Just as you rotate what’s in your wardrobe depending on the season, the same should apply to your duvet.
The duvet you sleep under during the winter months should be warmer than the one you use in the summer – or at least, it ought to be to ensure you get quality sleep all year long!
It’s never a bad time to assess your current bedding and make sure you have the right duvet – and more importantly, the right tog.
First thing’s first, what is a tog?
Have you ever woken up during the night sweating or feeling a little clammy? Have you ever woken up shivering? The answer is most probably yes and it’s likely to be down to that three-letter word – tog.
A duvet’s tog rating indicates the amount of warmth it provides.
Top ratings for summer and winter duvets
Sleeping under a duvet with the right tog is pretty essential for a good night’s rest, as being too warm or too cold can disrupt your sleep. Do you know the tog of the duvet you are currently sleeping under? If you’re not sure, check the care label on the duvet.
Your winter duvet’s tog should be higher than the tog you use during the summer. As simple as this sounds, you will be amazed at the amount of people that don’t change their duvet with the change of season, which can lead to an uncomfortable night’s sleep.
Our tog guide below can help you ensure you’re sleeping with the right duvet throughout the seasons.
Guide to tog:
Summer duvets – 3.0 – 4.5 tog
Spring/autumn – 7.0 – 10.5 tog
Winter – 10.5 – 13.5 tog
Four Seasons – 9.0 tog + 4.5 tog that can be buttoned together to create a 13.5 tog duvet. Suitable for all year round use.
One thing to remember is that tog rating is based on personal preferences and conditions, for example if you sleep alone vs sleeping next to a partner it will influence build up of heat in the bedroom and therefore which tog rating you should opt for. If you get particularly cool at night, you may prefer to opt for a slightly cosier 7.0 tog
If you’re thinking about a duvet refresh, consider the time of year; the temperature of your bedroom., and your own personal preferences.
Why not try our Boutique Silk synthetic duvet? Containing a blend of 10% silk and 90% highly breathable Smartifl® fibres, it’s perfect for helping you get a great night’s sleep by creating an optimum sleep environment. For summer we would recommend a 4.5 tog, but this versatile duvet also comes in cosier 10.5 and 13.5 togs for when the weather gets chillier.
If you love a slightly heavier duvet, why not treat yourself to a Goose Feather and Down duvet, made of 85% goose feather and 15% goose down? Warm and cosy, it’s ideal for those who love that tremendous ‘tucked in’ feeling. However, it’s available in a lighter 4.5 tog for those warm summer evenings, whilst the 10.5 and 13.5 togs will see you through from summer’s end to winter.
For those awkward ‘transitioning’ periods when the seasons are in change, try picking a 7 or 10.5 tog for optimum comfort. Should you want to be prepared for all climates, our Four Seasons option gives you complete peace of mind, with a 9.0 and 4.5 tog duvet that can be buttoned together to make a 13.5.
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