Every person has a different sleep pattern and everyone has their own requirements for a good night’s sleep. This why it is a good idea to always get good advice. The following questions and sample answers can help you in your decision:
Is the temperature in my bedroom regulated to always be the same or does the temperature differ with the seasons?
-> For different temperatures you should use duvets that provide different levels of warmth
Do I sweat very much at night (especially in the summer)?
-> Get duvets and pillows with particularly good breathability and moisture regulation
Do I need to wash my bedding regularly?
-> Consider a duvet that’s easy to clean (e.g. fibre)
Does the weight of the duvet bother me?
-> Get a lightweight down or high-tech hollow fibre duvet
Do I place a premium on natural sleep?
-> Choose a down or a natural duvet
Which duvet is suitable for vegans?
-> Hollow fibre or cotton duvets do not contain animal products
Do I suffer from allergies or allergic to house dust?
-> If you are not allergic to a specific natural material, you can also consider a down and many natural duvets in addition to a synthetic duvet
Do I suffer from back pain or neck pain?
-> Choose a supporting mattress with the right degree of firmness for your weight and body size as well as a pillow that relieves the stress from your neck. Your spine should form a straight line when you lie on your side.
What is the best way to test a mattress, a pillow and a duvet?
-> Assume your usual sleeping position (if you sleep on your stomach, you should also test on the mattress and pillow while lying on your stomach)
-> Grip and touch the duvet with both hands to check the surface feel, the fill power or lofting, the warming (with warm duvets) or cooling properties (with summer duvets) and the total weight
-> Check the quilting of the duvet (is the filling held in place?)
-> When buying a pillow, make sure that only your head rests on the pillow and not the shoulder area
-> Check the textile label with instructions about the filling, the cover and care