A blanket made of eucalyptus or bamboo, holofiber, swan’s down or wool — a variety of options puts us in front of a very difficult choice. A blanket is one of the important conditions for a healthy restful sleep. The choice of such a necessary item depends on the individual preferences of the user. There are lovers of light, but voluminous and large blankets, there are those who prefer warm and dense options, and some appreciate naturalness and environmental friendliness, preferring to buy a blanket made of eucalyptus instead of synthetics. Today the market offers many different models and for the right choice you need to be aware of all the nuances.
Variety of blankets: what are they?
All available options available for free sale can be divided into groups, depending on:
Composition. It can be synthetic fillers, as well as a bamboo or sheep blanket. For people prone to allergies, there are special hypoallergenic models.
The level of moisture absorption or hygroscopicity.
Degrees of breathability that provide long-lasting comfort and optimal thermal conductivity.
Surface tissue and its characteristics. It is better to choose natural materials such as satin, coarse calico, linen. Although modern high-quality synthetic fabrics are in many ways not inferior to natural counterparts.
Difficulties in maintaining the product. Consider the impossibility of washing or chemical treatment of some products.
size. Everything is standard here: children’s, one and a half, double and euro. The most important thing is to remember the exact dimensions of the blanket in order not to make a mistake when buying bedding in the future.
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What is inside the blanket and how to make the right choice?
There are many fillers for blankets. For example, a blanket “bamboo” or “eucalyptus”, models made of camel and sheep wool, options with synthetic fibers and artificial swan down. Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Fillers can be natural…
A duvet is a classic option for a harsh Russian winter. They are soft, light and very warm. But fluff is not suitable for the rest of the year. Too hot underneath. Down absorbs moisture well. The only drawback is that it can become damp, fall off and become a comfortable environment for the development of a colony of dust mites. For people prone to allergies, fluff is contraindicated.
Wool products are a great choice for those who love warmth. The advantage of this material is the presence in its composition of natural lanolin, which is useful for the skin and joints. Wool is recommended for those who suffer from arthritis, convulsions and hypotension. The most popular are camel wool — light, hygroscopic, resilient and safe, merino — durable and easy to use, sheep — affordable and practical. Our catalog of sheep wool blankets is presented in a variety of models and colors. Dust permeability is considered a small minus of wool, so this blanket is not suitable for everyone. If we compare a blanket — bamboo or sheep wool, then the first option is more suitable for allergy sufferers.
Vegetable fillers have recently become very popular. Cotton and linen have low thermal conductivity, easily absorb excess moisture, and are suitable for those who are prone to allergies. Also, plant fillers include bamboo, eucalyptus and buckwheat. Bamboo blankets can be bought inexpensively via the Internet, they have bactericidal properties, a massage effect, and are natural immunostimulants. Products with vegetable fillers are perfectly erased, serve for a long time, are convenient and comfortable to use.
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… And synthetic
Blankets with artificial fillers are affordable and unpretentious. Low hygroscopicity is compensated by environmental friendliness, hypoallergenicity and lightness. These fillers include:
Artificial batting. Warm and durable material. However, it is quite difficult to take care of him. Dry cleaning leaves stains, washing is prohibited. The only way out is a vacuum cleaner and knocking out the product. For children of preschool and adolescence, such material is not recommended, since over time it can fall off, compact and accumulate dust.
Sintepon, swan down and holofiber are time-tested materials. They are easily erased, do not accumulate static electricity, do not cake and do not fade. You can buy a blanket made of swan down in almost any specialized store. At the same time, each of them absorbs moisture rather poorly and does not provide sufficient air access. Choose a warm blanket: swan down or bamboo is the most suitable option for the off-season.
If we compare all known fillers, we can come to an obvious conclusion — bamboo filler is the most optimal. The combination of its positive characteristics and the almost complete absence of shortcomings make the material the most suitable for use at any time of the year and under any conditions. In addition, bamboo itself is considered an easily renewable natural resource, the industrial use of which does not harm the environment. Which blanket to choose — bamboo or holofiber, wool or natural fluff — is a personal matter for everyone, the main thing is that the choice is comfortable, and sleep is healthy and sound.