Is 13.5 tog too warm?
A warm, comforting duvet plays a significant role in your sleeping experience. Your duvet affects the quality of your sleep and the way your body regulates its temperature at night. On average, humans will spend 26 years of their lifetime sleeping, and 7 years trying to get to sleep. That is a mind-blowing amount of time spent in bed, resting, recharging and repairing the body.
So, it is important that you choose an appropriate duvet, with the correct tog rating, to provide you with a peaceful night’s sleep.
Finding the right tog rating isn’t easy, and people often have to use trial and error to see which duvet provides the most optimal comfort level.
That is why we will discuss the question ‘is 13.5 tog too warm?’ in this article, to help you decide if this is the right tog rating for you.
If you didn’t already know, the tog rating refers to the measure of the thermal insulation of a duvet, which tells you how effectively the duvet keeps you warm. Essentially, the tog rating measures the duvet’s ability to trap warm air. The higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet is. The tog rating scale goes from 1.5 to 16.5.
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Is 13.5 tog too warm?
A 13.5 tog duvet is one of the most popular choices of duvet, due to the excellent warmth and insulation it offers.
As it is on the higher end of the tog rating scale, a 13.5 tog duvet is an ideal duvet to battle the bitterly cold wintery nights. It will do a far better job to keep you toasty and insulated than a duvet measuring between 1.5 to 4.5 tog, which is ideal for the hot, sweltering summer nights.
A 13.5 tog duvet has the advantage of keeping you lovely and warm during the winter, without the risk of causing you to overheat. It is far more lightweight and breathable than a 15 tog duvet, so it will keep you cool, meaning you can sleep comfortably.
If you have a 13.5 tog duvet, but you still feel a little bit chilly at night time, simply place an extra blanket on top, which can be easily removed if you do not need it. This is perfect for elderly people, who may become distressed and agitated with temperature fluctuations.
When it gets to the hot summer months, as we saw in the British heatwave of 2022, then we recommend switching out your 13.5 tog duvet for a smaller tog rating between 1.5 to 4.5.
If you do not want to invest in both kinds of duvets, then why not purchase an All-Seasons duvet measuring between 7.5 and 12.5 togs instead? This type of duvet is the perfect middle ground, with breathable fabric to keep you cool during the summer and warm during the winter.
(Click here to view our collection of All-Seasons Duvets, which are practical and comfortable all year round.)
So, is 13.5 tog too warm? Well, the answer is, a 13.5 tog duvet is a fantastic choice to keep you snug and cosy during the colder months of the year- and that is a lot of months if you live in the UK!
It’s not that we think a 13.5 tog duvet is “too warm”, as plenty of cool sleepers can easily continue using one during the summer without overheating.
Where can I buy a 13.5 tog duvet?
At Bedding Comfort Store, we sell duvets specifically for winter with a 13.5 tog.
Here are our 13.5 tog duvets, which you can view below:
Which tog duvet is best for hot sleepers?
A hot sleeper is someone who struggles to sleep at night because they tend to feel hot and stuffy. It may be difficult for them to cool down while they are in bed because they feel too warm and uncomfortable. They may suffer from hot flushes or night sweats, which can cause long-term sleep disruption. This may occur due to anxiety, menopause, low blood sugar, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), or as a side effect from a medication.
For hot sleepers, their duvet should be lightweight, breathable and airy. Their bedding items should have moisture-wicking properties, to allow moisture to escape easily and keep the body cool.
For all year round, we would recommend a duvet measuring between 4.5 and 10.5 (or lower during the boiling hot summer nights).
We would also advise hot sleepers to opt for natural fabrics such as 100% cotton, which are cooling, hypoallergenic and machine washable.
For example, our Virgin Egyptian Cotton All Seasons Duvet in 7.5 Tog is a lovely choice if you are a hot sleeper. Lofty and super-breathable, this duvet is lightweight and offers great air circulation for those of us who struggle to stay cool at night time. Available in single, double, king and super king sizes, this duvet will provide a blissful night’s sleep, without breaking the bank.
Another great option for hot sleepers is one of our Summer Duvets, which are designed to insulate you comfortably during warm, muggy nights. These duvets are soft on the skin and will allow your body heat to escape, which will help you stay cool all night, from the moment your head hits the pillow.
What tog should a winter duvet be?
Remember that the higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet is. Ideally, a winter duvet should be between 10.5 togs and 15 togs. In fact, a winter duvet with a score of 13.5 to 15 togs will stay warm for at least 30 minutes after you get out of bed.
A 15 tog duvet is a great option if you are someone who gets really cold at night time and therefore needs maximum insulation during sleep. This tog rating is perfect for trapping warm air, to keep you toasty warm and snuggly during those bitingly cold snow days, as we have witnessed in the winter of 2022.
However, a 15 tog duvet may not be suitable if you tend to become hot and stuffy easily. You should invest in a lower tog rating duvet (of around 10.5 togs) to keep you warm at night time, without inducing sweatiness and discomfort.
Here at Bedding Comfort Store, we are proud to stock a wide range of Winter Duvets- all you have to do is choose which one sounds most appealing.
Where can I buy luxury duvets?
If you are looking for more premium style duvets, then look for a duvet in our Hotel Collection Duvets or Luxury Cotton Duvets. We offer these at affordable prices, without compromising on the elegance and excellent quality that they bring.
The duvets in these collections offer a luxurious feel, to help you sleep like a baby in the most comfortable of conditions. If they are good enough for hotels, bed and breakfast places, then they are certainly good enough for you.
We treat our duvets with anti-allergy and anti-mite treatments, to keep those nasty allergens at bay and stop you from coughing and sneezing when you are tucked in underneath the covers.
What is the best duvet tog for a child?
It is important to note that babies under 12 months of age shouldn’t use a duvet, as this could put them at risk of suffocation.
As your children grow older, you may have to upgrade their bedding so that they are comfortable throughout all seasons. Look for the following key criteria in each duvet:
- Machine washable duvets will be ideal, as your child’s bed will be prone to accidents and spillages.
- A hypoallergenic duvet is a wonderful option for children, to prevent dust mites, bacteria and mould from entering their systems and help relieve them of sniffles and allergies.
- A soft, lightweight duvet, so that your child doesn’t overheat.
Children who are 3 years old or over should have a duvet with a tog rating of 4.5 or less. Young kids need a light duvet because they cannot regulate their body temperature.
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We hope you now have the answer to the question ‘is 13.5 tog too warm?’
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