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A warm cosy duvet is an integral part of our sleep, but how often or when should you replace it. The Sleep Council recommends they should be replaced after 5 years.  However this is dependent on the quality of the product you buy. Inexpensive hollowfibre ones might need replacing every couple of years. However when you by a Die Zudecke Canadian White Snow Goose Down duvet or a Nimbus White Goose Down duvet, they have a 10 year guarantee.

It’s not an exact science, but as a guide, It’s time to replace your duvet when:

duvetYou find Cold spots

Synthetic duvets that are stitched through and not cassette or baffle wall constructed will eventually develop cold spots around the stitch pattern. This increases with age as the filling flattens.

It’s Flat and lumpy and won’t plump it up

The filling has collapsed. After a period of time any filling, whether it’s polyester hollowfibre, feather & down or white goose down, will lose its springiness. This is when you need a replacement.

It’s getting dirty

Duvets and pillows build up a surprising amount of dirt that isn't immediatley visable, including dust, dead skin and dust mites. To keep this under control, wash them every 6 months. And we do mean wash whatever the filling. Do not dry clean. Due to the size, this invariably means taking them to a commercial laundry. And remember full care instructions are found on all the products.

duvetThe compartments and channels lack filling through general wear & tear

Hold your natural duvet in front of a bright light. This will enable you to identify any compartments that are losing filling. They will generally be found at the top around the shoulder area. The reason this might occur is due to the friction caused when turning over at night. The clusters of down rub against each other and eventually the down will turn to dust.

Filling Starts leaking

Filling starts to migrate from the cover. This will normally occur where the stitching is. It could also be that the cover is wearing. This is more likely if it’s a cheap duvet with a poor corovin or polyester cover. On the better quality products high thread count fabrics are used to combat percolation of filling and dust mite build up.

We recommend that synthetic duvets should ideally be replaced every 5 years or so, even the better quality ones from the Fine Bedding Company and Nimbus. Changing your's will ultimately help you enjoy healthier better quality sleep.

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