Time to change your tog for summer
This week, the UK has basked in the sun, with temperatures reaching 29 degrees in some parts of the country.
British summertime traditionally begins on 1st June, if you measure it by the meteorological calendar, but going off this week (the hottest April in 70 years), it’s safe to say that summer is just around the corner.
As we naturally start to drink more water on hotter days to stay hydrated and swap winter clothing for light, summer alternatives, it’s also important to think about your bedding.
Togs tell you how warm your duvet is. The higher the number, the warmer your bed becomes. The average tog rating in the UK is 4.5 for summer, 9.0 for spring/ autumn and 13.5 for winter.
With the current temperatures sweeping the nation, we recommend changing your duvet to a 9.0 tog this weekend.
Duvets are not suitable for infants under 12-months-old as babies can overheat easily. Children should have a lower tog to adults throughout the year as they are unable to regulate their temperature in the same way as adults can. We recommend a 4.0 tog for children aged 12 months up to 10 years, unless they are sleeping in a cool environment.
Most people wash their sheets on a regular basis but how often should you wash your duvet? It is advised to wash your duvet every 4 months, so aim for 3 washes a year. Use a normal spin setting and make sure to air it afterwards until it’s fully dry. To remove any remaining bacteria gently iron with a warm press before the next use.
Duvets come in a range of sizes; choosing the perfect duvet for you depends on personal preference and of course the size of your bed. Some people enjoy being cocooned on a night whilst others feel comfortable with little or even no covers. If you share a bed with a well known ‘ duvet hogger’ consider choosing a bigger one to avoid the nightly battle:
Cot bed: 120cmx150cm
Super King: 260cmx220cm
Emperor size: 290cmx235cm
What size duvet takes your fancy? Let us know by tweeting us @silentnightbeds.