The lowdown on down
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IMAGINE YOURSELF SNUGGLING beneath a fluffy comforter filled with the
cozy lightness and warmth of down or resting your head on a pillow that gently
cradles your neck in a natural, healthy alignment with your back.
Many people aspire to this kind of sleep experience but find themselves
confused when it comes time to make a purchase decision. Cleanliness and
fill power are the best indicators of quality. Here are answers to some of the
most commonly asked questions.
Why buy a down comforter?
Down provides light, breathable comfort. Ounce for ounce, it’s the best
insulator on earth. It insulates by trapping warm air and it wicks away moisture, making it extraordinarily comfortable in a wide range of temperatures.
There’s nothing like the luxurious feel of a down comforter.
Why buy a down pillow?
Health experts agree that diet,
exercise and sleep are the three foundations for good health. Most people
spend a considerable amount of time
and money trying to improve their
diet and exercise programs, but a
good pillow is also essential to long-term good health.
Down pillows provide wonderful, luxurious comfort and automatically
put your body in a healthy sleeping posture. Poor-quality or worn-out pillows
can twist your spine and create neck tension.
What are down and feathers?
Down and feathers are nature’s fluffiest and lightest sleeping materials.
A down puff is a small three-dimensional cluster of many filaments that
expand to trap air. When used in comforters, down allows air to circulate
around you, leaving you to sleep more comfortably and soundly. When used
in pillows, down provides soft adjustable comfort that conforms to your
changing sleep positions.
Feathers are naturally fluffy and have a resilient quill structure. This springlike quality provides resilience and support in pillows and feather beds.
What about allergies?
Most sleepers who experience allergy symptoms are actually reacting to
poorly cleaned down. If down is properly and thoroughly cleaned, the dust,
dirt and allergens are removed, eliminating the cause of allergy symptoms and
other problems. What remains are the lighter-than-air down puffs.
Is down too hot?
Down maintains a comfort level in a wide range of temperatures, thus
providing year-round comfort. A