What weight of weighted blanket should I get?
For the best results, as a guideline, choose a blanket 7-12% of your body weight. ie if you weigh 50lbs, the ideal blanket for you would be approx 5lbs.
5lbs weighted blanket: Ideal weight of child 30lbs-60lbs; Size of blanket: 38"x60"
10lbs weighted blanket: Ideal weight of child 80lbs-110lbs; Size of blanket: 48"x72"
Do not use on young kids under 3 years old or anyone who is unable to move the blanket by themselves. If you are seeing an occupational therapist, seek their recommendation. If you are getting a larger blanket, sometimes you need to add a 2-3lbs extra on.
Weighted blankets should be purchased to fit the size of the BODY and not the BED.
Also the blankets are made so that they will NOT hang over the edges of your bed AT ALL. If they hang over, the weight will slowly pull the blanket off of your bed and instead of getting the rest that you need you will spend your night pulling that blanket up on the bed over and over and over.
How do I keep it clean?
We have ensured they have a removable duvet cover so you can easily unzip the cover for easy washing. The duvet cover can be regularly washed in the machine- cold wash. Do not iron or tumble dry.
The actual duvet itself can also be machine washed on cold wash, though you should not need to wash the actual duvet very often.
Can the weighted blanket be shared between couples at night?
The weighted blanket is designed to aid good sleep. Sharing with a partner tends to disturb sleep due to different body temperatures and sleeping patterns. Also it is rare that body weights are the same. Both people generally require a different weighted blanket.
If you do share a bed and both want one, we have found better sleep results with each getting your own weighted blanket with a weight designed for you. If you both compromise and get one in between, neither of you will get the benefits at all.
What is inside the weighted blanket that makes it heavy?
We opted for glass beads which are finely ground and have the texture of sand. They are smooth and do not make loud noises when you roll over like the plastic pellets in other brands. The glass beads are safe and non-toxic.
Some companies choose plastic poly pellets(High Density Plastic Pellets are manufactured using High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). These pellets are noisy, they have the texture of tiny pebbles which you can feel. This disturbs some people. Also because they are less heavy there is more volume required to achieve the same weight.
Will the glass beading all gather in one corner during the night?
No, we have thought of that -and specifically ensured high quality stitching throughout in small squares throughout the duvet to ensure even distribution of weight across the duvet all night long.
Also we have a loop and tie system in place so you can fix the duvet to the duvet cover to make sure it stays in place and does not bunch up.
Is it a sensory blanket?
Yes very much so. The duvet cover has soft minky fabric which kids adore. It feels so soft to touch and comforting.
Who else benefits from a weighted blanket besides people with autism?
People who benefit from weighted blankets include those with anxiety, depression, insomnia, any developmental disorder and mental illness. Also there is evidence that people with restless legs syndrome, PTSD, dementia and Parkinson's disease are reporting great benefit.
Although the benefits of weighted blankets was first publicised and researched in the mental health communities and the autism communities, they have very much gone mainstream and are widely used by anyone who optimises for a good night sleep like busy executives, highly paid athletes and working parents.
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