets. Duvets should be a 5-year investment, so it’s important to consider these factors sometimes despite price. After all, you want a duvet of quality that will last the years and do its job.