About Weighted Blankets
If anxiety, insomnia, or stress impacts your sleep, a weighted blanket is the perfect night time companion to help you achieve the deep sleep you're longing for. 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 make them heavier. Some blankets have just a few extra pounds on them, making them an ideal weighted blanket for kids. Others may have 20 or more pounds added, which are better suited for adults who want a serious hug.
Your Options with Weighted Blankets
Research shows that being covered with a weighted blanket creates a type of physical connection that has an abundance of positive effects on the hormones that regulate our nervous system, affecting both 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 looking for a weighted blanket to ease anxiety or simply sleepers who like the feeling of a gentle hug. We even have children’s options. If you’re wanting to minimizing stress during nap time, Pure Care’s Zensory™️ Kids Weighted Blanket may be the right fit. Whatever you’re looking for, our extensive online inventory is sure to have it.
One of our most popular options is the Hush 2-in1 Grey Weighted Blanket. This bundle provides two seasonal covers for your weighted blanket. The cooling cover, perfect for summertime or year-round for hot sleepers, wicks away moisture and keeps sleepers cool 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 tend to be chilly.
What Else You Should Know About Weighted Blankets
A weighted blanket can help calm a restless body, reduce feelings of anxiety, and improve your overall sleep. We’re always adding new weighted blankets to our selection, so be sure to check back regularly!
Learn More About Weighted Blankets
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 to wash and dry a weighted blanket?
You will want to wash it on gentle in warm or cold water. Do not bleach it. 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 of weighted blanket should I get?
The right size and weight of a weighted blanket depend on the person's needs. The general wisdom is to pick one that's 10 percent of your bodyweight. So if you weigh 150 pounds, you'd get a 15-pound blanket. If you are closer to 200 pounds, a 20-pound blanket is a good fit, and so on. Kids blankets are lighter, starting around 5 pounds.
How heavy should a weighted blanket be?
It depends on how heavy you are. You will want to pick one that's 10 percent of your bodyweight. If you weigh 150 pounds, you'd get a 15-pound blanket.
How to choose a weighted blanket?
First, make sure to 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?
Yes! Your nervous system controls your breathing, heart rate, sweat, and more. Based on what’s going on around you, your autonomic nervous system prepares your body for stress or rest. The pressure of weighted blankets puts your autonomic nervous system into “rest” mode. A weighted blanket reduces some of the main symptoms, such as a quickened heart rate or breathing. This can provide an overall sense of calm to Anxiety sufferers.
Are weighted blankets safe for kids?
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 and others with heavy plastic pellets.