Are you new to weighted blankets? Not sure which queen-size weighted blanket to buy? I will explain how to choose the perfect weighted blanket for you. Weighted blankets are just as they sound. They’re heavier than regular blankets. Choosing between a heavy blanket with different weights can sound confusing when you’re shopping for one. But don’t worry, I will explain.
What Are Weighted Blankets?
Weighted blankets are heavy blankets with pouches sewn inside. They usually fill the pouches with some form of weighted material. Materials can range from plastic pellets to glass beads. Sometimes you can find weighted blankets with sand in the pouches too. But those blankets are harder to find.
You can find many weighted blankets on Amazon or in brick and mortar stores. Gravity blankets, Baloo weighted blankets, and YnM weighted blankets are a few of the many brands out there. Ranging from weighted accessories for kids to weighted throw blankets. Each blanket serves a unique purpose for different people because we all have different needs.
The reason for the weight is to apply, what we call, Deep Touch Pressure on the body. The weight causes your body to feel more pressure than a common comforter would. In the behavioral health world, they know this practice as a therapy called deep pressure therapy.
What Is Deep Pressure Therapy?
Deep Pressure Therapy is a form of behavioral therapy. It’s used by practitioners and occupational therapists. Also referred to as Deep Pressure Stimulation. It mimics the feeling of receiving hugs from the pressure. Hugs give you an overall sense of well-being and acceptance.
Have you ever woken up under a thick or heavy comforter on a chilly day and felt comfortable? In fact, it’s so comfortable, you don’t want to get out of bed. It’s ok, hit that snooze button! This is exactly how a weighted blanket makes you feel every time you use it.
How Do I Know If Weighted Blankets Are Right For Me?
If you like to sleep, then a weighted blanket is right for you. If you like to sleep, then a weighted blanket is right for you. There are many benefits to using a weighted comforter, but making sure you choose the right one is most important.
Our blankets use Deep Touch Pressure to help you feel calm and relaxed. The weighted blanket allows you to use this therapy in the comfort of your own home. The pressure you feel on your body gives you an overall sense of wellbeing and calm.
Our queen size weighted blankets are the perfect addition to any queen-size beds. There are a few things to consider when choosing between our premium weighted blankets. We’re all different, so finding the perfect weighted blanket for you is important.
Everyone has different sleeping preferences, but we have one thing in common. We want to fall fast asleep when we lay down. This is why when choosing the right weighted blanket, size and weight are key. Just like choosing the best bed pillows for you, choosing the right blanket needs the same attention.
How Do Weighted Blankets Help People?
Lack of sleep is one of the more popular uses for weighted blankets. Since it gives you a sense of well-being, it’s believed to help increase neurotransmitter production. We know serotonin as the happy hormone and it’s found in our brains.
Insomnia is when you can’t sleep. Sometimes for days and days. When we look at biochemistry, we see serotonin. It converts into melatonin. We associate melatonin with sleep and feeling tired. It activates at sundown, which is why we sleep at night.
But it’s great for many other things. Weighted blankets are used by many people with mental health-related issues. Since depression and anxiety are linked to serotonin, they have shown it to help with both including autism and ADHD.
These health issues seem to respond well to a feeling of comfort and calmness. Therefore, practitioners will sometimes recommend them to patients.
You don’t have to have a health issue to enjoy a weighted blanket. Everyone can use weighted blankets, including children.
Let me ask, do you lay wide awake at night in bed from time to time? Maybe you’re all too familiar with tossing and turning? You’ve tried counting sheep. That just doesn’t work. Then you pick up your phone and hop on social media? This is the worst thing you can do at night, and we’re all guilty of this.
If you love sleeping, weighted blankets can help you no matter who you are. We’re all looking for that deep, restful sleep. You know the one I’m talking about. You wake up, throw your arms up, then you stretch, and make that out loud stretch noise. But it feels glorious! It’s one of my favorite things to do after an exceptional night’s sleep. There’s nothing better than waking up, knowing you slept deep enough. Your internal battery is charged and you’re ready to take on the day!
What Dimensions Are Your Queen-Size Weighted Blankets?
Our queen-size weighted blankets are 60” x 80” (152.4cm x 203.2cm). They fit most any queen-size beds. The idea is to make sure the weighted blanket is covering your body completely. We recommend measuring your bed to make sure it’s the correct size before purchasing.
Is The Queen-Size Weighted Blanket Right For My Bed?
Make sure that the length and width of your bed are correct first. Then decide on a fabric and weight that best suits your needs. In the queen-size, we have cotton blankets in different colors. The cotton is available in Blanca white, grey, black, navy blue, and light aqua.
The organic cotton weighted blanket and plush duvet cover are a great cooling weighted blanket combo. This combination can keep you warm and feeling cool during the season changes. Once you have decided on a color and fabric, you can pick a weight for your blanket. The extra weight makes the difference in sleep quality.
How Heavy Should My Queen-Size Weighted Blanket Be?
If you’re not familiar with weight blankets, it’s common to not be sure of the correct weight.. Once you find the right size blanket and fabric, the rest is easy. Blanket weight is important and can make a vast difference in how you experience the benefits.
A general rule of thumb is to choose a weighted blanket around 10% of your body weight. For example, if you weighed 100 lbs (45.3 kg), then you would choose a 10lb queen-size weighted blanket. If you weigh 200 lbs (90.7kg), then you would choose a 20lb queen-size weighted blanket.
If your weighted blanket is too light, then you won’t feel the benefits. If your weighted blanket is too heavy, then you’ll feel smothered. You want just enough weight to feel the heaviness of the blanket, but not enough to make you uncomfortable.
Do Weighted Blanket’s Come In Different Sizes?
Yes, they come in a variety of sizes. We have weighted blankets for kids, teens, and adults weighted blankets. If you’re not sure you can refer to thesize guide.
What Weighted-Blanket Fabric Is Right For Me?
Some weighted blanket fabrics will keep you cooler and others will keep you warm. Minky weighted blankets are more suitable for people who are easily cold. But they’re also great for those snowy winters. Cotton is somewhere in the middle. Cotton is always a safe choice if you’re unsure.
If you get hot easily, you can use our organic cotton weighted blanket and plush duvet cover. It will leave you feeling cooler throughout the night. The plush duvet is a removable cover and can be used based on your needs.
Also, our blankets are machine washable and easy to maintain after use.
What Other Weighted Accessories Are Available?
We have an assortment of accessories. Everything from weighted sleeping masks, travel weighted blankets, weighted wrist rest, lap pads, and even weighted pet pals for the kids!
If you’re interested in checking out our collection of goodies, you can find them in the menu above.
Choosing the perfect weighted blanket is based on you. We’re all unique sleepers and we require different weighted blankets. There are many factors to keep in mind when choosing your perfect weighted blanket;
If you prefer a cooling weighted blanket or something that keeps you warm
Choosing the right fabric that best fits you
The size of your bed
The correct weight to make sure you experience the power of a weighted blanket