An onlinechoices guide to buying bedding for your home

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We all want to get a good night's sleep, so having the right bedding will help you feel comfortable and relaxed. The weight of the duvet, the support your pillow gives you and your duvet covers fabric all make a difference, so find out more about our range of bedding.

Bed linen

We stock a range of bed linen to fit the following bed sizes:
Single:        W  90 x 190cm (3'0" x 6'3")
Double:      W135 x 190cm (4'6" x 6'3")
King size:   W150 x 200cm (5'0" x 6'6")

We have a selection of co-ordinating duvet covers, pillow covers, flat and fitted sheets and valances made from 100% cotton, 100% Egyptian cotton, or easy care 50% poly/cotton fabrics in either plain dyes or pattern designs. Plus, we have finishing accessories such as bedspreads and cushions to complete the look.

Mattress and pillow protection

Mattress and pillow protectors not only provide extra comfort, they will extend the life of your bedding by providing protection from wear and tear. We stock a range of practical poly/cotton, or antibacterial mattress and pillow protectors - these have been treated with a chemical barrier that protects from dust mites.

Mattress toppers provide an added cosy extra layer along with extra support and comfort.

Duvets

A duvet's warmth is measured in togs and you'll want a different duvet depending on the time of year:

    * Lightweight / summer - 4.5 tog
    * Autumn/Winter - 10.5 and 13.5 tog

ebuyworldwide stocks a range of 'all season' duvets that combine two duvets that can be used separately or together for winter use.

Filings are either natural or synthetic. Natural fillings are made from duck down or the superior goose down, or a combination of both. The benefit of natural fillings is that they allow your skin to breathe.

Natural
Down is the soft, fluffy plumage. Each down cluster contains thousands of filaments that intertwine with each other, forming air pockets that provide natural insulation to keep cold out and warmth in. In terms of quality, goose down has bigger clusters and retains more air, and so more warmth.

Synthetic
Synthetic fillings offer a more practical duvet. Unlike natural duvets that should be professionally cleaned, synthetic can be washed in a domestic washing machine - handy if they need to be regularly cleaned.

Technology nowadays means that synthetic duvets are better than ever. They give just as much warmth as feather filled duvets. Fillings will normally be made from polyester, or with polyester microfiber as used in our Finest Just Like Down range. Microfiber is a specially light and fine polyester fiber that's air-blown into the duvet casing for good tog and softness. It's designed to emulate the characteristics and feel of down. They are generally a little more expensive than those made of other types of polyester but the feel of the duvet is extra soft and especially cosy.

Finally, synthetic fillings are a good alternative to people who are allergic to feathers. And some are treated with antimicrobial and antibacterial chemicals to minimize allergic reactions to dust mites.

Pillows

As with duvet fillings, pillows are either made with synthetic or natural fillings. But whichever you choose, it's important to get the right firmness and support for your head.

We have a wide choice of pillows. Top of the range are the Finest goose feather and down pillows and the Just Like Down pillows that compliment our duvets. In our standard range we have a hollowfibre standard pillow and for those with allergies, our Fresh Feel antibacterial pillows prevent dust mites, bacteria and fungal growth.

Plump up pillows regularly to maximise their support. Synthetic pillows however can be washed which is practical for everyday use.
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