What Determines How Warm Duvets Will Be?

kitten hiding inside of a duvet

Considering that you ideally spend a third of your day in bed, choosing the right bedding for a comfortable night’s rest is paramount for your health and wellbeing. Of course, you also want your bed to look aesthetically pleasing. Fortunately, as the cover for the bed, that’s where the duvet comes in. 

The reality is, though, that not all duvets are created equal. In fact, as you embark on the process of choosing the right duvet for your room, you may feel a lot like Goldilocks — and that’s okay! The most important thing is that you finally find the “just right” duvet you need to elevate your sleep quality and, in turn, your overall quality of life.

An important factor to consider when choosing a duvet is how warm it will make you at night. Here’s a rundown on what determines duvet warmth, ranging from the fill material to the down fill power and the duvet material type.


The Down Fill Power

The fill power is an important determining factor in how warm your duvet will be. It essentially refers to how much filling is in a duvet. The higher the power is, the greater the amount of fill is and, in turn, the warmer your duvet is. 

Note, however, that with down filling, if you choose a down that is higher in quality, you can experience a greater down fill power without much filling. That’s because a luxury down (like goose down) fills up a greater amount of space than a lower-quality one (like duck down) does. As a result, it can trap a larger amount of air in your duvet and produce more warmth with less fill. 

The Type of Fill

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Duvets are usually made with synthetic (microgel) or natural (e.g., bamboo, duck or goose down) filling. The challenge with synthetic duvets is that they’re generally not as warm as the duvet warmth of down materials are, so to get one whose warmth is equal to that of its down counterpart, you’ll likely have to go with a relatively heavy one.

When it comes to natural filling, bamboo is an excellent insulator that effectively wicks away moisture. As a result, it’s a great option if you are a warm sleeper looking to stay dry and cool. Likewise, duck down happens to provide a lightweight and cooler down fill power, which makes it a smart choice for a warm sleeper.

Goose down, on the other hand, is larger and more insulating compared with duck down. This makes it the best option for a cooler sleeper who wants more warmth in their down fill power.

The Type of Duvet Material 

Finally, the material that your duvet is made from has a bearing on your duvet’s warmth as well. For instance, bamboo cotton and Egyptian cotton are both breathable and lightweight, which is excellent if your body temperature tends to run higher when you're sleeping. It’s also ideal for anyone who lives in a humid, hot climate. 

With bamboo and Egyptian cotton, you should find yourself waking up feeling cool and dry in the morning. On the contrary, with traditional cotton that is poor in quality, you’ll probably find yourself overheating during the nighttime hours.

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