At Next, we understand that a good night's sleep starts with the right foundations, which is why we have put together this handy guide full of quality duvet and pillow options for all budgets. From duvet types to tog ratings, let us help you find your dream bedding, because as nighttime arrives there's nothing better than cocooning yourself under a new, cosy duvet and resting your head on a super-soft pillow.
What sort of duvet do you need?You can make your bedroom a haven of comfort by choosing your bedding with care. The type of duvet you choose and whether you use a mattress topper or pillow protector (which we will discuss later) can make all the difference to the quality of your sleep.We offer a range of natural and synthetic duvet fillings; from feather and down to silk, cotton and synthetic microfibre.
Some of our natural bedding comes with treatments that protect against allergies. If you want a quality duvet that will let your skin breathe, opt for a natural duvet; they're made from fibres with all-cotton covers and they're durable and resilient.
Natural bedding such as feather and down are given a ‘fill power’. This is the volume occupied by the filling and it varies depending on the quality. The higher the fill power, the better the duvet is at keeping you warm.
If you're looking for a duvet that is hard wearing and affordable, choose a synthetic duvet. Made from microfiber polyester this material is designed to keep you warm. It's also soft, lightweight and perfect for any allergy sufferers due to it's non-allergenic fillings.
What style of pillow should you choose?Sleeping on a tough, hard pillow isn't the most relaxing of things, however it is important to consider your individual needs and sleeping preferences. At Next, our aim is to provide you with a pillow which supports both your head and neck, whilst keeping you comfortable. Like duvets, pillows come in natural and synthetic forms.
Natural pillowsUsually made of feather and down, which is high in quality. These are a great option if you want your pillow to fit snugly or if you are looking for a firm, yet soft feel. These types of pillows also mould snugly around your head and shoulders.
Synthetic pillowsThese are good if you suffer with allergies, fancy fresh, breathable comfort or want a memory foam filling. Manmade fibres also tend to be lower priced than natural fillings.
Consider your sleep style. Ask yourself: 'How do I sleep?' A pillow that is too firm or too soft can affect your posture. Remember to consider the pillow against your mattress; firm pillows don't tend to work well with a soft mattress.
At Next we stock four different bedding types, take a look at the features and benefits of each range:
Sleep in comfortThis range is machine washable for the convenience of washing at home and focuses on bedding that retains its natural shape and fullness. Duvets: Lightweight and incredibly comfortable, draping beautifully around the body. Pillows: Moulds to the shape of your head for comfort.
Anti allergyOur anti allergy range contains treated fibres to provide a healthier sleeping environment for allergy sufferers.Duvets: These are filled with premium, lightweight synthetic fibres that provide extra comfort and warmth.Pillows: Moulds to the shape of your head for comfort.
Sleep in silkPremium synthetic fibres are blended with silk for a filling that is super soft.The fibre is breathable and regulates body temperature to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.Duvets: Feature a soft touch microfibre fabric with a contemporary design, which drapes beautifully around the body.Pillows: Moulds to the shape of your head for comfort.
Feather & down (available in duck or goose):
We only use 100% new feathers and down in our products so they last even longer. Both styles are thermally efficient and trap air for a long time so you keep warmer for longer. Goose down clusters are bigger than duck clusters so they are loftier and more luxuriousPillows: Moulds to the shape of your head for comfort.
*It is worth noting that all our pillow ranges are available in soft, medium and firm support; perfect for front, back and side sleepers.
Extra protectionMattress toppers and protectors can revitalise tired mattresses and pillows and prolong the life of your bedding.
Benefits of using a mattress topper/protector:
• Keeps your bedding fresher for longer• Offers improved hygiene.• They are available in different forms including: Anti allergy, cotton and waterproof.• Some toppers we stock offer orthopaedic support that targets your back, neck and hips in perfect alignment.Benefits of using a pillow protector:
• Easy to wash and care for, keeping pillows fresh.• They provide great value protection from stains and spills.
Tog rating guide
A duvets tog rating is important as it relates to the duvets warmth. The higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet. We're here to explain all:
A lighter duvet, perfect during summer months and warmer climates.
Perfect if you're looking for an all-season duvet, which has versatility and flexibility. They are also ideal for spring and autumn.
Suitable for cooler / winter months or if you prefer a really warm and snug duvet.
How to look after your bedding
We spend a lot of hours sleeping, which means most of our time is spent lying under our duvets and on top of our pillows, so it's important to take care of them. Take a look at our handy tips for caring for your bedding:
• Plump up all your pillows daily.• Synthetic duvets and pillows can usually be machine washed, however we advise that you check the care label.• When the weather’s dry, hang out your synthetic duvets and pillows to air them.• When washing your bedding, it’s advised that you use a small amount of detergent.• To avoid any tears of the filling, we recommend placing your pillows inside a pillowcase when washing.
Now that you have all the knowledge that comes with purchasing your duvets and pillows, get ready set to settle down for the night in cosy, quality bedding. From choosing what type of duvet and pillow you need to learning about all the different ranges we stock here at Next, this helpful guide has all the answers. Fancy some bed covers to go with your bedding? No worries, we stock 100s of designs from the likes of Laura Ashley, Orla Kiely and Catherine Lansfield so you can have a stylish sleep.
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