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As temperatures continue to drop, we start to think of ways to bundle up and stay warm. And there is nothing better than wrapping yourself in the covers of your bed.

While there is an abundance of options to choose from, here are some tips to knowing the difference in types of fabric. 

Wool is a great insulator. The natural fiber is not only breathable but has the ability to wick sweat and moisture away from the body. Wool is also fire-resistant.

Synthetic fleece is a popular choice because of its soft, plush feel. The polyester blend also can wick moisture and is more lightweight than wool. The only downside is synthetic fleece is prone to static electricity and can pill, so look for brands that don't shed. 

Cotton is great for almost every season, especially if it's 100-percent cotton. Because it is a natural fiber, it's breathable, hypoallergenic and soft for those with sensitive skin. And don't forget to look for quality; a higher thread count, which makes for a better cover. 

Duvets offer comfort and versatility. They come in a wide range of fill options that include down, synthetic down, polyester, wool and silk. Just pick your preference. The benefits to a duvet are the ability to change the cover to wash or suit your style. 

Down comforters are similar to a duvet in that they also can be versatile with colors and patterns. The filling, however, is a soft, fine feather that can hold heat efficiently. Stitching and quilting keep the feathers in place, and it is breathable and machine washable.

This article originally ran on newspressnow.com.

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