Everyone has to deal with it sometimes. Poor sleep or difficulty falling asleep. You're tossing and turning in bed while the alarm goes off early again. We all know that good sleep is important! Rested, you are more productive, less forgetful and in a better mood.
A good night's sleep largely depends on the right body temperature. Not too cold, but also not too hot that you will feel sweaty or clammy. We are happy to explain to you how a wool duvet can help with this. Sleeping under a wool duvet provides a pleasant sleeping environment. A wool duvet is airy, comfortably warm and breathable. Wool keeps you warm when it's cold and ventilates when it's warm. The wool fiber contains many frizzy hairs. Air is retained between these frizzy hairs as an insulating layer. This air layer provides a temperature-regulating effect and has breathability.
Tip! The ideal bedroom temperature is between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius.
You lose about half a liter of fluid every night. This happens partly through your breath, but also largely through the skin. (perspiration). Wool has the unique property of being able to absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture and release it back into the air. In addition, wool has a natural protective layer (lanolin). This prevents moisture from penetrating the wool fiber. By airing your bed daily, moisture can be released and you can keep your bedding fresh for longer.
Tip! Ventilation is important, open your bedroom for at least half an hour every day.
Wool is used to fill our duvets; wool is naturally very frizzy. The frizzy character, together with the wool fat, creates a resilient layer of wool that has an insulating effect. This way you stay pleasantly warm and dry in cold weather. In warmer weather, the wool actually regulates moisture and ventilates. The natural fat in sheep's wool is called lanolin. The positive property of this wool grease is that it makes the wool dirt-repellent. Therefore, in terms of maintenance, it is sufficient to air a wool blanket outside. The wool fat helps the wool fiber remain flexible. Other positive properties of the wool grease are an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effect. Scientists have not yet been able to recreate a fiber that has the positive properties of wool. Wool is nature's high-tech fiber.
Wool duvet advantages and disadvantages
Wool works...temperature regulating; it keeps you warm when it's cold and ventilates when it's hot. Wool is an excellent insulator.
Wool works...moisture regulating; it simply absorbs moisture and lets it evaporate back into the air.
Wool works...self-cleaning; Dirt and bacteria resistant thanks to the natural protective layer (lanolin).
Wool works...fire retardant; Due to its high moisture content and high ignition temperature, wool is a relatively safe material, making a wool duvet a good investment. The insulation value of wool hardly deteriorates. A wool duvet is strong and has a long lifespan.
Actually, we can only think of advantages for a wool duvet. The only "disadvantage" we can mention is that a wool duvet cannot be washed. Dry cleaning at a dry cleaner is of course possible. But regularly airing a duvet is best in terms of maintenance; By airing the wool will frizz again and get rid of moisture.
Tip! We recommend that you open the duvet instead of immediately making the bed.
What about the ticking, what are the differences?
Texelana has 3 different types of ticking; cotton, percale cotton and cotton satin.
- Cotton is a natural product and comes from the cotton plant. The fibers are spun into threads and used to make air-permeable textiles. Cotton has great properties: it breathes and is moisture-absorbing.
- Satin and Percal say nothing about the material, but about the way of weaving. Percale cotton is 100% natural cotton. It is woven with a higher thread count. This makes the fabric feel softer and more flexible. The fabric also remains beautiful for longer due to the higher weave density.
- Cotton satin is 100% natural cotton; However, it feels softer and smoother than regular or percale cotton, due to the special 'satin weave'. The cotton is woven much closer together and therefore more threads are used. More threads per square inch means higher quality and smoother fabric. The satin weave also makes the fabric slightly shiny.
Look at your own situation and ask yourself the following questions!
You have now delved into the material, but how do you make the right choice?
To get an idea of your situation and needs, you can ask yourself some questions, for example;
- How warm is it on average in my bedroom?
- Do I live in a well-insulated house? Or do I live in a less well-insulated house, meaning the temperature can drop below 10 degrees at night?
- Does my bedroom have a constant temperature?
- Am I a hot sleeper or a cold sleeper? By this we mean that there are differences: some people are always cold, others quickly overheat. In both cases, wool is the right choice because wool regulates temperature. People who generally get cold easily can opt for a warm version, while people who sleep hot should choose a loose and airy duvet.
- In which season do I want to use a duvet?
- A duvet lasts a long time, will your sleeping environment change in the near future, for example by moving to a well-insulated home? Or perhaps a less insulated older detached home? Then take that into account.
