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Silk vs Down Duvets: Which Should I Buy?

Why a silk duvet is the right choice when it comes to updating your bedding

When you're making an investment in an item you're going to use every day, you want to make sure you make the right choice. If you are currently trying to decide whether to purchase a silk or a down duvet, here are a few points to consider:

Higher Hygiene Levels

Silk allows for air to pass through it unlike the thick layer of down which is found in duvets. As air is able to move more freely, nighttime perspiration caused by overheating can be dramatically reduced. Due to the fact that perspiration is notably reduced, a silk duvet does not need to be washed like a down one. Instead, airing is all that it requires.

Balanced Temperature

The feathers in down duvets form a barrier which keeps heat trapped underneath. While this keeps the sleeper warm at first, the temperature underneath the duvet can become so high that it can cause overheating. With an increased temperature, this can result in tossing and turning throughout the night.

Thinner & Lighter

To achieve the same level of warmth that a silk duvet offers, a down duvet would have to be heavily stuffed with feathers, resulting in it being ungainly and hard to manage. Also, the feather filling in a down duvet is sewn into pockets to distribute it across the duvet. Over time, the stuffing can settle at the bottom of these pockets and cause cold spots to form in the duvet. Comparatively, the filling of a silk duvet has been layered in long filaments of silk which prevents bunching.

To browse our selection of silk duvets, please visit the Silksleep website. As well as Autumn and Summer duvets, we also offer 'His & Her' duvets which are split into sections with varying levels of insulation and combination duvets, which can be manually detached from each other depending on the time of year.