The month of March is coming, the mid-season when you don't really know how to dress, how to heat your house, between too cold or too hot you are a little lost... And in this dilemma you ask yourself the question: Which duvet should I choose to be neither too hot nor too cold in my sleep?
In this guide we explain how to choose your duvet according to the size of your bed and your need for comfort. Discover the 4 major points to take into account to find the best duvet !
What size duvet should I choose?
First of all we will focus on choosing the size of your future duvet. As simple as it may seem, your duvet is chosen according to the size of your bed, and yes! There are 4 duvet sizes:
If you like to wrap yourself in your duvet or if your partner tends to move in his sleep, do not hesitate to take the size above the recommended one. Also, for the sake of aesthetics, a larger duvet will allow you to let it fall on the sides of the bed and thus hide the entire mattress , mattress topper and box spring.
For the filling there are 2 types: synthetic and natural.
The natural duvet will be made up of either goose or duck down, wool, or even bamboo. In any case, it will be more hygienic and will hold up better over time than the synthetic duvet. The natural filling also has the particularity of being thermoregulating, ideal for sleepers who perspire a lot, it protects against the cold in winter, regulates heat in summer and wicks away moisture. In this case, it will be necessary to opt for a duvet with a percentage of natural filling greater than 70%.
The disadvantage of the natural duvet, because you really need one, is of course its high price... You have to count at least 200€
And allergic sleepers refrain from buying a down duvet!
Have you planned a smaller budget or are you prone to allergies? Synthetic filling is ideal!
2 synthetic fillings exist: silicone hollow fiber; the more insulating the material is better distributed in the duvet, and the microfiber; very small fibers for a down effect.
Synthetic duvets are often treated against dust mites and antibacterial, just like our Harmonie duvet treated with Greensphere.
Its disadvantage: it has a shorter lifespan than natural filling, around 5 years.
The weight of the duvet
The weight corresponds to the density of the duvet and will allow you to determine its heat index. It is expressed in m2 which corresponds to the surface covered. The choice of density level will depend on the temperature of the room, the season and the filling.
The filling ranges from 100 g/m2 to 500 g/m2.
The lower the filling, the lighter the duvet will be, the higher it will be, the warmer the duvet will be:
- Summer duvet : around 100-200g/m², ideal for the summer period or accommodation heated to more than 22 degrees.
- Temperate duvet : also called 4-season duvet, it is, as its name suggests, ideal throughout the year, you will find it with a weight generally around 250-300g/m².
- Warm duvet : intended for the winter period, warm duvets have a weight between 300-400g/m².
To defy the harshest winters you can opt for a very warm duvet with a weight of 500g/m².
The importance of the envelope
The best envelope will be made of a cotton envelope with a very tight weave (around 80 threads/cm²), it will hold the filling in place and wick away moisture better.
You now have all the keys in hand to find the duvet of your dreams !