A down feather bed has been popular for many years because of the comfort and durability of this particular type of bedding. In fact, these beds have been around for hundreds of years before synthetic materials were used to construct the types of mattresses that are used today. Even though many contemporary mattresses are now used as the base or foundation of good sleep accessories, many people still choose to add down bedding to their conventional mattress.
A feather bed is quite different than a traditional mattress, in that it is not as thick, nor does it provide the conventional springiness and body support that is common among mattresses that are made out of memory foam, cotton, latex, synthetic fabrics or combinations of these materials. It is often used to lay on top of a good mattress, particularly if the existing mattress is not a pillow top mattress.
While there are some disadvantages to these beds, such as the tendency to compress after much use and the fact that they probably will need professional cleaning, the advantages outweigh these concerns for many people. Here are some of the best reasons to use a this type of goose down bedding.
First, a feather bed can add some loft to your mattress, much like a pillow top bed. In fact, if you have a pillow top mattress, you probably won’t need this type of bedding. Adding a feather bed actually turns your mattress into a pillow top mattress.
Second, you can easily clean this bedding, whereas with a pillow top mattress, you cannot just take it off and have it cleaned. Down feather beds can actually be washed at home, but are generally too thick to get into a typical residential washing machine. So, it’s best to either have it commercially cleaned or use an industrial size machine to wash it. You can also easily have it dry cleaned when needed. With proper maintenance, a good quality feather bed can last for many years.
Third, this type of bedding accessory adds exceptional comfort to any bed, for both luxury and for addressing some health needs. The material has the ability to regulate and distribute body heat throughout the night, and can keep you warm and dry. It also provides a very soft, cushiony surface on which to sleep that is particularly useful for those who suffer from body aches and pains associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia or other illnesses.
Additional Shopping Tip
One tip to remember when choosing the right feather bed, is to be sure to select high quality goose down fill that is covered in a high thread count Egyptian cotton cover. This will ensure even more comfort and durability throughout many years of better sleep.