How often should you replace your duvet?
Whilst bedding gets washed regularly, duvets are often overlooked and most of us don’t think about washing our duvets. Just like pillows, duvets collect dust, dirt and moisture each night. So, if you’ve been neglecting caring for your duvet you may want to look at buying a new one and start as you mean to go on by looking after it with regular washing. Whilst higher quality and luxury duvets tend to last a longer than others, every duvet has a shelf life. The Sleep Council advises that duvets should be replaced every five years, but what are the signs that your duvet has seen better days.
How do I know if I need to replace my duvet?
The obvious answer is to look for signs of general wear and tear, such as feeling thin and limp or rips and seams that may have split. If it feels lumpy and the filling is all uneven it’s also time to replace your duvet. All of these things can affect your night’s sleep. It’s also important to have a comfortable sleeping temperature and if you’ve not be getting a good night’s sleep it could be a sign that your duvet tog rating is not suitable for your needs.