When choosing your bedding, it can be difficult to decide what type of comforter is right for you. Your values, body temperature, and budget all play a role in getting you the best night’s sleep.
Here’s a quick overview to help you see the difference between down bedding and down alternatives.
Down alternative comforters are stuffed with synthetic materials like polyester; and sometimes natural materials like silk, rayon, or cotton.
While they are typically less expensive, down alternatives have several drawbacks when considering them for your bedroom.
Disadvantages of Down Alternatives
• Tends to stick to perspiring skin
• Not as breathable
• Temperature sensitive
• Subject to dye migration
• Can cause skin irritation
• Prone to static & piling
• Fiber stiffens as it ages
Plus, in order to be at the same warmth level of a traditional down comforter, down alternatives must use MORE synthetic filling - making them the heavier of the two options.
Traditional Down comforters are filled with the insulating layer of “fluff” found under the feathers of ducks & geese.
Down comforters are known for their lofty look and superior levels of warmth. A down-filled comforter offers a great deal of warmth with minimal weight, and it is also breathable, a quality that helps it to wick moisture off your body to keep you warmer and more comfortable. Man-made fibers cannot match the natural insulating qualities of down, so traditional down comforters have superior warmth compared to synthetic bedding.
Disadvantages of a Traditional Down Comforter
• Not Hypoallergenic
• More Expensive
That’s where Ogallala Comfort Company bridged the gap by creating a naturally hypoallergenic product…
Ogallala Bedding is filled with a blend of goose down & milkweed fibers. These natural, hollow fibers keep you warm and transfer moisture away from your body while they trap and suppress allergens found in down that cause allergic reactions; making the product naturally hypoallergenic. The Ogallala Blend is so breathable, you may not even have to stick your foot out from under the covers!
Advantages of Ogallala Bedding
• Regulates Body Temperature
• More Breathability than traditional down
• Aids in Protecting & Preserving Monarch Butterfly Habitat
• Renewable /Recyclable / Eco-Friendly
• Hand-Made / Supports Local Small Business
• RDS certified Down
• Naturally Hypoallergenic
• Organic / All Natural/ Chemical & Dye Free
And while Ogallala bedding can be more expensive than down alternatives - it is an investment for your body & health. When you sleep more soundly, you are more productive at work and more pleasant at home!
Experience the Ogallala Difference.