Down comforters may save a relationship:
Ok, Gentlemen, even though I’m a menopausal woman who is suffering hot flashes and night sweats (no, it is not TMI), I do have some empathy for what my man has to put up with – and, it’s a LOT! So, while I was sleeping nice and cool on my hot flash mattress pad, covered only by a sheet and a light blanket, poor John was freezing on the other side of the bed. That’s why I’m recommending down comforters.
Not only are down comforters very light so they will not pin you down or restrict you while you sleep. Down comforters also have the unique ability to be warm when you’re cold, and cool when you’re hot – they’re the perfect cover for a bed. We love our down comforter and won’t go back to regular blankets again – although, I will note that, in the coldest of winter, we do use a heated blanket with dual controls so my side can be off and John’s can be broiling.
When choosing down comforters, here’s a few things you should understand:
The Down Comforter ‘Fill Number’ Relates To The Warmth Of A Down Comforter
The down fill number relates to how much down is in the comforter. Larger fill numbers mean that the feathers are denser, are more breathable, and the effect will be warmer in winter. A fill number under 400 is considered unsatisfactory by most of us who buy down comforters. The best down comforters have a fill number of 700 or better.
High Quality Down Vs. Young Down
High quality down comes from the under the belly feathers of older, mature ducks. This type of down traps the heat yet breathes more than young down which comes from immature birds.
Thread Count Relates To The Softness Of The Down Comforter
You’re going to want to go for the highest thread count down comforter your wallet can purchase. A thread count is how many threads are woven into the comforter per square inch. Lover quality down comforters might have just a thread count of under 200 or so and will be scratchier than the best quality bedding with a thread count of 700 and up.
Ok, gentlemen, you’re on your own. Here’s some of the best down comforters on the market:
Royal Hotel’s Queen Size Goose-Down-Comforter 650-Fill-Power 100 % Egyptian-Cotton Shell 300TC – Stripe WhiteQueen Size Siberian GOOSE DOWN Comforter, 600 Thread CountNatural Comfort Classic White Goose Down Feather Comforter, Queen
Down Alternative Comforters
I realize that not everyone loves or can tolerate a real down comforter like I can so here are some good down alternative comforters that are highly rated:
Royal Hotel’s Full / Queen Size Down-Alternative Comforter – Duvet Insert, 300-Thread-Count 100% Down Alternative FillPinzon Primaloft Hypoallergenic Medium Warmth Down Alternative King ComforterKing Size White Down Alternative Comforter – Duvet Cover Insert – 100 Ounces of Fill