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Making the Bed of Your Dreams: Choosing and Caring for Down & Feather Bedding

You can make the bed of your dreams by knowing how to buy and care for down and feather bedding.

Natural fill bed coverings are light yet warm, trapping the warmth of the body while wicking away moisture. They are an investment that will pay off in sleeping comfort. With proper care, down and feather bedding will last for years. The following information will help you make an informed decision in purchasing and properly caring for your down and feather bedding.

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BUYING TIPS

BEDDING CARE

Given the wide range of down and feather products offered in the marketplace today, consumers should always follow the manufacturer's care instructions provided with the product.

If your comforter or pillow is looking flat – just fluff it up – the down bounces right back into shape. A daily shake will restore the product's fluffiness, or loft, and will help increase its performance. To further enhance your down or feather product, try the following. Down comforters and blankets, as well as down or feather pillows, can be placed in a dryer set on low heat. Put a few tennis balls into the dryer to help fluff up the product while it tumbles around.

STORAGE

When not being used, down or feather comforters, blankets, pillows and featherbeds should be stored in breathable bags. A breathable bag will allow your down or feather product to better retain all the natural attributes that will provide you an exceptional sleep experience for years to come.