6 down alternative comforters for the sleepy girls who just love being in bed

Move over 5am club, sleeping in is it

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If you're a self-confessed lazy girl like me, then you'll know how hard getting out of bed is in the morning (or afternoon). You'll also know the euphoria that comes from cocooning yourself in your duvet at the end of the long-ass day. If you're a member of the 5 am club, maybe you should reconsider? I can only assume your bed is far from comfy, sorry! Either way, it sounds like an amazing duvet insert is what your sleepy self so desperately needs. 

Enter: the down alternative comforter. Arguably the snuggliest of duvet types out there, there's no other cover I'd recommend getting under. Filled with synthetic fibers and covered in breathable cottons (usually) you're guaranteed cloud-like comfort. Who wants to be poked with feathers in the middle of the night, anyway? 

As long as you don't mind having to snooze your alarm — probably more than once — take a peek at these six down alternative comforters. Next up: a new mattress

6 alternative-down comforters I love 

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How we chose these down alternative duvets 

Just like we did when choosing memory foam pillows, we researched, read reviews, and compared synthetic-filled options against the comfiness of natural comforters. For those we have tested, we've made sure to balance sleep quality and price, so you can find the best value duvet for your budget. The Coop Home comforter on this list has been tested, for example, and sits in our best duvet inserts guide for its great value. If you want to know more about what this involves (and yes, it's more than just resting our heads), then you can get the low down in our how we test guide. 

What is a down alternative comforter?

Down alternative includes all synthetic materials found in bedding that resemble qualities similar to feather and down-filled versions. Popular for their price, they tend to be cheaper than natural-filled comforters without losing the luxe look or feel. Polyester materials are typically hypoallergenic, thermo-regulating, and super easy to care for, too. This means they're perfect for those with allergies or sweaty sleepers who need to wash their bedding more regularly.

Louise Oliphant
Ecommerce Editor

Louise is the Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, specialising in sleep content so you can wind-down well. With prior PR experience working for a luxury bedding brand, Louise knows the importance of getting a great night’s sleep. Joining the other side of the desk as a full-time journo, Louise brings her bedding expertise to writing sleep buying guides, reviews, and news for Real Homes. Aside from helping readers get essential shut eye, Louise also writes shopping content for homeware items that’ll add a decorative edge to your space. With an eye for design that won’t snooze on style, but a budget that won’t quite stretch, Louise loves nothing more than a modern designer dupe. From coloured glassware to contemporary storage, anything to upgrade the bare space of her rented East London flat. 

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