Full sleep is one of the basic human needs. In a dream, he spends a third of his life. According to scientists, quality bedding, pillows and blankets are important for normal restorative sleep. Therefore, choosing a good blanket, you need to consider its quality characteristics.
A comfortable blanket should warm in the cold and create coolness in the heat. The warming qualities depend not only on the cover, but also on the thickness of the filler and its density. The degree of warmth of blankets with different filling density is as follows:
products are especially warm at a filler density of 420 g \ m²;
warm at a filler density of more than 350 g \ m²;
standard (off-season) 300-345 g \ m²;
lightweight 200-295 g \ m²;
light (for summer) 150 g \ m².
The degree of heat of a particular product can be found by marking the labels. It is indicated by a number from 1 to 5 or the corresponding number of points.
Pros of swan fluff: Hypoallergenic. It is absolutely safe for allergy sufferers; dust mites and other pathogenic microorganisms do not start in the synthetics structure; Average thermal conductivity. The blanket of this material is not as warm as that of natural fillers, but surpasses many synthetic analogues in this parameter; Weight. The product has a small mass - the average blanket rarely weighs more than half a kilogram; Simple care. It does not require special care, it is easy to wash and dries very quickly; Durability. Tinsuleyt perfectly holds its shape, does not cake and is quite elastic.
Cons Swan Down Blankets: Electrostatic. The material strongly accumulates static; Moisture resistance. Absolutely does not absorb and does not release moisture; Poor microcirculation. The filler practically does not allow air masses through, which creates a danger of overheating of the body.
Cons of bird fluff filler: Cost. Goose down blankets are some of the most expensive; Weak moisture exchange. Well letting air in, fluff simultaneously retains a significant part of the moisture, which entails a gradual wetting of the product; Potential allergenicity. In such products, there is a very high probability of dust mites settling into the filler structure; Special care. Duvets need special storage conditions and regular treatment against ticks.
Advantages of bird fluff blankets: Good thermal insulation properties along with high-quality thermoregulation; Air permeability. Such products create a good microclimate due to the possibility of circulation of air masses; Resistant form. Quilts made of bird fluff are quite elastic, do not bob, and keep their shape perfectly; Light weight. A duvet is the lightest among all possible options; Durability. Modern products of this type can last up to two decades; Antistatic effect. Down filler is not subject to static electricity.
Pluses of fleece blankets: Good heat capacity. Sheep's wool warms well, holds heat for a long time, while in a number of countries it is used as a prophylaxis of muscle atony and osteochondrosis; Air exchange. Like bird fluff, this filler creates optimal conditions for microcirculation of air masses; Balanced moisture exchange. A blanket made of sheep’s wool absorbs and loses moisture well, remaining dry for a long period of time; Antistatic effect. The material is not subject to static electricity; Low cost. Blankets with such a filler are available to the general public and cheaper not only bird fluff, but also some products on a synthetic basis.
Cons: Allergenic. Animal wax in the filler structure, as well as dust mites, often present in the blanket, increase the risks of allergic reactions in humans; Short service life. On average, sheep’s blankets last about 4 years, after which they quickly cake and lose their shape; Weight. Products of this kind have a high mass comparable to cotton counterparts; Difficult care. Products cannot be washed, only chemical surface cleaning is used with caution.