About Our Weighted Blankets
Weighted blankets vary in size, shape, color, and material, depending on what you prefer. They’re usually filled with tiny plastic or glass pellets to give them more weight. Some blankets add just a few extra pounds, making them ideal weighted blankets for kids. Others may have 20 or more pounds added. These blankets are better suited for adults who want a serious hug.
Your Weighted Blanket Options
Research shows that being covered with a weighted blanket creates a physical connection that can have a positive effect on the hormones that regulate our mood and stress level. From Pure Care to Hush to Beautyrest and beyond, we carry many of today’s top brands. We have options for those who suffer from anxiety, as well as sleepers who simply like the feeling of a gentle hug. We even have children’s options. If you want to minimize stress during nap time, Pure Care’s Zensory™️ Kids Weighted Blanket may be the right fit.
One of our most popular options is the Hush 2-in1 Grey Weighted Blanket. This bundle provides two seasonal covers with a weighted blanket insert. The cooling cover, perfect for summertime or hot sleepers, wicks away moisture and regulates temperature with a proprietary blend of bamboo and cotton. The classic cover, made of a blend of soft and cozy materials, is perfect for cooler months or sleepers who need more warmth.
What Else You Should Know About Our Weighted Blankets
A weighted blanket can help calm a restless body, reduce feelings of anxiety, and improve your overall sleep. With different weights and materials to choose from, finding the right weighted blanket for you is easy at City Mattress. We’re always adding new weighted blankets to our selection, so be sure to check back regularly!
Learn More About Weighted Blankets - FAQ
What is a weighted blanket?
A weighted blanket is a blanket filled with heavy pellets that is used to aid sleep and reduce anxiety. These therapeutic blankets weigh between 5 to 30 pounds. The pressure feels like a gentle hug.
How do I clean a weighted blanket?
Wash your weighted blanket on a gentle cycle, in warm or cold water. Never use bleach. Tumble dry on low. You can also air dry your weighted blanket if you prefer.
How do weighted blankets work?
A weighted blanket uses “pressure therapy.” This means they use a calm-inducing amount of pressure on your entire body, similar to the feeling of being hugged, swaddled, stroked, or held.
What size weighted blanket should I choose?
The size of your weighted blanket depends on whether you want to cover the whole bed or only yourself. We offer weighted blankets in twin, queen, and king sizes.
How heavy should my weighted blanket be?
Everyone is different, so it depends on your personal needs. A general rule of thumb is to pick one that's 10 percent of your bodyweight. If you weigh 150 pounds, try a 15-pound blanket. If you are closer to 200 pounds, a 20-pound blanket might be a better fit. Kids’ blankets are lighter, starting around five pounds.
How do I choose the right weighted blanket?
First, choose one that is the right weight for your body. Also, know that weighted blankets should cover your body from the neck down, without a lot left over. For most people, that means getting a twin-size blanket.
Do weighted blankets help with anxiety?
For many sleepers, the answer is yes. Your nervous system controls your breathing, heart rate, sweat, and more. The pressure of a weighted blanket puts your autonomic nervous system into “rest” mode. Therefore, for many sleepers, a weighted blanket reduces some of the main symptoms of anxiety, such as a quickened heart rate or rapid breathing. This can provide an overall sense of calm to anxiety sufferers.
Are weighted blankets safe for kids?
For many children with the right blanket weight, the answer is yes. In fact, a weighted blanket is great for kids who suffer from ADHD or Autism because it applies "pressure therapy."
What are weighted blankets made of?
There are different types of weighted blankets.Some are made from glass beads, while others are made with heavy plastic pellets.