Comforters are an absolute necessity, especially during the winter months. They help keep us warm and would also help lower heater usage and save on energy costs. They also help us to achieve a more restful sleep. During winter, when choosing a comforter for your home, it is important to be knowledgeable about the climate in your area and how rapidly the weather changes, because winter could also bring really wet storms.
If you’re new to a place or you just moved in to a new state or city, or perhaps, a condo unit, check how efficient the heater is. It will also help if you know how the your body adjusts to cold temperatures.Some people are generally more sensitive to cold than to heat, and otherwise.
Meaning, for some, even if it is extremely cold, they may still feel warm and may not want to be covered in heavy sheets. While others may be very cold even in warmer weather and would like thick covers even if the person sharing their bed would kick his blankets away.
These are what we call hot sleepers cold sleepers. To know more about the topic and about the basic types of comforters, you can read our Best Down Comforters Buying Guide. It will help you narrow down your list when choosing a comforter for the winter season.
Best Down Comforters for Winter Comparison Table 2017
|Royal Hotel's Queen||4.2||$$$||Goose Down Egyptian||cotton|
|LUXURIOUS Queen Siberian||4.5||$$$||Goose Down Egyptian||cotton|
|LUXURIOUS HUNGARIAN||4||$$$||Goose Down Egyptian||cotton|
How to Choose the Best Down Comforter for Winter
Here are some of the important factors that you should consider when buying a comforter to get you through the cold winter months.
Fill power is a big factor in the warmth that a comforter provides. Fill power determines the fluffiness of the comforter; thus the comfort and also the warmth. The higher the fill power, the fluffier the comforter would be. This is not only dependent on the amount of fill the comforter has but also on the stitching and the way it was filled inside.
These can be either Goose down or duck down feathers that are filled within the comforter. These also contribute to the warmth that the comforter generates. Essentially, Goose down are the most ideal when you live in areas that get really cold. However, some people may be allergic to some of these materials. In that case, you would have to find an alternative comforter or one that is hypoallergenic.
The cover or the very sheet is also important to determine if the comforter would be warm enough to get you through those blistering cold nights. Here, you body temperature or how it adjusts to the cold is also relevant. If you are a hot sleeper, or the type of person that feels hot easily when under the covers, even if it is already very cold for others, you may want to choose a cotton covered comforter so that it will not get overly hot.
The cover is the one that comes in direct contact with you body so it is important to choose one with good quality material. Some comforters, such as the LUXURIOUS Queen Size Siberian GOOSE DOWN Comforter, features materials that don’t absorb the room temperature so even if it gets hot in the room, perhaps by morning, you will not get sweaty.
You may be wondering what the design has to do with the warmth of a comforter. Psychologically, studies show that darker colors either fool our brains to thinking that it is warmer and have physiological effects as well. Choose a comforter with black sheets or dark blue hues. Although, you can never go wrong with white because it neutralizes other elements in the room.
The size should be appropriate for your bed. Otherwise, it might not be enough to cover your body. But, what others do to keep them extra comfy and warm, is to choose an oversized comforter. This ensures that your feet won’t stick out and be exposed to the cold. It also prevents the comforter from falling off or getting out of place if you move around a lot on your bed.
Ultimately, consider also people you are sharing your bed and your sheets with. As we mentioned here and in our general guide, some may feel very warm under the sheets even when others are already freezing. If that is the case, maybe choose a good material for the cover so that it will keep your companion warm while still keeping you comfortable.
All Season comforters are great but it may not be warm enough if you live in very cold areas. If you live in a place with really long winter months, it is best to invest in a good quality comforter. Spend the extra dollars if it will give you a better material because you will use it for the long term.