8 weeks ago we visited the Lykke family to learn about their sleep quality and provide them with duvets and pillows to increase it. Now, 2 months into our experiment, our sleep expert pays another visit to the Lykke family to learn how they sleep with their new duvets and pillows. Has a well-considered choice improved their sleep - and how about their waking hours?
"I am so happy with my new duvet! I sleep really well with it," a happy Louise quickly replies.
Louise used to wake up 10-12 times during the night, but with her new duvet and pillow, she sleeps all night through and only wakes up if one of her daughters calls her.
“The duvet is very pleasant and you can really feel how it folds around you. It is lovely, and I don't feel cold anymore.”
When our sleep expert asks Louise if her sleep has improved, she answers immediately: “Yes, I sleep really well now! I'm so happy with my new duvet and pillow.” Louise feels well-rested and more energized when she wakes up: “I sleep much better than I used to.”
The toddler duvet was the right choice
Louise and Karsten’s 8-year-old daughter, Thit, is quite the lark and wakes up very early. "Now it is beginning to dawn on her that sleeping is wonderful. We even have to wake her up in the morning," Louise says with a smile. "We used to struggle to get her to sleep all through the night, but now she only comes if she has a nightmare." Louise and Karsten can’t say if it is solely thanks to the new duvet, but the duvet and the pillow have definitely helped create the frames for a good night’s sleep.
"I love sleeping on top of my new duvet", 2-year-old Uma exclaims. She doesn’t sleep under the toddler duvet, but tucks herself into it and creates a small “hideaway”. The duvet is so breathable that Uma does not wake up at night anymore.
You can use a summer duvet all year round
Karsten had a slightly different experience with his new duvet. "A new duvet is always a joy – and this duvet is light and lovely," he says. The pillow really suits him, but his body took some time to adjust to the duvet. It turns out that the duvet is too warm for Karsten, and that he should actually go on sleeping with a cooler summer duvet for a while. The right season to start using a winter duvet differs from person to person, and in Karsten’s case, November was a bit too soon. Karsten has been equipped with a cooler duvet and sleeps really well with it.
Increased focus on the best duvet and pillow
“We prioritize our sleep to a much higher degree now than we did before. If we hadn’t received so much information at the JYSK store before the purchase, we would still settle for a night with broken sleep,” the Lykke family says. With a twinkle in her eye, Louise goes on: “I just went on a holiday with my friend, and I actually considered bringing my own pillow. I've never done that before.”
We leave the happy and well-sleeping Lykke family for now. Next time we meet them, we are going to focus on how to sleep well all year round.
A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP STARTS WITH A PILLOW
A pillow that provides the correct support is a key factor in getting the best night's sleep possible. At JYSK, we offer a wide selection of affordable and quality pillows with natural fillings, including down and feather pillows, as well as bed pillows with varying densities of synthetic fibre filling. Have you considered the benefits of a memory foam pillow – or even alternative fillings such as buckwheat or cool silk?
You may blame your bed or mattress for a bad sleep or sore neck, but it could very well be a wrong pillow. Our collection allows you to choose the right amount of fill for you - first you should address your sleeping position and this will help you to identify what type of pillow you should use. You can find help in our sleep test. Consider first whether you sleep on your back, front or side and what type of filling you favour as well as if you like a high or low head position. Then come along to JYSK and try them out!
CHOOSING THE RIGHT DUVET
You’d expect a Scandinavian store to know a thing or two about keeping warm – and JYSK is no exception! At JYSK we take sleeping seriously and want to ensure that you have the sleeping essentials that are right for you. Start by picking your duvet, comforter or quilt.
If you’re looking for the perfect duvet, you’ve definitely come to the right place. In Denmark, duvets are serious business, often choosing different types of duvet to suit the season. This dedication to comfort is reflected in the duvet selection we have in-store and online. Our range covers all sizes, fillings, tog ratings and price points. You’ll discover sumptuous natural down-filled duvets as well as practical synthetic-fill options, all clearly marked with the tog value. If you’d like an all-seasons solution, why not try our 3-in-1 duvets that can be adapted to suit the weather?
A good night's sleep is essential for your well-being. When you wake up fresh and well rested, you have plenty of strength to face the challenges of the day. One of the things you can do to ensure your night's sleep is to choose the right duvet. Did you know, for example, that your height, changing seasons and the temperature of the duvet are factors that should have a big impact on the choice of your duvet? There are several factors that influence your choice of duvet. Among other things, you must take into account the temperature in your bedroom, whether you prefer a heavy or light duvet, and whether the duvet should be allergy-friendly.
There are many choices to make when you need new duvets. Should it be fibre or natural filling? Should it be a double duvet? How warm should the duvet be? How long should it be? And what does bearing capacity mean? To help you along the way, we have gathered a number of good tips on how to choose the right duvet that meets your needs. Read more in our large duvet guide, or take a trip to your local JYSK and get advice and guidance.
HOW SHOULD I WASH MY DUVET?
The quality of your duvet is crucial to how long it lasts, but also how well you take care of it is a crucial factor. When you wash your duvet, you are helping to extend the shelf life. Down and feathers will eventually collapse slightly, which can impair the insulating ability. You can maintain it by washing your duvet at least once a year.
Read our recommendations for the care and maintenance of duvets and pillows.
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