The choice of bedding is often overlooked because most people see this as an unnecessary expense. And yet, if you invest for a comfortable mattress, it is important to continue with the appropriate bedding for maximum comfort. If we sleep on average eight hours a day, that is to say, the third of our lives, needless to say that comfort is important to bed! For my part, my work days are quite long and very active, my comfort in bed at night, is one of my strengths beauty. And if I do not sleep well, my energy will suffer the next day.

The choice of fabric

Bedding such as sheets, duvet covers and pillows are in contact with our skin. All in all, a very intimate relationship! And to promote good contact, we will promote natural fibers such as cotton (all varieties), bamboo, micro modal, silk or our favorite, the lin which is also an environmentally friendly fiber with respect to its life and culture conditions. Why natural fibers? Because they breathe and release excess heat and humidity that our body can release during sleep. These fibers are softened with time and interview well, provided we do not abuse the heat of the dryer or chemical cleaners.

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Duvets: synthetic fibers, wool or down?

Down:

Down adapts to the needs and forms of body heat. Synthetic fibers and wool remain rigid and provides a static heat. With the down, we do not feel the wetness that produce comforters made from synthetic fibers or wool, for lack of ventilation. Down gives approximately three times more air flow per kilogram than synthetic fiber or wool. Moreover, the down swells permanently depending on its environment and fills the space it occupies perfectly and evenly.

The wool duvet

Even if it does not swell as the duvet, the comforter of wool also has a natural ability to regulate body temperature. These are more like blankets and you can overlay when it is colder. In summer they lighten to be very comfortable.

The cotton duvet

It is thinner and heavier. It will please those who like to sleep under the weight of blankets. However, if you are cautious type, the comforter of cotton may leave you “cold.”

The advantage of synthetic fibers

Lack of insulating properties, these quilts are always hot in summer and winter. Although greatly favors natural fibers, there are some advantages to this type of quilt:

# They are washable, so no need of protective cover.
# Ideal for people with allergies.
# Some models reproduce the appearance of the swelling down.

Down

The down comes from geese and ducks. The down feathers are on the abdomen of the bird, under the protective layer of the pen. The backyard poultry such as chicken or turkey do not give, but several brands of cozy little conscientious use this for chicken feather comforters and manufacture of very poor quality. Canada geese down to develop a unique quality in the world, because of extreme temperatures of our winters. The price for a format “king” or “king”: $ 1,500

The pen

The pen has insulating properties less effective, so the feather duvets are too hot and can become uncomfortable to the user. In addition, the tips of feathers can pierce through the fabric and needle. This is what happened to me with my feather pillow “cheap”. Ouch!

Cleaning

You should never wash our comforters down machine. However, we can proceed once or twice a dry cleaner to his life. It is best to follow manufacturer’s recommendations.

Duvet covers

We like them because they are available in a variety of styles, fabrics and colors. In addition, they can easily be cleaned in the washer. To respect the principle of isolation, we must obtain a cover made of natural fibers. Thus, heat exchange and / or freshness will be no problem. However, it is always difficult to insert the duvet. We talked to an advisor at Blue Night, which tells us about the best technique to easily insert the comforter into the cover.

1. Turn the cover upside
2. Enter your arms inside the cover to reach the inner corners and then take the corners of the duvet, through the cover.
3. Make a move back toward you to cover the place, taking care to firmly hold the corners of the duvet between our fingers.

In principle, if the duvet and the cover are of similar dimensions, everything should work fine!