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Stay Toasty: How to Choose a Comforter for Colder Weather

Science shows us that temperature directly affects the quality of your sleep. That is why finding the perfect comforter is essential during the cold season. With so many options on the market, it can seem impossible to choose the right one. 

Don't worry though, we have you covered! We have put together this simple guide so that you can choose the best comforters possible with ease.

Let's get started!

The Material 

There are a variety of different materials that your comforter can be made from and filled with. Let's explore the options for your next comforter!

Down 

Down is a super luxurious fill material used in high-end comforters and pillows. It is natural and made from the undercoat of geese or ducks. It is soft and fluffy and insulates and warms very well. 

Because down is an animal product, some consumers do have an issue with down bedding. Additionally, it can be hard to clean and leaves some with allergy flare-ups.

Down Alternative

Down alternative fill is meant to mimic the lightness and warmth of traditional down fill at a lower price and without using animal products. The synthetic material does not cause allergies like down fill. 

A major downfall of choosing synthetic material is its longevity. Down alternative comforters will need to be replaced more frequently than other options. 

Cotton 

Cotton is a beautiful and durable material that has been cultivated since 6,000 B.C for good reason. Cotton is breathable and hypoallergenic making it an excellent fill choice for those who suffer from allergies. 

Additionally, cotton is easy to wash and handle compared to other materials. Cotton fibers are generally lighter in weight, so that means they are not necessarily as warming as other materials. With that being said, cotton comforters are still cozy and ideal for milder climates. 

Wool 

Wool comforters offer superior warmth in the cool winter months. Wool is naturally moisture-wicking, so you will never get too hot with a wool comforter. There are some wool comforters that do fine in the washer, however, in many cases, a duvet must be used as the comforter should only be professionally cleaned. 

Wool comforters are also hypoallergenic and can provide relief from chemical sensitivities. Wool comforters are made from animal material though, so if you are looking for a vegan comforter this option will not work for your needs. 

Your Body

When choosing the best comforter, it is important to keep in mind that everyone's body regulates heat differently.

For some, a lightweight cotton comforter might be the perfect level of warmth. For others, the added warmth and moisture-wicking of a wool comforter is the best choice.

Before you purchase your next comforter pay attention to your sleeping habits. Do you find yourself constantly tossing and turning searching for extra coverage? Do you find yourself pulling the blankets off your body because you are too hot?

These questions can help you to determine the material that will be best for you comforter. 

Construction

Just because two comforters have a cotton label does not mean that they are cut from the same cloth, so to speak. Buying your comforter from a company that works only with the highest grade natural and organic materials is essential to a quality comforter. 

The durability and quality of your comforter depend on the craftsmanship as well. Sturdy stitching and quilting are key factors to look for when purchasing your comforter. Only buy products from a reputable source with high ranked reviews

Size

Size matters when you are choosing a comforter. Your comforter should be at least 8 inches longer than your height. Buying a larger comforter will ensure that you never suffer from the dreaded middle of the night foot exposure! 

Price 

When choosing an expertly crafted comforter you might be paying a little more for your bedding, however, in the long run, you will be saving because of your comforters' quality and durability. 

A high-end quality comforter should last you for years to come. In many cases, financing options are available in the way of a payment plan. A payment plan will help lessen the initial cost of your new comforter and leave some spending room for other bedding essentials such as sheet sets and duvets

Why We Like Wool and Cotton

Down undeniably has a strong following when it comes to choosing a comforter. However, there are a lot of downfalls to down that don't get discussed such as washing difficultly and allergies. 

Additionally, down comforters are not always made using the best practices which can be a troublesome issue even for those not seeking vegan bedding. 

So, why choose cotton or wool? Our cotton and wool comforters are hypoallergenic, natural, breathable, and we have organic options. Additionally, we have washable cotton and wool options that are all-natural. 

The Best Comforters 

Cotton or wool options make the best comforters. They offer superior comfort and warmth for those cold winter nights. When choosing what material is right for you it depends on your personal preferences.

Finding the Right Fit 

Buying your comforter from a company that uses ethical and eco-friendly practices is an important factor when choosing your next comforter. Especially with animal products such as down or wool. Choosing a responsible bedding company will make your sleep even more sound!

We would love to help you choose the perfect bedding to keep you cozy all year round. If you would like to learn more about us visit the rest of our site today!

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