When it comes to bedding that will keep you warm and cozy, nothing can beat a down doona. Snuggle with one and you’ll fall in love with all the comfort that it offers. Although doonas can have other fillings, down doonas are the most popular and sought after ones. And that’s for some very good reasons. Let’s take a look.
Down has been used as filler in blankets for generations – it is a natural material that traps the body’s heat and keeps you warm. This is probably the first benefit you will notice when you sleep with a down doona. Warm duvets are often considered heavy, but when they are filled with down they are quite light. What holds your body’s heat is the loft of the duvet, which keeps you comfortable and warm even in the coldest of winter nights.
There are other fillings that can also keep you toasted, but many of them will also make you sweat more, which can be very uncomfortable. Down’s breathability is just another feature that makes this filling so popular and so nice to snuggle in. No more sweating, turning and tossing – with a down doona good sleep is granted.
Besides being soft, light, and comfortable, down doonas also tend to last longer than those with synthetic fillings. A top quality natural filled quilt could last for about 20 years, while the average lifespan of a good quality synthetic will be up to 5 years, depending on how often it is washed.
Contrary to what many people think, down is one of the best options for asthmatics and people with allergies. This is because allergy to down and feather is very rare, whilst mites are the main issue for asthmatics and people with various allergies. Medical studies have shown that synthetic fillings contain eight times more allergens from mites than down filled doonas.
Easy to Maintain
When compared to synthetic filling doonas, a down doona is easier to maintain and it keeps its composure for longer. After some time, the synthetic filling will start losing its loft, which means the doona will no longer be that great in keeping you dry and warm during the night. It may be cheaper to get a synthetic filled doona, but a down one is certainly of a higher quality and will last you for many years to come.