Did you know that we spend around one third of our lives alseep? But not everybody sleeps the same way and some of us only dream in black and white. Find out more surprising facts about our sleep and how our sleep compares to our fellow mammals.
July 04, 2023
March 31, 2023
Rick and his partner are motorhome enthusiasts and, now that they are retired, travel regularly in their motorhome all over the UK and mainland Europe. However, they are finding the mattress of the bed in the motorhome is too thin and hard, and this is affecting the quality of their sleep. Rick contacted us to see if we could make a bespoke wool mattress topper to fit the bed and add a layer of comfort.
February 24, 2023
Michelle contacted us because she has a memory foam mattress but is finding that this makes her very hot during the warmer months and this is disrupting her sleep. Memory foam is synthetic so can trap heat around your body, and this is what is making Michelle feel hot. She was thinking of saving up for a new mattress, made with natural fibres, but then she read about the temperature regulating properties of wool toppers.
February 21, 2023
Our guide to choosing the perfect duvet tog ratings with wool:
A tog rating is a measure of thermal insulation. Originally created for the clothing market, all duvets come with their own scale of warmth level called a ‘tog rating’. This specifies warmth, not thickness.
With duvets, the higher the duvet tog rating, the warmer the duvet. Conversely, the lower the tog rating, the cooler the duvet. Most duvets have a fixed tog rating which reflects their insulation factor, and means that they are generally not able to temperature regulate, i.e. they are unable release heat if you need to cool down.
September 14, 2022
This is the next in our series of 'Sleep Stories' and is about our customer, Jim, who called us about a common problem with finding the right pillow. Here's how we helped.
August 05, 2022
We mentioned in a previous blog that we would be sharing some of the Sleep Stories from our customers, as it may help you to find the solution to your own Sleep Story.
July 05, 2022
Everybody has their own Sleep Story - and we speak to customers every day about theirs. At Devon Duvets we want our customers to achieve a better quality of sleep, and this is why we put so much love and care into individually handcrafting our award-winning duvets, toppers and pillows, here in our Devon workshops.
May 25, 2022
Although we are all individuals, each of us with our own life journey, talents and quirks, we all have one very important thing in common. We all need our sleep. Sleep is critical for our wellbeing – physically, mentally and emotionally and is as vital to us now as it was thousands of years ago.
May 03, 2022
As the lyrics in Bob Dylan’s song states “Times, they are a changing” and throughout time, our sleep patterns have also changed. Historical research shows that there is a huge amount of evidence that people in Western societies used to sleep in two phases (biphasic); known as ‘first sleep’ and ‘second sleep’.
November 12, 2019
We’ve been voted as having the best duvets by various national publications and that’s fantastic…but it’s what our customers say that means so much to us. We put our heart and soul into handcrafting our certified 100% British wool and vegan-friendly Botanic duvets, plus our pillows and mattress toppers, at our Devon workshops. So, it gives us a real buzz when we hear from our satisfied customers that the hard work was so worthwhile.