We obviously all sleep under a duvet every night, but do you know how to choose the duvet that is right for you and for the time of year? This guide is going to let you know some tips and terminology, so you can find the right duvet for you…
Basically, this is the measurement that helps you understand how warm a duvet is going to keep you. Based on how well a duvet can trap warm air, the scale goes from 1 tog (the coolest and worst ability to trap warm air) to 15 tog (the warmest and best at trapping air).
You may think that anything above 7 must be good for winter, right? But that certainly isn’t how it works. With an 8 tog rating, you could still be cold on winter nights. Normally anything above a 10.5 tog will keep you cosy in bed throughout cold periods.
Now you’re probably thinking that you need to get duvets for all the different seasons of the year, but this is unrealistic and not the case. It’s said that 10 tog ratings are suitable for all year round, but duvet options are all-season too! There’s no need to worry about interchanging duvets all year round.
There isn’t too much of a strict or correct answer to this question, as a lot of this comes down to personal preference. However, it’s generally said that 1-7 tog rating is a good rating for summer. With a tog this low, the duvet won’t trap as much hot air (if you can even make it under the duvet in a heatwave!)
We’re all different so it shouldn’t be surprising that we all have different preferences when it comes to sleeping. Some people may get hot easily during the night whereas others may feel the need to snuggle up a lot.
If you’re on either of these sides of the spectrum or somewhere in the middle, then you should consider the information above and think about what could be good for you. For example, if you get hot easily at night, you may want a lower tog rating and vice versa.
So there you have it, a guide on what duvet togs are and where you should be placing yourself on the tog scale. However, do remember there are other factors that can influence your perfect duvet choices, such as fillings and size.
So, what’s your go-to tog rating? Let us know in the comments below…