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PILLOWS
 

A “down” pillow that has feathers inside to give it body will, because of the small stems, be a heavier pillow than a synthetic one.   However, since a pillow rests only under you, it actually makes little difference (unless you’re also having a pillow fight).
 

A synthetic pillow is more bouncy than a down. Down is hydrophilic, which means that it absorbs and then expels sweat, so that on a hot day you’re much less likely to wake up perspiring. Down is also non-flammable.
 

COMFORTERS

Downs are hydrophilic, which means that they absorb & expel body moisture, allowing for perspiration-free sleep and for their being compatible with seasonal changes.
 

A down comforter is much lighter and softer than a synthetic one of equal warmth. Down is static free and non-flammable. When cared for properly, Down is said to last longer than synthetic. Synthetic is less costly than Down. Synthetic is easier to store, since it won’t absorb possible closet moisture or odors, as  Down.A synthetic comforter has more body than a Down one of equal warmth.
 

Synthetics can be 100% hypoallergenic . Down, even when free of dust and mites (as ours certainly are!), cannot claim to be 100% hypoallergenic , since some allergic people (although very few) are still sensitive to the very makeup of Down.
 

U.S SIZES AND ISRAELI SIZES?
 

The standard U.S size comforter for an individual is a twin measuring 68” X 80”, in Israel it’s called a ‘single’, measuring 60” X 80”.(In Europe it’s  54” X 80” !).The next size up in Israel measures 88” X 80”.