​Do I Need a Pregnancy Pillow?

For many pregnant women, as their bumps continue to grow, it can become difficult to get much-needed rest. Those who may have been stomach or back sleepers before their pregnancy have to adjust their sleeping positions, which is not always easy to do. Side sleeping, specifically left side sleeping, is recommended as the safest option, but that doesn’t necessarily equal the most comfortable op…

​How to Care for Your Pillows

Benjamin Franklin said, “Fatigue is the best pillow,” but we all know our quality pillows are a valuable asset and are essential to a good night’s sleep. Bear in mind, however, that because you are spending an average of seven to eight hours a day using your pillows, they need regular care. Here are a few tips to help you care for your favorite sleeping accessory. Daily Pillow Care First of…

​How to Care for Your Luxury Down Comforter

You have invested in a high quality comforter, and you want to take care of it so that it provides years of comfort and service. First and foremost, your comforter should be covered by a “comforter cover,” i.e. a “duvet cover.” This item is a must-have for your bedding set. We advise that every time you wash and change your duvet cover you shake you comforter outside and air it out for a few minut…

​What Hypoallergenic Really Means for Bedding?

Most of us have heard the word “hypoallergenic” used to describe everything from cosmetics to cats. Although we hear the word all of the time, it seems to have an inconsistent meaning. We often receive questions about our hypoallergenic product offerings at Downlite, so we’re here to help clarify what you can expect from hypoallergenic bedding products.According to the FDA’s website, the…

Which is Better - Duck vs. Goose/Grey vs. White?

DOWNLITE offers down and feather bedding with multiple filling options from duck to goose in white or grey. So, which is the best for bedding?Goose vs. DuckGoose bedding tends to have less natural odor due to the goose diet. Geese are grazers and primarily eat roots, shoots, stems, seeds, and leaves of grass and grain, bulbs, and berries. Ducks are like goats, they eat EVERYTHING. S…

​Choosing the Best Pillow for You

Did you know that pillows only have an average lifespan of about 18 months? Reason being: pillows receive a lot of use (7-8 hours per night adds up quickly!) and can collect all kinds of dirt, sweat, and bacteria during that time. If you pillow is nearing the end of its life we're here to help! It can be incredibly challenging to gauge if a pillow is right for you whether you’re purchasi…