Weighted blankets have taken the internet by storm and have become a quite popular choice when it comes to different types of blankets. With many people singing the praises of their new weighted blanket they just got, it's sometimes hard to get a truthful answer out of people who are just so in love with their new best friend! So we have decided to take a look at some of your burning questions about weighted blankets and have a go at answering them! Don't forget that if you have any questions you'd like answered and you can't find an answer here, simply email us or give us a call and one of our lovely support team will be able to assist you! Alright, let's get into it!
What is a weighted blanket?
To explain this in simpler terms, a weighted blanket is a blanket that is heavier than your typical blanket and can come in a variety of different weights. Designed to improve your sleep, this blanket will apply gentle pressure on top of you as you rest. Because of the shape of the blanket, it will evenly distribute the weight of your blanket over your entire body to ensure you get the best rest possible. This type of blanket is obviously quite different to other types of blankets. A weighted blanket will have multiple layers and will most likely also have a removable cover so that you can wash it easy!
Because of this, you will have to make sure you pay attention to the specific care instructions in order to know how to best wash the blanket. For example you may want to check if your blanket is machine washable. Many people find that sleeping with weight on them is quite calming and we think so too.
What is inside a weighted blanket?
Weighted blankets are usually made with multiple different layers, designed to keep you warm, but also to allow even weight distribution over your entire body. Typically, weighted blankets have micro glass beads that are heavy, and once you put a large amount of these beads within the blanket, it becomes quite weighted. Because these beads are glass, it means you can get blankets rated for different temperatures. We have summer weighted blankets and winter weighted blankets for you to choose from. Staying cool while trying to keep weight on you while you sleep can be quite a hard task.
Our summer weighted blankets are cool to the touch and are good at regulating temperature through summer whilst also having weight on you. These cooling weighted blankets are also made out of breathable fabrics so your body heat can escape throughout the night. This way, you still have the weight on you and prevent night sweats.
Are weighted blankets good?
We would suggest that weighted blankets are good for some people, and not so good for others. For example, if you really don't like sleeping with much else on your bed other than your sheets, you probably won't find much benefit in a weighted blanket. But if you are someone who loves snuggling up in bed or on the couch and wants just a little bit more weight, a weighted blanket might be just the thing you are looking for! Some people also claim they have received health benefits from having a weighted blanket such as lowered levels of stress and their weighted blanket can help manage things such as restless leg syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
While we don't have any formal research to show you here, you can find many stories online of people who have found great comfort with their weighted blanket.
What are weighted blankets used for?
The primary reason why someone would choose a weighted blanket over a different type of blanket is simply that they would like to have some pressure applied to their body while they rest. If you aren't looking for this, maybe try a different type of blanket! Another reason why someone might choose a weighted blanket is that they want something to keep them warm. Weighted blankets can be quite useful in winter as they will keep you nice and warm. That is all depending on the type of weighted blanket you choose mind you.
Are weighted blankets hot?
Not all weighted blankets are made equal! Some weighted blankets are designed to keep you warm and to trap heat in whilst also providing a level of pressure on your body, whereas other weighted blankets are made out of specific breathable materials so they allow your body to breathe while still keeping weight on your body. The choice is yours as to what kind of weighted blanket you choose, but there are options for those of us who would love to have some extra weight on top of us while we sleep or watch television, but find ourselves getting hot quite easily.
And that's it! Those are our answers to some of your burning questions about weighted blankets! If you have any questions or would like us to answer more, feel free to reach out to us via email or give us a call!