After a long day, climbing under a cozy quilt is one of the best feelings in the world. Whether that's a quilt that will keep you warm when the weather is cool or a soft, light-weight quilt for security and comfort on warmer nights, you can be sure you'll find the perfect fit.
We know that choosing a quilt isn't always easy. However, taking the time to find a quilt to suit your personal preferences is an important investment in your sleep health. The characteristics of a quilt are often determined by the fill – and each type of fill comes with its own unique set of benefits. Find your perfect quilt with our go-to guide below.
Feather and Down
Down clusters grow under the outer protective layers of feathers and are resilient and fluffy with no quill, making them very effective insulators. As the down clusters trap air, they work together with your body temperature to keep you warm. The down clusters expand and trap tiny pockets of air within their filaments to create thousands of insulating pockets, resulting in luxurious warmth, without the weight.
Down quilts will be more durable than synthetic quilts which can mat and lump together over time as the down continues to re-loft and molds itself to the body. Down has the ability to breathe and dispel perspiration, reducing the clamminess often experienced with synthetic quilts.
Wool is a renewable fiber and therefore is a resource that is naturally replenished. Wool is one of nature's working fibers and its key attributes continue to perform even after it has been shorn. The most beneficial factor of wool is its natural ability to breathe and regulate body temperature, regardless of your surroundings. Wool creates a micro-climate which assists in regulating body temperature and humidity, relieving the body of thermal stress and promoting a deeper, more refreshing sleep.
Cotton is a natural fiber, renowned for its comfort. Cotton is much cooler than synthetic fibers because it breathes. Cotton quilts come in varying grams per square meter (gsm) fills. They are mostly considered a summer-weight quilt and are suited to those who enjoy a light, warm quilt. As a guide, a fill of 280gsm is perfect for spring and summer months, while 350gsm is ideal for autumn and winter.
Bamboo is an eco-friendly, lightweight fiber with natural temperature regulating and antimicrobial properties, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. Its natural resistance to dust mites, mold, bacteria, fungus, and odor increases longevity and sleep health. Bamboo has superior moisture-wicking abilities that actively draws moisture away from the body, increasing absorbency.
Silk is another one of nature's wonder fibers – it has the ability to regulate body temperature, resulting in a deeper, more peaceful sleep. Irresistibly luxurious and extremely breathable, silk has amazing hypoallergenic properties as it is less hospitable to dust mites.