As omniscient statistics tells us, a person spends a third of his life in a dream. And he sleeps, as you know, under the covers. And, if it is chosen incorrectly, the quality of a person’s sleep can worsen – it will be hot or cold, the blanket will be heavy, which will lead to discomfort. So that your dream brings you only pleasant sensations, and after it you feel cheerful and rested, you need to choose the blanket correctly. When choosing this product, it is necessary to pay attention to several important criteria.
Thermal conductivity. If you pick up a blanket for winter, then most likely a blanket is suitable for you. The best filler is recognized by the fluff of white geese. A blanket filled with fluff of gray geese will warm you worse. There are also blankets with a woolen filler on sale, which will also warm you well in the cold winter. For the offseason, products filled with vegetable or synthetic fibers are better suited, and for summer, industry offers us cotton or silk blankets.
An equally important indicator of the quality of the blanket is air circulation. Of course, the highest air exchange rates in blankets filled with wool or fluff. In order for synthetic blankets to carry out air, their filler is usually performed in the form of balls. Modern blankets, unlike blankets that were on sale a few years ago, spend the air much better, so that any product you have chosen will “breathe”.
If you or your relatives are allergic, or you have a predisposition to this disease, then when buying a blanket you should definitely pay attention to its hypoallergenicity. These are considered blankets with synthetic fillers. But blankets with natural fillers are unlikely to fit you – ticks can be started in them, which will cause you constant exacerbations of the disease.
The most hygroscopic, that is, capable of absorb moisture, are rightfully considered woolen blankets. This characteristic of this product is no less important than others, because it depends on it how comfortable your dream will be.
For many people, the lightness of the blanket is important. If this quality is important for you, remember that the lightest blankets are blankets with synthetic and down filler.
As for the care of blankets, the most easy to care for blankets with synthetic fillers and fillers from plant fibers. They can be washed in an ordinary washing machine, not afraid that they are deformed. But products filled with fluff, silk or natural wool are not to be washed at home – they must be regularly ventilated in the air.
And separately it is necessary to say a few words about cotton blanks, to which our grandparents are so accustomed to, and which can still be found on the shelves of our stores. Such products, like other blankets, have their pros and cons, which are quite a lot. So, for example, cotton blankets are heavy, but they warmly warm even in the coldest nights. Allergies can safely acquire them – such blankets will never cause them allergies, but they quickly accumulate unpleasant odors and moisture, which is very unpleasant. It is very difficult to care for a blanket filled with cotton wool – if such a blanket is washed, then cotton wool can crumble, and it will become impossible to use it. Such a product does not even tolerate chemical cleaning and sometimes after it is covered with “divorces”. The optimal method for caring for a cotton blanket is to knock it out in the air or use a vacuum cleaner for this purpose.