The choice for a particular duvet is often personal, for example, one person may find it too warm, while another may often feel cold. In addition, you must of course take the seasons and the temperature in your bedroom into account. That is why duvets are divided into warmth classes. The heat class indicates the warmth and thickness of the duvet and can help you make your choice.
Tip! Do you and your partner have different duvet needs? Then you could opt for 2 single duvets.
There are four heat classes: 1, 2, 3 and 4.
- Class 1 is the thickest and warmest duvet.
- Class 2 is warm and is most commonly used in winter. Our wool-filled 4-season duvets and the Excellent winter duvet fall into these classes.
- Class 3 is medium warm and best suited for the spring and autumn months. The Excellent spring and autumn duvet falls into this warmth class.
- Class 4 is the thinnest, least warm and most suitable as a summer duvet. The Excellent summer duvet falls into this warmth class.
A 4-season duvet is the most complete duvet. You can create exactly the ideal heat with this. The duvet consists of a summer part and a spring and autumn part, these 2 duvets together provide a wonderfully warm winter duvet.
- Less well insulated house / bedroom; very warm in the summer and quite cold in your bedroom in the winter.
- The bedroom does not have a constant temperature, cools down quickly at night.
- You always get warm quickly or you are cold.
4 season duvet Texelana Standard has a cover of 100% cotton
4 season duvet Texelana Excellent has a cover of 100% percale cotton
4-season duvet Texelana Exquisite* has a cover of 100% cotton satin.
*The summer part of the Exquisite has a filling of 70% wild silk and 30% wool. This makes the summer part lighter than a summer duvet made of 100% wool. We recommend this duvet if you want to sleep under something in the summer, but don't want to have too much weight on you.
Enjoy a good night's sleep all year round! A spring and autumn duvet can be combined with a summer duvet. Class 2, 3 and 4 in one duvet. View duvet
Tip! In a well-insulated house, a spring and autumn duvet is often sufficient. However, we can imagine that you still need a separate summer duvet or an extra warm winter duvet. In this case we recommend a 4-season duvet because it is cheaper to purchase than two separate duvets.
A single variant consists of 1 duvet. You can choose from a winter duvet, a spring and autumn duvet and a summer duvet.
- The winter duvet falls in warmth class 2; suitable for the cold winter months. And for the real chilly among us.
- The spring and autumn duvet falls into class 3; suitable if you have a well-insulated house and your bedroom has a fairly constant temperature.
- The summer duvet falls into class 4; suitable for the warm summer months. And if you get hot very quickly in your bed.
All our Excellent variants have a percale cotton cover.
Texelana Excellent duvets. An excellent choice if a separate winter, spring and autumn or summer duvet is sufficient.
> Texelana Excellent - single summer duvet
> Texelana Excellent - single winter duvet
> Texelana Excellent - single duvet spring/autumn
Tip! The duvet should be about 40 to 60 cm wider than your bed.
Wonderfully warm and soft. A wool underblanket for extra warmth and comfort. Equipped with practical cover elastics. View woolen underblanket .
The Texelana sheep's wool underblanket is the ideal addition to your sleeping situation. The filling of pure new wool and the top layer of woolborg give the underblanket a royal thickness. The airy, soft wool in the underblanket provides more sleeping comfort. Our sheep's wool underblanket is characterized by its unique filling: 100% pure new wool from the De Texelaar sheep breed (500 gr./m2). The top layer is made of Wolborg, which is 100% pure new wool knitted into tricot, also 500 gr./m2. This wool is naturally very frizzy and this provides a resilient layer with an insulating effect. This keeps you comfortably warm and dry in cold weather and the wool has a moisture-regulating effect on warmer days.
Texelana Standard pillow, filled with sheep's wool.
A Texelana pillow shapes itself exactly to your head and neck, thanks to the filling of soft, ventilating wool balls. This pillow regulates moisture, thanks to the sheep's wool filling.
Useful; You can order bags of wool balls and refill the pillow according to your needs. For optimal performance of the product, we recommend that you air and shake the cushion regularly. The wool balls are easy to pull apart; this allows the wool to retain its airy and resilient structure.
Pillow filled with sheep's wool. The cover is made of 100% cotton, with zipper. Filled with soft sheep's wool balls. View pillow .
Since Texelana has no production capacity on Texel, all our wool duvets and wool underblankets are made elsewhere in the Netherlands. All our products are available in various sizes and thicknesses. With the different products you create the ideal combination that suits your sleeping needs. Sleeping on and under wool contributes to a wonderful night's sleep!
View all our wool-filled duvets and be inspired!