Struggling to choose the right duvet for you? Unsure of which filling to go for? Unsure of which tog to choose? Then continue reading for part one of our “Ultimate Guide to choosing the right duvet” …
Bedding is an everyday essential, it is believed that the average person will spend at least a third of their life asleep, therefore to me it makes sense that you should invest in bedding which, a) meets your needs, and b) aids a good night’s sleep.
Duvets are available in a range of sizes, togs, and fillings, and can range from as little as £10 to more than £100, however before you part with your hard-earned cash it is important to know what you want and need.
The first thing to consider before purchasing your duvet is the TOG rating, this number refers to how well the duvet will trap warm air around you, and in turn how warm (or cool) a duvet will keep you at night.
TOG scales range from 1-15, the most popular being 4.5 tog (coolest), 10.5 tog, 13.5 tog and 15 tog (warmest). For the summer a 1-7 tog duvet is suitable, for the winter 10.5tog or above is better. Buying multiple duvets may not be practical, therefore opting for a 10.5 tog duvet to use all year around is what many go for.
The common misconception that TOG rating relates to the weight of the duvet is incorrect. Natural fibre duvets have better thermal qualities, which means that they do not require as much filling as those made with synthetic fibres, therefore making them lighter.