“A good night’s sleep refreshes the body, mind and soul” – but for that you need a comfortable bed. Along with a high-quality mattress, the bedding, as well as the pillows play an important role. In order to feel comfortable at night and for a pleasant temperature, different fillings are recommended, depending on the season and your sensitivity to cold. Sleep better at last: The right bedding for sweet dreams.
Duvets for every season
Sweltering in the summer; freezing in the winter? With the right bedding, that becomes a thing of the past – different fillings enable perfect adaptation to the temperature. It is entirely up to you whether you use different duvets depending on the season or stick to one model. We basically distinguish between:
The latter can be divided into two parts: The light, summer duvet can be joined onto an all-year duvet with press studs. That makes them a good choice for winter, and a practical, space-saving bedding solution.
It’s what’s inside that counts
And that doesn’t just apply to people. Bedding has inner qualities too – even if it’s just feathers or down. Depending on the filling, this affects the duvets’ thermal properties, because every material stores warm air differently. Bedding with the following fillings are the most popular:
Tencel/lyocell These are natural cellulose fibres. They are produced with materials from sustainable forestry. The fabrics are therefore ecologically sound, have excellent thermal properties at any temperature and wick away moisture quickly. Tencel/lyocell is an excellent bedding filling for allergy sufferers.
Down Goose down, duck down or a mix with feathers – in any case, these duvets let through moisture and provide ideal warmth in the winter. Goose down is essentially warmer than duck down, but eiderdown is one of the best-quality and warmest downs.
Wool Thermo-regulating and climatising: Wool bedding is the perfect choice for cold temperatures. Soft types of wool, in particular, are very popular and keep you cosy and warm, even in the icy cold.
Cotton This bedding is particularly well-suited to the warmer season, because it is cool and absorbs moisture efficiently. It has anti-static properties and is easy to wash, making it a good choice for allergy sufferers.
Pine flakes are often added to wool blankets. They have an anti-bacterial and temperature-regulating effect. They are also characterised by their pleasant fragrance for cosiness all night long.
In most cases, the cover is made of cotton. With the right bedlinen in different designs and colours, bedding can be adapted to fit in with bedroom furnishings.
Bedding for every day: The quilt
An evenly distributed filling is the most important hallmark of a quilt: The duvet is divided by seams so that the core cannot move. Feathers, down or wool do not slide about, so that every part is equally warm.
Some quilts have bridging tape sewn in between the top and bottom layers of fabric so that the filling stays firmly in place. This also means that no thermal bridges are formed.
By contrast, a diamond quilt does have divisions, but they are not firmly connected together and allow limited movement of the filling. Not every chamber has to be filled individually and shaking the quilt will distribute the filling. Continental quilts have a similar structure: Quilted diamonds do not allow the filling to move and both parts of the fabric are sewn together without bridges.
Duvets come in the sizes 135 x 200, 155 x 200 cm as standard. Extra-long duvets measuring 155 x 220 cm are also available. They can be chosen to match the user’s height, so that the body is completely covered and heat is stored.
The right pillow whatever your sleeping habits
Usually available in the sizes 40 x 40 cm or 80 x 80 cm, pillows are an important prerequisite for a good sleep. With the right filling and shape, they relax the neck, relieve strain on the back and allow your body to relax during the night:
Virgin wool textures and pine flakes
Plumpable polyester fibre balls
Virgin wool balls
Foam core (viscose or polyurethane)
Down and feathers
Special neck pillows can relax the muscles of the neck. These models are particularly well-suited to people who sleep on their back, because they create an ergonomically correct sleeping position. People who sleep on their front should choose a particularly flat pillow that only provides a little support for the neck.
Regular ventilation is very important for drying out moisture that has penetrated the pillow. Pillow cases are usually easy to wash in the washing machine, but the pillow itself should also be professionally cleaned from time to time.
Not just for kids: Easy-care protectors for bedding
Changing the bedlinen regularly is important for a clean and well-kept bed. Protectors also protect mattresses and slatted frames to help them last longer.
A fitted sheet is a sensible purchase because it adapts to the anatomy and ensures a pleasant climate for sleeping. It protects the mattress from moisture and soiling, while supporting the body. Fitted sheets are also very easy to clean. A protector keeps air circulation flowing and distributes the weight of the body evenly over the surface of the mattress.
The internal membrane in a waterproof mattress protector will prevent moisture penetrating the mattress.
Like sleeping on a cloud – the right bedding
Practical accessories like a storage bag make it easy to store bedding: When you change your duvet in summer and winter, you can store it compactly. This protects it from dust and allows it to be transported effortlessly.
Refreshing sleep is essential for a good quality of life. You will have plenty of energy if you can relax at night and start the day after a restful sleep – and sleeping well is also good for your health. The right bedding helps you sleep better, so that nothing stands in the way of a good night’s sleep and sweet dreams.