I use a medium-weight down comforter with a removable cotton duvet cover in all but summer. I sleep with just a bottom sheet and the comforter, no top sheet. Most nights this is plenty of warmth for me. (I tend to run very hot and often sleep with one foot outside the covers to regulate my temperature.) Sometimes, though, on the coldest nights (I live in the Boston area), I need another layer. I would normally just throw something (usually a thin hand-made quilt) on top of the comforter, but I'm wondering if this actually diminishes the effectiveness of the comforter. I know that it's the layer of air that provides the insulation and therefore the warmth of a comforter. Does the added quilt or blanket on top crush the air out of the comforter, making it LESS warm? Because this is only an occasional need, I don't really want to remake my bed, with a top sheet (which I would feel like I needed between me and a blanket) and the additional layer under the comforter, since I'm afraid I will be too hot except for the very coldest nights. Or I am overthinking all this and should just go ahead and thrown the quilt or blanket on top of the comforter as needed?
posted by primate moon
on Oct 24, 2013 -
I'm a hot sleeper, but I love the feeling of having covers over me when I sleep. I need either a blanket or (preferably) a duvet insert that won't keep me warm. In a perfect world, it would have some weight, but zero ability to hold heat. I've been using a duvet cover with an old crappy comforter, but the comforter is finally falling apart, so it's time to look for something else. Style wise, it just needs to be white. And machine washable. Any other hot sleepers out there? What works for you? What should I be looking for?
posted by 2oh1
on Mar 30, 2013 -
I own this
down alternative comforter. It causes me to wake up with sweaty legs, so I'm looking for a replacement. This
article recommends that people in my situation should go with silk or cotton instead of down. Is there an advantage to do that over just getting a thinner down comforter?
Note: my bedroom ranges from 62-65 at night.
posted by lunchbox
on Dec 22, 2011 -
Looking for high-quality bedding that won't break the bank. We've got a new king-sized bed and need to trick it out, but I'm feeling overwhelmed with brand choices. [more inside]
posted by Specklet
on Oct 13, 2011 -
Do you have an awesome bed? A bed you're daydreaming about right now? I want you to tell me about it. Your favorite mattress, pillows, mattress topper, sheets, comforter, duvet cover, anything. All suggestions welcome.
posted by sharkfu
on Oct 11, 2011 -
I have an amazing old down comforter that reeks of a mixture of death and b.o. There are no washing instructions on it. How do I get this thing clean/smelling good? Caveat: It is massive, and my apt has a pretty old-school washing machine and dryer. [more inside]
posted by windbox
on Sep 13, 2011 -
Duvet/comforter users! I know there are plenty of you out there, and I would like to join your happy (and warm) ranks, but I have one question: is there ANY way to get a duvet/comforter INTO a duvet/comforter cover that does not result in (a) an asymmetrical lumpy bunchy MESS, and (b) GIBBERING INSANITY?? [more inside]
posted by Kat Allison
on Oct 25, 2009 -
I want something to put at the foot of my bed to keep feet warm - a throw would work, but something more designed for the purpose perhaps- like a giant "sock" that slips over the end of the comforter that you slip your feet into or something like that. down or equivalent preferable, but post whatever you have!
posted by lrodman
on Oct 8, 2009 -
My spouse is desperately looking for a "summer comforter", that is at the same time heavy and not-too-hot! [more inside]
posted by muddgirl
on Sep 3, 2009 -
So I had a regular sized (full) feather bed, I'm real tall, I thought to take the feathers out of the bed and put them into a king sized duvet and -- Viola! A king sized feather comforter! A good plan. So I bought the duvet, dumped the feathers in, and the thing is warm. But now, feathers large and small are poking through, and poking ME, there's feathers everywhere, I look like a chicken coop landed on me. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue
on Oct 28, 2008 -
I'd like to buy a set of sheets and a comforter (queen size) with a University of Michigan design--but I can't find much that isn't made out of jersey, which would never stand up to the wear and tear of the dog. Any ideas where to find these (pref. online)? [more inside]
posted by lemonade
on Jul 15, 2008 -
I live a short train ride away from Hungary. Does that mean I can somehow get a Hungarian Down comforter for cheap? Side question: How does one choose a down comforter? [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Mar 5, 2008 -
A friend went to Norway and slept in a king-size bed with an interesting feature: the comforter was split down the middle so that each occupant had his or her own half. Where could I buy one of these comforters in the US? [more inside]
posted by Bezbozhnik
on Dec 16, 2005 -