There can be many reasons why we overheat at night, including –
- Memory foam mattresses
- The wrong type of duvet
- Inappropriate tog rating (click here for help in choosing the correct tog)
- Illness or medication
Whatever the cause of temperature fluctuations, one common effect is sleep interruption.
The good news is that there are some terrific solutions available. The benefit to well-being, health and quality of life are significant.
Listed below are some of our more popular products:
Outlast Mattress Protectors – cotton filled they are literally cool to the touch. Containing a remarkable high tech phase change material the protector absorbs and releases heat as you change. This product is typically the most effective in combating overheating caused by memory foam or latex mattresses. Click here to find out more.
Dacron Coolmax Bedding – used to great effect in sportswear, we sell a full complement of products – the extremely popular 1.5 Tog duvet, mattress protectors, fitted sheets, duvet covers, pillows, pillowcases and pillow protectors. Click here to find out more.
Dacron Coolmax is a highly breathable wicking fabric which is extremely effective in eliminating moisture build up which causes an uncomfortable sleep environment. Customers suffering from medication which causes excessive perspiration have found relief in switching to Coolmax bedlinen.
The touch and feel is wonderfully soft.
Dacron Aerelle Cool Night Duvets & Pillows – a high-tech fibre embedded with minerals which act as semi-conductors which ensure a constant temperature is maintained while you sleep. No more constantly trying to find a cool spot on your pillow or going to sleep at the perfect temperature but waking up hot and uncomfortable. Available in all sizes and tog options. The unique wave crimp structure of the fibre also results in soft and cosy duvets and pillows.
2.5 Tog Duvets – as it says on the tin, the lowest tog duvets available in a wide range of fillings. Our down filled duvets are ever popular due to the terrific breathable qualities.
The Bamboo 2.5 Tog option is the most expensive duvet we sell in the category and worth every penny for sheer luxury and relief on hot nights. Click here to find out more.
Partner Duvets – in cases where one person requires more or less warmth than their partner, we specially produce duvets which have a different tog rating on each side. Completely flexible, it is possible to choose from a wide range of fillings with any combination of tog ratings! Click here to find out more.
Egyptian Cotton Bedlinen – our 520 thread count bedding has a lovely cool feel to it when one gets into bed. Our range is hugely popular and never fails to receive praise from customers. Woven on traditional artisan looms, there is no replacement for genuine craftsmanship.
Tog Ratings explained
A Duvet Tog rating is a standardised measurement used in the UK to classify the level of warmth provided by a duvet.
Put simply, the higher the tog – the warmer the duvet.
The Duvet Store offers the widest range of togs in the UK: From 2.5 Tog all the way up to 18 Tog (normally in increments of 1.5).
As a guide, the following tog ratings are recommended for UK usage:
- Summer Togs 2.5, 3, 4.5
- Spring/Autumn 6, 7.5, 9, 10.5
- Winter 12, 13.5, 15, 18
13.5 tog is the most widely used winter weight duvet in UK.
4.5 is the most popular summer weight duvet.
We also have All Seasons Duvets which comprise of two separate duvets – a Summer Tog and a Spring/Autumn Tog – which can be joined together to make a Winter Tog (e.g. 4.5 + 9).
One final point to note – weight doesn’t equal warmth.
For example: a high-quality duvet filled with 100% Down will weigh a lot less than a Synthetic Hollowfibre duvet of the same tog rating, but the warmth will be the same.
If you need more help in choosing your perfect duvet, feel free to contact our expert Customer Service team who are happy to give their advice.
As always we welcome individual enquiries to talk through the most appropriate solutions. Feel free to call us on 01241 435 888.