It’s cold outside, and what is the next best thing to do? Sleep in and linger under the covers. That is what I normally do but I have been unable to do so these past few days because I have been going around town. Yesterday and today though, I was back to normal because I was forced to stay home because of the storm. I had to get out of bed eventually because I needed to do some chores and checked our credit reports. I periodically checked ours, but I forgot to do the year end check last December.
Having said that, are you confident that you have the warmest bedding to shield yourself from the cold temps? It is important that we pick the warmest bedding and find our comforter zones.
- Down comforters are best for very cold climes. Therefore, a 100% cotton cover is good. A thread count of at least 300 is good (more is better) but the higher the count, it is less likely that the down clusters will poke through. They have to be covered with a duvet cover and sent to the cleaners at least yearly but more often is desired.
- Wool are good for people who overheat under warm covers and wake up feeling sweaty as wool wicks away moisture allowing the body to cool off naturally. A tight weave prevents the wool fibers from protruding.
- Silk are for people who have asthma or allergies. The fill is naturally hypoallergenic and are inhospitable to dust mites.
- Primaloft is for the budget conscious. It is a synthetic option and made of microfiber polyester. It is almost as warm as down but it is also heavier.