This has been a chaotic Winter! We can’t really complain about the mild November and most of December, but January and February have had my thermometer dancing. Every time I think Spring has finally broken, the temperature plummets for a few days leaving me unexpectedly cold when I walk outside.
I’ve been spending most of my time indoors, longing for some green grass and sunshine. One of the best ways to bundle up is with a winter-weight comforter. These comforters are noticeably heavy, usually with a high fill power, allowing it to better trap heat and insulate you from the cold. There are a couple of factors to keep in mind when you are looking for a new comforter:
If you are a hot or sweaty sleeper, even in the winter, winter-weight comforters may not breathe as well as you’d like. Being sweaty is counter-intuitive to keeping warm, so you want to make sure you aren’t working backwards.
If you’re more often cold at night, a winter-weight comforter should help significantly. Once you’ve decided what kind of weight you want your comforter to have, you can move on to choosing the size and color. So until we are sure that Spring has finally broken, get yourself a winter-weight comforter and save yourself from waking up shivering and tired.
It’s mid-April, and spring has definitely arrived. Whether you live in the North or the South, along the coast or in the middle of the country, you’ve felt the warmer weather. It’s time for spring cleaning in every area of our lives.
It’s also time to change out the linens. Temperatures aren’t dropping so low at night anymore, which means that we don’t need the heavy bedding for much longer. If you’re someone who sleeps hot, this is probably pretty easy for you, because you don’t need as many layers. But for someone who sleeps cold or who enjoys bundling up at night no matter the season, it can be tricky finding the right bedding balance.
Summer-weight comforters are an excellent choice if you like having multiple layers while you sleep. It’s usually a lighter comforter with a lower fill power. When you have a lower fill power, you have less material inside the comforter to provide insulation. So no matter your bedding needs — whether you like lots of layers, whether you sleep hot, or whether you and your partner have different warmth preferences — a summer-weight comforter is an excellent choice for keeping comfortable at night.
After the cheer of Christmas has inevitably faded away, things begin to feel a little colder. Not only have most people moved back to their regular lives and schedules, but also winter is in full effect now. Temperatures drop to a low plateau, and we crank the heat and bundle up to avoid it.
One of the best ways to bundle up at night is with a winter-weight comforter. This is a heavier comforter, usually with a higher fill power, that does a better job at insulating your body and your bed quickly each night. However, there are a couple of factors to keep in mind when you are looking for a new comforter. If you are a hot or sweaty sleeper, even in the winter, you may want to look for something more lightweight. Also remember how high you keep your thermostat at night, as it too contributes to your overall warmth.
But if you tend to be rather cold at night, and if you don’t wake up feeling overly warm, a winter-weight comforter is probably a good choice for you. Plus, it may mean that you can save money by keeping your thermostat a few degrees lower. Once you’ve decided what kind of weight you want your comforter to have, you can move on to choose size and color — and then you’re truly on your way to an effortless, comfortable night’s sleep.