Finding the Right Winter Comforter

With the seasons changing, boots, jackets, scarves, hats, and gloves aren’t the only cool-weather items coming out of storage: you should also be changing out your bedding for the season, which means finding the right winter comforter for your needs! Sleeping in a warm and cozy comforter, especially during winter, can be a delightful experience. The right winter comforter should be able to keep you warm but still breathable enough to keep you comfortable. You can even save heating bills thanks to a good bedding–you’ll be able to lower your thermostat at night because your winter comforter will keep you nice and warm!

Because you will use it for many years to come, your winter comforter is an investment, and you should take time to select the best one for you. Here are some factors to consider when searching for the perfect winter comforter!

What to Consider When Picking a Winter Comforter

Your Sleep Habits

Before you even look at winter comforters, you need to decide what kind of sleeper you are and what qualities you are looking for in a winter comforter. If you frequently wake up covered in sweat in the night even during winter, you probably want to choose a winter comforter made with lightweight, breathable fabric. If you shiver in the night, then a winter comforter that has more insulation should be at the top of your list. Understand yourself and your comforter needs so that you can pick the right winter comforter for you!

Fill Power

Did you know that there is a technical term for how fluffy a comforter is? It’s known as fill power, and the bigger the fill power, the better, particularly when it comes to winter comforter. Fill power is determined by the loft (or fluffiness) of a down comforter; the larger the fill power, the more air the winter comforter can trap and thus insulate. If you get chilly at night, look for a winter comforter with a higher fill power, as it will help you stay warm; sleepers who tend to overheat can opt for a lower fill power that will still insulate, but not encourage too much toastiness.

Fabric Type

Winter comforters are made from a variety of fabrics, such as cotton or linen. If you get too hot at night, cotton is a great fabric choice for a winter comforter because it is still breathable, so you won’t be uncomfortable at night.

Winter Comforter Construction

Fillings inside a winter comforter can shift and bunch, resulting in an uneven distribution if there are not proper stitches to control their movement. The best winter comforters will include well designed stitches, which normally crosses over the entire comforter, to prevent the filling from shifting.

Comforter’s Weight

Two factors determine how warm a comforter is: fill power and weight. An ideal winter comforter will provide the most warmth with the lightest weight.

Get Your Winter Comforter Today!

Are you ready to buy your winter comforter? DoubleUps for Beds has a wide selection of both traditional and split-top comforters that can help you stay comfortable through the cool winter months! Visit our website or call us at 1-800-977-3832 for more information.