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Beginner's Guide to Finding the Perfect Comforter

You sleep for approximately 1/3 of your life. Might as well have a good comforter.

And when you find the right one, it can make a world of difference in the quality of your sleep, providing years of comfort and coziness.

Yet, it doesn't take long to realize that there are a ton of options out there. How can you choose the perfect comforter for you?

If you're in the market for new bedding, read on. Today, we're sharing a quick guide on how to choose a comforter that will feel great, fit your style and give you a great night's rest, every time. 

Choose the Right Size

Today, you can find luxurious comforters designed to fit any bed size. They range from twin to California King and everything in between. 

However, don't feel pressured to stick to your exact mattress size when picking one out. Doing so can result in a comforter that just sits on top of your bed, leaving you little excess material to nestle into.

Instead, look for a comforter that's one size bigger than your mattress size. If you have a double bed, for instance, a queen comforter can provide you plenty of warmth.

Going one size up is especially recommended if you have a partner who tends to grab most of the bedding during sleep! Speaking of sharing your bed, remember to take into account your partner's preferences when shopping for a new comforter.

You'll need a material that can accommodate the differences in your individual body heat and adjust accordingly. Below, you'll learn why wool and cotton are ideal materials for a harmonious night's rest!

Research Fill Types

When most people think about comforters, their minds go immediately to down-filled versions. Yet, these traditional toppers are quickly giving way to more eco-friendly, lightweight alternatives.

Let's take a look at some of the choices you'll encounter in your research.

Down Comforters

These comforters are filled with feathers from ducks or geese. While they can be cushy, it's important to understand that they can aggravate sleepers who suffer from allergies or asthma. 

Down comforters can easily harbor dust mites and fungal spores, exacerbating these conditions and interfering with your sleep quality. If you tend to wake up feeling stuffy and sneezy, your down comforter could be the culprit.

Polyester Comforters

These inexpensive versions might seem like a smart, economical buy, but you'll notice the difference as soon as you lie down. Polyester is a synthetic product that's usually non-breathable, which can leave you feeling sticky and sweaty at night. 

In addition, polyester comforters tend quickly to lose their insulating qualities. This could leave you searching for a replacement not long after your initial purchase. Over time, any initial cost savings are offset by their short lifespan.

Wool Comforters

Wool is a natural fiber that absorbs moisture from your body while simultaneously releasing or desorbing it from your bedding. 

This means you stay dry all night long, even if you suffer from night sweats. Wool is also great at regulating your body temperature, so you can enter into a deep sleep and stay there longer. 

The material is also naturally resistant to dust mites, mold, and mildew, helping you wake up without those dreaded morning sniffles.

Natural Cotton Comforters

Like wool, clean and natural cotton comforters promote an optimal sleep environment.

Designed to be both breathable and comfortable, they're an ideal addition to a natural, eco-friendly bedroom.

For these reasons above, our Nest Bedding comforter solutions feature both clean, natural wool produced in the United States, as well as organic, natural cotton.

You can read more about our Premium Eco-Wool standards in this guide.

Consider Your Temperature Preference

It's also important to consider how warm or cool you'd like to be when you turn in at night. Let's take a look at how temperature preference factors into your comforter-buying decision.

Cool Sleepers/Warm Bedding

Are you someone who loves a cool bedroom but ultra-warm bedding? Do you tend to stay cold and prefer extra layers on your bed? 

Either way, a heavier comforter is ideal. A great option is our Original Merino Wool Comforter.

Filled with USDA and WOOLMARK-certified organic superfine merino wool fiber and covered in certified organic cotton sateen, it's the ultimate, decadent bedding.

Naturally hypoallergenic, this comforter is designed to help you reach an ideal sleeping temperature, delivering dry warmth that even the dampest, coldest nights can't break.

For added warmth, be sure to check out new, Luxury Weighted Blanket! Available in three sizes and filled with 100% lead-free glass beads, it's clean, quiet and luxurious. The top fleece cover is plush and mink-like, while the bottom cover is clean, soft and perfect for warmer weather. Both covers are machine washable, making it the ultimate take-everywhere accessory.

Pair your Merino wool bedding with our Organic Merino Wool Topper and you'll never want to crawl out of bed!

Warm Sleepers/Breathable Bedding

On the other hand, if you prefer more lightweight bedding, our Nest Bedding Washable Wool Comforter is perfect. Soft and lightweight, it's filled with clean, natural wool and designed especially with warm sleepers in mind. 

Our Nest Bedding Natural Cotton Comforter is equally sleek and airy, making it a great addition to any Nest Bedding mattress.

Overall, consider both your regional climate, as well as your personal preference, to find the comforter that meets your temperature needs.

Find The Perfect Comforter Today

With this handy buying guide in hand, you're ready to shop for the perfect comforter!

Along the way, remember to keep your size requirements, ideal sleep temperature and preferred fill type in mind. 

We've designed all of our bedding to fit a wide range of needs and preferences. Take a look at our full line of comforters, mattresses, pillows, sheet sets, and more. We also offer sleep apparel and furniture, along with baby and pet products! 

Once you've found the right comforter, why not top it with one of our luxurious, eco-friendly duvet covers?

Check out our organic cotton, linen, and luxury bamboo options to get started. Then, go to bed and wake up feeling more refreshed than ever before.

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