Your Guide to Choosing the Right Quilt for you

Sleep plays a vital part in maintaining our health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. Therefore, it is really important that you choose bedding that promotes good quality, restful sleep. Your quilt is the most important piece of your bedding and, for that reason; you should take extra care when choosing a new one. With so many different types of quilt to look out for, here are some different types of quilts that you can choose from.

1.  Wool quilts – Wool quilts are extremely popular with people all over the world. As a natural fibre, wool is a natural insulator and so they can be used in winter to keep you toasty. Similarly, with their moisture wicking properties, summer wool quilts in Australia will ensure that you don’t overheat. This means that, with a wool quilt, your sleep environment is kept moisture-free and well ventilated. Wool quilts are exceptionally durable and easy to look after with wool washable quilts Australia also available.

2.  Microfibre quilts – Microfibre quilts are extremely lightweight yet have incredible thermal qualities making them a perfect choice for colder climates. In addition, microfibre quilts are suitable for allergy sufferers as they are hypoallergenic. Looking after them is easy as they can be popped into your washing machine and laundered as usual. As they are easily maintained, they are often chosen by people with children whose quilts may require more washing than usual.

3. Cotton quilts – Another natural fibre, cotton quilts are also very popular and may be a good choice for you. Cotton quilts are lighter than their other counterparts and so are popular choices for those living in warmer parts of the world. Cotton also contain good moisture wicking properties meaning it has a natural ability to draw moisture away from the skin, keeping you as cool as possible.

4. Feather and down quilts – Feather and down quilts are seen as a more luxurious choice but they also come with a much heftier price tag than the other quilts we have mentioned. Feather and down quilts are extremely warm and so are very good in keeping you warm when the temperatures dip. However, these types of quilt can tend to go flat over time, making it necessary to re-plump them when they do. Given their natural composition, feather and down quilts are not the best choice for those who suffer with allergies.

5. Hollowfibre quilts – Hollowfibre quilts are a type of quilt that has a synthetic or polyester filling. These duvets are lightweight and are a good budget solution. However, these types of duvets do not tend to retain their softness over a long period of time. Therefore, if you are not constrained by budget or you don’t intend changing your quilt for a long period of time, then the added comfort and luxury of a natural quilt might be a better choice.

A good quality quilt will enhance the sleep of the person laying under it. That said, it goes without saying that when choosing your next quilt, take time and care when making your choice – your sleep depends on it!


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