The Difference Between Organic Duvets and Synthetic Comforters
Canada is a country known for having unpredictable weather changes and notorious winters with extreme temperature drops. The nights become particularly cold and one of the most basic products keeping us warm and comfortable throughout the year are blankets. Apart from that, organic duvets and comforters also form a part of the regular bedspread. Often used interchangeably, most people fail to understand the difference between the two. This blog post discusses how they can be differentiated from each other and which one you should go for.
Benefits of Organic Duvets and Duvet Covers
The basic definition of a duvet is a bag filled with natural fibres the size of your bed, keeping you warm while you are asleep. Heavier to lift with a thick filling of organic fibre inside, it feels extremely lightweight when you are tucked under. Some additional interesting points about organic duvets are:
- Alpaca, wool and silk are breathable and airy natural fibres that go inside the stuffing of a duvet, making them comfortable for day to day usage.
- The filling inside the duvet can provide you with easy pain relief because the fabric isn’t sewn to it.
- Organic duvets are hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant, perfect for people who suffer from allergies.
- These fibres are water resistant, assuring a small spillage won’t hamper its quality and durability.
- Wool duvets are versatile fabrics which are thermal regulating in nature keeping you warm in winter and cool in the summers.
Duvets are sold separately in varying weights as singular pieces making them easier to replace once soiled. At times, you can skip the top sheet of your organic bedding because a duvet can make for a great top sheet. Maintenance of hundred percent natural duvets are not difficult. The only thing you got to do during maintenance is cleaning your cover. Not all organic duvets are washable and the few which are, need to be dry cleaned. Make sure you read the safety instructions available with the duvet to know the wash procedure. If nothing is mentioned as such, do not forget to air dry it every second week. This would keep away all kinds of odours and let the moisture has wicked out of you in the night, evaporate. Air drying from time to time also ensures the fluffiness for a longer period.
Synthetic Comforters and Their Features
The major point of difference between duvets and comforters is the need for a cover. While duvets require covers, the latter are bedspreads with their own covers. Filled with synthetic and unhealthy fibres like polyester, comforters have lesser stuffing which makes them thinner and equally uncomfortable.
- Running low on filling, comforters alone are usually not enough for colder nights as they are available in only one weight. You would need to add on another layer of blanket or even a duvet to be warm enough in a cold room.
- Since it includes no covers, you will have to use a top sheet to prevent it from soiling.
- Comforters are quilted or sewn to not let the synthetic filling inside shift places causing body aches to a lot of people.
- Unlike duvets, comforters are sold as a set including matching bed sheets and pillow covers. This is both an advantage and a disadvantage at the same time. Once the comforter gets soiled, the complete set becomes waste and you would be unable to replace it. The advantage states that you get to choose from a wide variety of matching products to add an aesthetic look to your room.
- Given the fact they are used without a cover and a thin layer of synthetic stuffing, a tad bit of tugging and pulling would turn it flat before you know it.
One of the major benefits of a comforter is that of it being washable at home. On the contrary, regular washing would discolour its fabric, prints and cause piling of the synthetic fibre inside. Even though sold by the bed size, it tends to go longer and hangs quite a lot in both sides of the bed.
Choosing between an organic duvet with a cover or a comforter according to your lifestyle is surely a tough decision. But now that you have all the pros and cons of both the facilities in mind, it should help you make a wise choice for a healthy sleep pattern.