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Which Down Comforter is Right for You?

Down comforters vary in warmth, so there are several factors you need to keep in mind when shopping. The warmth level you need is determined by your personal sleep profile, average room temperature and time of year the comforter will be used.

  • Your Sleep Profile
    Are you frequently cold at night? Are you constantly kicking the covers off because you’re too hot? Or do you find it relatively easy to get comfortable? Taking your “sleep temperature” will help you choose bedding that will help you get a good night’s sleep. “Cold sleepers” will require a warmer comforter than “hot sleepers.”

  • Average Room Temperature
    How cold or warm to you prefer to keep your bedroom at night? Cooler temperatures will require a warmer comforter, especially if you get cold at night.

  • Time Of Year
    A comforter used year-round will need to be lighter than one used exclusively in the winter months. Once you have an idea of the level of warmth you need, you can begin to look at fill power, which measures the density of down in the comforter and ultimately, the warmth. The higher the fill power, the warmer the comforter. A good, light warmth comforter has a fill between 500 and 550, while a medium warmth one will run between 600-650. Seven hundred or more is a good winter weight fill. The quality of the down comforter will also determine the warmth. The finest Hungarian White down will provide a higher level of warmth with a lower fill power.
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