You could get a nice light-weight down duvet (1 - 2 pound)
- and keep it inside duvet covers - best made of very very tightly woven cotton in your climate - 800+ thread count.
About Dust Mites
Dust Mites love bedding, mattresses, quilts and pillows. If you don't regularly clean your bedding, you can rest assured that at night you share your bed with millions of these allergy inducing insects.
What is a Dust Mite?
Doesn't it give you the shivers, just to look at this horrible creature and think, millions of those things crawl around your bed when you are fast asleep. The good news is that Dust Mites do not bite or sting but they do harbour strong allergens in their bodies as well as in their secretions, excreta and shed skins. Constant contact with these allergens can trigger respiratory and dermatological complaints. Not nice. So, make sure you send your quilt and pillows to the Quilt and Pillow Factory for rejuvenation and cleaning regularly. Our process uses natural Eucalyptus Oils to kill the Mites.
Where do Dust Mites like to live?
The answer is: in your bed!!! This little nasty comes under the easy to remember name of Dermatophagoides Pteronyssinus, so it's easier to remember them as Dust Mites. The bad news is that there are more than one type, dusty environments harbour other species of predatory mites. Dust Mites like to live in areas that have high humidity and are warm. Dust Mites are also associated with allergies.
What do we do about Dust Mites?
The simple answer to that is, kill them. Stone dead. We use natural cleaning ingedients to do the job, like eucalyptus oil. We clean and sanitise your pillows and quilts and add more down or feathers if needed. Most quilts and pillows need regular cleaning, not Dry Cleaning.
I think your climate sounds similar to mine, so I'm listening carefully. PLUS you're an allergy suffer. We are on the same page!
OK, you'd recommend cotton, or wool, then? Any "down sides" to either of those you're aware of?
what's a doona?
I occasionally let the bedding dry in the sun too (hanging wash outside thread ) that kills all germs and the sun acts as natural bleaching agent as wel l)
In Germany, my Mom uses all goose feather beds, it's fine for their climate...
...Stay cozy on the coolest of evenings. Offering warmth and durability, this down-alternative comforter is filled with hypoallergenic MaxiLoft fiber that lofts beautifully. The ringstitch design helps to lock the fill in place and create a fluffy look on the bed, while the 230TC cotton tick is breathable and long-lasting. From Sealy Posturepedic.
hypoallergenic MaxiLoft fiber
Quote:what's a doona?
Aren't they faux shortbread cookies?
In Australia, a duvet or down quilt is often called a "Doona", which is a genericized trademark (registered to the Tontine Group) which is derived from the equivalent common Scandinavian term dyne and popularized by the retailer IKEA in the 1970s. Originally the term continental quilt was the standard name used across Australia.
Oh, you have a cat? Might I suggest Kevlar?
you have a cat... keep your door closed. (well, I don't but lady Diane does)