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Choosing the Perfect Quilt: Understanding the relationship between the K&W BMI matrix and Warmth

November 25, 2022 2 min read

Alpaca doonas and quilts in bedding store

What is the Kelly & Windsor Alpaca quilt BMI Matrix?

Before you buy a new quilt, we would advise you to carefully consider what type of quilt will suit you to maximize your sleeping comfort. Your new quilt should last years and if well selected, should give you value, enjoyment and sleeping comfort from your first night's sleep.

So how do you know which quilt suits you?

It's not simply a matter of price (cheap vs. expensive) or the weight of the quilt (a warm winter quilt will be too hot in tropical climates) or being confused by the nonsensical retail sales jargon e.g. "this is a 5 blanket warmth quilt"

Relying on an inexperienced sales staff member's advice is not a good idea either. Do they really know the difference between various quilt filling options? How does each quilt style suit you? Or worse still, are they just trying to sell you whatever quilt they have in stock? Does this really happen? Yes, it sure does, Be careful, its your health and sleeping comfort that is at stake here.

Based on our research and experience, Kelly & Windsor has developed a unique warmth guide for consumers to assist you to correctly selecting which Kelly & Windsor alpaca quilt collections which will best suit your particular sleeping requirements.

What is the Body Mass Index?

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a globally recognized measure of the relationship between a person's height and weight, resulting in a numerical score which is used to assess a person's actual weight against four broad categories i.e. underweight, average weight, overweight or obese weight.

Your BMI is an indexed measure of your body fat (the ratio of your height to your weight), which is very relevant to your need for warmth and in regard's your particular sleeping environment.

A low BMI index result for a consumer, infers that they need a warmer quilt compared to a person with a high BMI i.e. a relative higher amount of body fat who generally needs a cooler doona or quilt.

Kelly & Windsor have developed a simple and useful BMI matrix and related it to a person's sleeping environment to assist you to select the correct alpaca bed quilt or doona. 

To view our BMI quilt selection matrix, to help you choose right alpaca quilt that suits you, please click here

Before you buy a new quilt, here is a tip, don't buy a cheap low quality quilt or doona that just won't perofrm and last. Price is long forgotten after you experience what true sleeping comfort is all about.

As you browse through web sites looking for a new quilt doona, maybe you are getting to the point of asking "does it really matter what quilt I buy? Arent they all the same?"

Yes it does matter and no they are not all the same.

It's a big decision and very important to your health and vitality that you make the right choice. After all, you are probably going to spend close to a year sleeping under it in the next five years.

That's a lot of time, so buy the right quilt that really suits you.

 

 


 

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