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How Can A Dohar Help Improve Your Sleep This Winter?

Dohars hanging on a washing line

A Dohar is all you need to add to your bedding to improve your sleep.

Winter is here, and that means the cold weather has also arrived. There’s nothing worse than your fingers and toes feeling the chill, especially when you’re at home in the evening at the end of a hard day of work.

At this time of year, everyone wants to feel cosy and comfortable, especially at bedtime, so what should you do if you find you’re shivering in bed at the end of the day? Shades of Cool London have the answer to all your problems.

A traditional cotton Dohar from our impressive range could be the solution that you’ve been looking for. This traditional Indian cotton bedding is the perfect addition to your bed, adding an extra layer of warmth and cosiness that’s sure to keep you feeling snug as a bug all winter long.

To read more about Dohars click here.

bundles of block printed quilts

Why Is A Cotton Dohar So Good For Winter?

Indian Dohars are cotton quilts that were originally designed for use by the Maharajahs in the summer and in the winter. Made from three layers of organic breathable cotton, these quilts trap your body heat inside, keeping you feeling warm and cosy and regulating your temperature effectively even on the coldest nights of the year. As cotton Dohars are designed for layering, they’re the perfect top sheet.

Saving You Money And Time

Another great advantage of a Dohar during the winter is that it eliminates the need to use heavy duvets and blankets on your bed. Laundering duvets can be difficult, especially if you only have a small washing machine, and with the cost of energy constantly on the rise, it can prove to be quite expensive too.

If you switch to a Dohar, using it as a top sheet on your bed, you can save on your laundry. As they can be easily machine washed at 30 degrees, they can be cleaned effectively on a short wash, and then dried rapidly on your washing line to bring freshness into your bedroom. For convenience, they can also be tumbled dried on a gentle heat.

Regulate Your Temperature

One of the most problematic issues that many women and men face in bed at any time of year, but especially during the winter, is overheating due to a difficulty in regulating their body temperature. Women going through menopause often struggle to get comfortable at night because of night sweats and hot flashes.

Read more about the menopause and sleep quality here.

When they use a duvet, they end up having to take it off because they’re too warm, then pull it back on again as the cold of the winter night sets in. That leads to broken sleep, poor quality rest, and tiredness the next day. Dohars are the best bedding for night sweats as they’re naturally absorbent and moisture wicking.

The Benefits Of A Dohar

Not only are Dohars the best bedding for hot sleepers and hot flashes, but they also offer a host of other benefits too. They feel soft to the touch, and as they’re naturally hypoallergenic they’re safe on even highly sensitive skin making them perfect for anyone who suffers from allergies.

Even better, Dohars are extremely easy to care for, improving your comfort while you’re in bed, and ensuring you get the best possible sleep even on the chilliest nights. Handcrafted by artisans, Dohars are made with Azo free dyes for your safety and well-being and are a beautiful addition to your room. You can also use them all year round – they don’t just keep you warm in winter, but feeling cooler during the summer too.

Take a look at our beautiful Dohars here.

Blockprinted quilts on the sofa

Layering With Dohars and Quilts 

Layering is definitely the best way of keeping warm. If you’ve ever been skiing, you’ll know just how important it is to have several layers, as the warm air becomes trapped between each one, making you extra toasty.

Dohars are a fantastic choice for your bedroom, but you can also add a block printed quilt that matches your chosen Dohar for a coordinated layered look. It’s a great way to create a stylish and elegant look in your space.

Check out our block printed quilt collection here.


Blockprinted cotton quilt on chair by log burner


Even better, our block printed quilts are highly multi-functional. Not only can it add a lovely extra layer to your bedding, but you can also use them as throws for your sofa so you can wrap up warm while you sip a mug of hot chocolate and watch your favourite programmes on the television.

Bring a touch of Indian-inspired elegance to your home with our Dohars and matching block printed quilts and enjoy complete cosiness and comfort this winter season. Matching pillow shams are also available ,

Check out our Pillow sham collection here.

Pillow shams in a row on a bench




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