October 05, 2019 4 min read


Do not accept another sleepless night without trying a Weighted Blanket. These innovative blankets are getting rave reviews worldwide for helping restless sleepers of all ages achieve fulfilling sleep. You probably know someone praising the benefits of being caressed by their new weighted blanket.


In this blog you will discover:

  • What a Weighted Blanket is
  • Who should use a Weighted Blanket
  • Answers to the most common questions about Weighted Blankets
  • How to choose a Weighted Blanket
  • What to expect after you start using a Weighted Blanket

Weighted Blankets have become one of the most talked-about sleep products. You may discover that a weighted blanket might help you create a healthier sleep routine as well as provide a deeper sleep with less disruption.


First things first. What is a Weighted Blanket?

Yes, it is true, as the name suggests, a Weighted Blanket is a heavier blanket than your average duvet.

Essentially, the Weighted Blanket is a therapeutic blanket designed to help people relax and achieve better sleep quality. It is also said to help reduce pain and assist with creating calmness.

Uniquely designed with weighted beads evenly spread between layers of premium cotton, quality Weighted Blankets make users feel 'hugged.' This close ‘hugging’ feeling is what makes this blanket so comfortable and helpful.


Who should use a weighted blanket?

Historically, Weighted Blankets have been used for many years to assist children and adults on the autism spectrum. Now, the benefits of the Weighted Blankets have been found to help just about anyone who is struggling to find shut-eye when they need it most.

These are some common questions about the Weighted Blanket:

Do adults use Weighted Blankets?

Yes, so many of them. In the past, Weighted Blankets were commonly used to help children with sensory difficulties sleep more peacefully. Now, adults love weighted blankets. They are comfortable and have helped many achieve better sleep!


Will a Weighted Blanket help me sleep for longer?

When you select the right blanket at the right weight, your body may feel naturally relaxed and gently caressed for longer sleep.


Is a Weighted Blanket too hot?

The best Weighted Blankets are breathable so you can feel cozy without overheating.


What weight should I get?

The general guide is to ensure your Weighted Blanket weighs close to 5-10% of your body weight.


How should you choose your Weighted Blanket?

The Weighted Blanket is all-natural with proven benefits for many sleep-related conditions. If you have tried other remedies without any luck, don’t give up on better, healthier sleep until you have tested a Weighted Blanket.

When choosing the right Weighted Blanket, there are a few things you should consider such as your body weight, your body temperature, the type of fabric you prefer and how long you plan on using the Weighted Blanket.

To help you make the best choice, up next, you will find a quick guide to help you decide.


What to look out for when choosing a Weighted Blanket

Weighted Blankets come in different varieties and should be purchased to suit the weight of your body for the best results.

Your weighted blanket should weigh 5-10% of your body weight. This will ensure the applied pressure is just right. If you choose a blanket that is too heavy, this can have adverse effects on your muscles. If the blanket is too light, you may not feel the benefits at all.

There are a variety of Weighted Blankets on the market - here’s what to look out for:


Type of weight used

Different brands use varying types of materials to create pressure within the blanket. You will come across blankets with glass beads, poly pellets, non-toxic steel shot beads, ceramic beads, and more. Blankets designed with ceramic beads are more durable, and they will not leak like glass beads which can break or crack after frequent use.


Stitching

Most Weighted Blankets have loops to keep the blanket flat and fitted within the cover. Weighted Blankets with eight loops are quite standard, but 12 loops are the most ideal, especially for adult-sized blankets. Plus, ensure the blanket has premium stitching so the beads will never move out of place.


Fabric

Like your blanket soft and cozy? The best material for that gentle hug is a 100% cotton and mink combination. You won’t overheat but will feel comfortable all night long.


Cover

For constant freshness and the perfect fit, get yourself a Weighted Blanket that has a cover. Also, keep an eye on for a hypoallergenic stamp. This is important as some fabrics can irritate sensitive sleepers.


Temperature

Weighted Blankets are heavier, but they should not make you sleep hot. Don’t set yourself up to overheat. Look for a weighted blanket designed with 100% twill cotton and mink - the perfect soft, cooling combination for use in all seasons.


Warranty

Please buy a blanket with a warranty! Even more, see if you can trial the Weighted Blanket to know if it’s the right one for you.


What to expect when after you start using your new Weighted Blanket

After you have made your purchase and felt that famous hug, you might have the same experience as many other weighted blanket fans:

  • Fall asleep faster
  • Sleep for longer
  • Achieve a sense of calmness

Have any questions? Feel free to ask us! If you are not too sure if it’s right for you, you can trial the Puffy Weighted Blanket for 101 nights, risk-free.


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