As the weather starts to heat up, it’s important to have the right duvet to see you through the summer months. Changing your duvet to a lighter tog rating can mean the difference between uncomfortably tossing and turning all night and sleeping through and waking fully rested having slept like a baby.

When it comes to tog ratings, anything under 7.5 is generally considered to be suitable for the warmer nights, however, a tog between 3 and 4.5 tends to be favoured in the height of summer.

When considering changing your duvet for the summer, there are other factors to consider out with choosing the correct tog, such as the material the duvet is made from, especially if you suffer from allergies. And let’s not forget your budget, especially as duvets have a massive price range.

We have put together a list to help you make your decision.

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1. Ikea KÄLLKRASSE  Duvet, 4 TOG

The soft cotton sateen cover on this light and airy 4 tog duvet is box-stitched to allow air to easily circulate to help with a comfortable night’s sleep but will keep you warm enough for when the weather is slightly cooler. The duvet itself consists of 90 per cent duck down and 10 per cent duck feathers.

Available in single, double or king, the duvet is machine washable at a recommended temperature of 60°C, a temperature that kills dust mites.  So, you can be sure that your duvet is always at its freshest.

Buy now from £60

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2. M&S Supremely Washable 4.5 Tog Duvet

The silky outer cover on this light and fluffy duvet is so extremely well made, you could have it on your bed without having to use a duvet cover.

This non allergenic duvet can be washed and dried in the same day as it features a special quick dry composition and the special coating on the fibres means that your duvet will stay silky soft wash after wash.

Available in single, double, king and super king.

Buy now from £22.50

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3. Julian Charles Soft Touch 4.5 Tog Summer Duvet

This summer duvet’s outer cover is made from soft microfibre for comfort snugness and is filled with hollow fibre to give it bounce and keep it lovely and full. The pockets are specially designed to keep the filling in place for even distribution throughout.

This duvet is a bargain at just £14 for the single, grab while it’s on offer with not only 65% off but there’s an extra 20% at checkout.

Available in single, double, king and super king.

Buy now from £14.00  (Save up to 65%)

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4. The White Company Luxury Hungarian Goose Down Duvet 4.5 Tog

Our most expensive pick on the list but the Hungarian Goose Down Duvet by The White Company really does feel like a little bit of luxury.

Filled with 80% luxuriously soft goose down and 20% plump goose feather and encased in a luxurious 329-thread-count cotton percale, you’ll feel like you are sleeping under a fluffy cloud.

The button holes and cufflinks mean that you can build your own tog rating by joining two separate duvets together for the cold months.

Available in single, double, king and super king.

Buy now from £125.00

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5. Feather & Black Anti-Allergy Duvet 4.5

Another pick for those who suffer from allergies, especially at night. The Anti-Allergy Duvet from Feather & Black is made from senifil polyester fibres and has been approved by the certification body Allergy Standards as asthma and allergy friendly.

You can sleep soundly through the night knowing that your bedding won’t be irritating your allergies

Available in single, double, king and super king.

Buy now from £45

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6. Soak & Sleep Luxury Pure Silk 4.5 Tog Duvet

If you’re looking for some serious luxury indulgence at bedtime, then this duvet is the one for you.  You don’t get much more luxurious than 100% Tussah silk.

The dense but light duvet is perfect for those warm, sticky summer evenings when it’s too hot, but you still want the comfort of a duvet over you. This will keep you cool and fresh as you sleep.

Available in single, double, king and super king.

Buy now from £50.63 (Save 25%)

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7. Dunelm Fogarty 4.5 Tog Duvet

Our budget pick of the list is this Fogarty duvet available from Dunelm. Guaranteed to not break the bank and starting at just £10 for a single. Perfect if you are looking to invest in a lighter duvet to see you through the warm spring and hot summer months but don’t want to break the bank.  The hollowfibre filling make it another good choice for those suffering from allergies.

Available in single, double, king and super king.

Buy now from £10

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8. Urbanara Beuron Summer 4.5 Tog Duvet

Another one of our picks at the higher end of the price scale, the Beuron Summer Duvet is made up of a blended mix of 90% new duck down & 10% new feathers, making it light and breathable. The 100% French batiste cotton shell has been designed to let the air in but to keep dust mites out.

The Beuron Duvet comes in a dust bag which is perfect for storing when you are back into the winter months.

Available in single and double.

Buy now from £119

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Prices correct as of 10/04/2019