How often should you change your duvet?

As winter approaches and the nights get darker, many of us long for cosy nights snuggled under our duvets. But what if your duvet no longer feels cosy? How often should you change your duvet?

The Sleep Council recommends changing your duvet every five years, although this depends on the quality of your duvet and how well you look after it. So how do you know when you need to change your duvet

Not keeping you warm?

Yes, it might sound obvious but if you start to feel a bit chilly at night and your sleep is being affected then it’s time to get that higher tog duvet. Most people sleep best when their body stays at a cool to normal temperature, around 18C / 65F with a duvet designed for that season:

Summer: 3 - 4.5 tog; Spring/Autumn: 7 - 10.5 tog and Winter: 12 - 13.5 tog.

The scooms all seasons duvet comes with two duvets, a 4.5 tog and a 9 tog, that can be easily fixed together when the nights get colder.

Lost its spring?

Over time, the filling in your duvet will lose its ability to trap air. Instead of feeling light and springy, it will feel flat and deflated. The lack of air could prevent you maintaining a comfortable body temperature. This is one of the main signs that it needs replacing. 

Hungarian goose down if well cared for, retains its loft (fluffiness) for up to three times longer than most synthetics.

No longer cleans like it should?

Duvets should be washed every few months or at least twice a year to get rid of those pesky dust mites. Check the label for any specific washing instructions. If your duvet filling starts becoming a bit lumpy or compressed after washing, give it a good shake. If this doesn’t bring the filling back to how it should be, then it’s probably time to invest in a new duvet!

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