Bianca De Leon -  September, 25 2020

How To Choose A Weighted Blanket 

How To Choose A Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets are one of the most recent developments in sleep technology. These blankets are heavier than normal blankets and are designed to stimulate deep touch therapy. This is effective in inducing relaxation, lowering stress levels, keeping you warm, and overall, helps you attain a better night's sleep.

Weighted blankets are investment pieces. They're not exactly cheap which is why you should take a look over a few considerations to make sure you're getting the best one for you. Here's an informative guide on how to choose a weighted blanket that actually caters to your needs. 

Pick The Correct Weight

Weighted blankets come in different weights and sizes. That's because they recognize that different bodies have different needs. The most effective weighted blanket shouldn't exceed ten percent of your total body weight. For example, if you weigh two hundred pounds, go for a 20-pound weighted blanket. Dr. Hart's weighted blankets come in three different weights: 15, 20, and 25 pounds. These cater to different body sizes. These are perfect for adults. For kids, start with five-pound weighted blankets so that they won’t have a hard time kicking it off when they need to. If you're in-between weights, go for the heavier ones.  

Choose The Cover 

Weighted blankets come with removable covers. These covers protect the actual blanket from dust, dirt, and stains. These also dictate your comfort levels as you use the blanket during the night.

If you live in a tropical area or your body tends to overheat while you sleep, go for the organic cotton duvet cover or something similar. This fabric has a soothing effect on the skin which makes it feel cool especially on warmer nights. This also breaks the misconception that weighted blankets are only for keeping yourself warm. The cover makes all the difference in your body temperature levels.

If you live in a cold area and you wish to keep yourself warm, go fo the microplush cover. This effectively traps yoour body heat in to keep you warm and toasty on cold nights. The plush fabric is also soothing against the skin. 

Dr.Hart's Weighted Blanket

Dr.Hart's Weighted Blanket

Choose The Filling

Most weighted blankets either use glass beads or plastic pellets as blanket filling. Glass beads often feel like sand and are heavier than plastic pellets. Since they’re smaller in size, the blankets end up being less bulky despite being the same weight. It’s perfect if you want something more compact and portable.

Dr. Hart’s weighted blankets are filled with patented quartz microspheres. These are tiny glass beads that perfectly follow the contours of the body so that all areas will be pressurized to induce relaxation.

Other weighted blankets are made of plastic beads which are lighter and bulkier in comparison. These are cheaper but often not as effective in providing that soothing, cushioning feel. For extra warmth, purchase a blanket with a polyester fiberfill.  

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