The Art of Staying Warm – A Winter Bedding Primer

Staying warm at night is tough.  Pile on too many layers and you sweat. Toss off the layers and then you get clammy.  Don’t use the right bedding and you curl in a ball, shiver, and sleep in 3 pairs of socks.  It doesn’t have to be that way.  Just use the right winter bedding to hit that sweet spot.  Not sure what to use?  Check out this summary of different types of winter bedding.



Silk is one of man’s oldest textiles.  Thanks to industrious silkworms we’ve been wrapping up in silk for centuries.

Silk is body temperature regulating.  When its cold outside it will keep you warm,  when it is warm it will keep you cool.  Silk is a favorite of people with allergies because it naturally resists dust mites.  It’s a favorite for battling symptoms of menopause because it adjusts with your body.

Woolwool makes naturally allergy-resistant bedding

Mary had a little lamb and it kept her warm at night.  Wool has been used by many  cultures to keep cozy.  Wool wicks moisture away, so it keeps you cool if you sweat.  And wool does not lose its insulating properties when it gets wet.  Most other natural materials won’t keep you warm if you are damp, but wool is water resistant.

Wool is also naturally resistant to dust mites and bacteria.  It does contain lanolin; and for some people this is a problem.  But, if you are not allergic to lanolin and feel comforted by a heavier material, wool may be right for you.  Be sure to check care instructions before you buy.  Some wool like the organic Merino wool comforter must be dry cleaned.  Other wool, like the Shropshire wool comforter is washable.


Soft as a downy chick.  If you want soft, fluffy, and warm you want down.  Like wool, down captures air in the small spaces within the feathers and between the fill.  This air cold your body heat in and keeps you warm.

Down does not have the weight of wool, so it is much lighter on you while you sleep.  It will also conform to every curve of your body, cradling you in warmth.

Down can cause problems with allergies.  If you have dust mite allergies, you might want to look for an alternative.

Down Alternative

Speaking of alternatives, down alternative winter bedding is very popular.  You find Primaloft® down alternative bedding in the finest hotels.  You also find it at The Allergy Store.  It has all the benefits of down without the allergies.

Complete Information on Winter Bedding

For more detailed information on winter bedding check out our article The Art of Staying Warm.  Of course you can always call 800-771-2246 or drop a comment here and we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.  No matter what fill material you choose, we always suggest that you cover your comforter with a zipper cover to keep it fresh and make keeping it fresh easy as washing the cover.

Til Next Time

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