You wake up in the middle of the night, shivering because the comforter, under which you fell asleep like a baby, is now found on the other side of the bed. The culprit is none other than your partner, twisted like a spring roll in the blanket. You boil a bit on the inside and try to pull the winter comforter free as best you can, desperately trying to retrieve a corner for yourself.
If you live as a couple and sleep together, this topic should speak to you. And yes, it is hard to get a good night’s sleep when the other person keeps stealing your cozy extra warmth comforter. There is nothing more unpleasant, especially in the dead of winter. Just don’t let it get out of hand!
In this situation, there are two types that normally clash: those who curl up in the comforter all night and sleep in a cocoon, and those who enjoy more freedom through the night by alternately using and then tossing the duvet. Unfortunately, the former often confiscate the (temporarily) unused covers, leaving the latter to chatter their teeth.
We offer you three practical options to deal with the nighttime duvet thief.
- The Cover Clamps make it impossible to monopolize the covers
Quilt clamps attach the blanket or comforter to the side of the bed with particularly powerful clips. You will finally be able to spend the night warm. The problem with the cover clamps is that they are almost too good. It is difficult to get rid of the covers in the middle of the night, since they are attached to the bed. Think twice if you like freedom during the night or sometimes sleeping with an arm or leg outside the comforter. If you do try the cover clamps, it is better to have an XXL comforter in order to leave enough slack for both sleepers.
- The separate comforter option
Many couples opt for two separated duvets: they do not share their pillows and choose to not share a comforter. Usually in this case the two side by side comforters will come in twin, twin XL or queen size depending on the size of the shared bed. Not only does it avoid conflict in the night and dark circles under the eyes upon waking, it also allows each to have a comforter that truly meets their needs (all season comforter; lightweight, medium or heavy weight comforter; light, medium or extra warmth comforter). The cozy, the chilly, those who are always too hot … with each having their own comforter, everyone will sleep better.
- An extra-large comforter (or blanket)
The oversized comforter can be a good solution to reduce the fight for the covers. These can be as large as 112” x 100” up to 120″ x 120″, they come in multiple sizes including oversize king and oversize queen. Based on the success of the super colossal comforter, DOWNLITE also introduced a super colossal blanket in super queen (110″ x 110″) or super king size options (120″ x 110″).
It is important to take into account that the overhang on each side of the bed should be 8-10” to prevent cold air from entering under the comforter. The size of the sleepers and their nocturnal movements must also be taken into account so that everyone can enjoy the warmth of the duvet.
If you have questions about choosing your bedding, feel free to reach out to the Downlite team and one of their friendly customer service representatives will assist you.