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Weight Matters The Weighted Blanket Weight Guide [2021]

by Jesse Tutt April 25, 2021 6 min read

Weight Matters The Weighted Blanket Weight Guide [2021]

Weighted Blanket Weight and Types

Weighted blankets have been around for centuries, but recently they've become popular again. Why? They are a natural way to relieve anxiety and stress during the day or before bedtime.

With so many options on the market these days, it can be overwhelming when deciding which weighted blanket is right for you! Read on in this article to learn about weight recommendations, types of weights used in weighted blankets, how to determine the proper size weighted blanket based on your height and weight.

Weighted Blanket Benefits

  • Keep your body cool (iced weighted blankets only) and calm
  • Get out of bed feeling refreshed each morning
  • Prevents tossing and turning
  • Helps with insomnia, anxiety, hot flashes; perfect for people who struggle with sleep.
  • Help to reduce stress
  • Hush Weighted Blankets are built with proprietary bamboo and cotton blend
  • Weighted Blankets are proven to lower cortisol levels, up serotonin levels, and make the person using it feel sleepy.
  • Help regulate your body temperature.
  • Keep you calm with the natural pressure of weight on top of you.
  • Reduce cortisol levels and make serotonin levels more active.
  • Make it easier for someone who struggles with insomnia or hot flashes.
  • Help someone who has mild anxiety with their symptoms

How much should a weighted blanket weight for adults?

A weighted blanket should be 15 LB to 35 LBs depending on your weight. The optimal weight is 10% of your body weight. Depending on preference, you may want to add a pound or two. Adding more weight than this can make sleepers feel pinned and cause discomfort.

What weight should I choose for a weighted blanket?

A weighted blanket is recommended to be ideal if the weight is 10% of your body weight. Depending on your preference, an additional 1 or 2 pounds may be beneficial. Weight blanket above this weight might cause discomfort.

How to determine the right size weighted blanket?

Weighted blankets can be a terrific addition to your bedtime routine, but it's important to know how to use one. The most common mistake is using the blanket too tightly and not giving yourself enough space. Remember that you should have about 12 inches of space between your body and the edge of the blanket, so it doesn't feel like you're being smothered by it!

Can you use a weighted blanket with sleep apnea?

If you have sleep apnea, it's not a clever idea to use one weighted blanket on top of your pillow. This can cause the airways to get blocked and make breathing more difficult while sleeping.

How long is a weighted blanket supposed to last?

It really depends how often you wash them! If they are washed every week or two with cold water and hung to dry, then they should last about 18-24 months before showing signs of wear/tear. They may also be safely machine washed in warm water if necessary (just don't put heavy clothes like jeans in the washer at the same time).

Are weighted blankets safe during pregnancy?

You might be pregnant and feel like you're being watched. You may have an overly sensitive sense of smell or taste. Your body's temperature regulation is more difficult than usual, and your hormones are making everything worse. One of the things that most people don't know is that there are some safety concerns when using a weighted blanket during pregnancy; specifically, if it's too heavy you could overheat which can lead to fetal overheating as well as maternal hyperthermia (a condition in which the mother's core body temperature exceeds 104 degrees Fahrenheit).

What size weighted blanket for 6-year-old?

For your six-year-old? The answer is not so easy!

The first step in buying the best weight blanket for your child is figuring out their height and weight. Add another two feet on both sides to make sure the blanket will cover them. For the weight, you should stick to 8-10% of their weight. If they are 80 lbs, then an 8 lb weighted blanket or less is best.

What weighted blankets are for sale in Canada?

A weighted blanket, also known as a gravity blanket, has the ability to provide deep pressure touch stimulation that calms and soothes.  When choosing a weighted blanket, review and select a standard, iced or kids weighted blanket.

How heavy for a weighted blanket?

A weighted blanket is recommended to be ideal if the weight is 10% of your body weight. Depending on your preference, an additional 1 or 2 pounds may be beneficial. Weight blanket above this weight might cause discomfort.

 What weighted blanket weights are available?

·        5 LB Children

·        15 LB TWIN

·        20 LB TWIN

·        20 LB QUEEN

·        25 LB QUEEN

·        30 LBS KING

·        35 LBS KING 

What is the best weighted blanket for 30 lb child?

For a 30 lb child over 2 years old, the best weight is likely the 5 lb Kids or Children’s Weighted Blanket.

Hush weighted blanket washing instructions | What is a washable weighted blanket in Canada?

You can wash all Hush weighted blanket covers with a soft detergent. Do not use bleach or fabric softener. Use a cold wash and be sure to wash your blanket cover by itself for optimal care.

Hush weighted blankets have a breathable cover which is comfortable and soft. To keep it looking good, you can wash both the covers. This is super convenient as not all weighted blankets are machine washable and can be washed at home.

Cooling weighted blanket Canada

Have you ever tried a weighted blanket? It is like the most comfortable thing in the world. You put it on your body and it hugs you, making you feel calm and secure. We offer a variety of different blankets that are all designed to be unique for every person's needs. One of the best cooling weighted blankets is the Hush Iced Weighted Blanket.

What is a weighted blanket?

Weighted blankets are a new trend in the sleep industry and they have been gaining popularity over the past few years. They are designed to help people with sensory processing disorder, anxiety, stress or insomnia by applying deep pressure touch stimulation. The purpose of using this type of blanket is to provide calming comfort and pressure on the body which can be used for anyone who would like an extra weight while they sleep.

How to use your weighted blanket

Weighted blankets are typically used to give a feeling of comfort and security. They have been shown to help people who suffer from anxiety and stress, as well as those with sensory processing disorder. However, not everyone is aware of how to use their weighted blanket properly.

Weighted blanket weight recommendations

Have you ever experienced the comfort of a weighted blanket? They are typically used by people with sensory processing disorders or those who struggle to calm themselves down. I have always been intrigued by these blankets, but never knew how much they weighed until recently. The weight recommendations for these blankets range from 10-30 pounds depending on your height and weight. It is important to find the right weight for yourself in order to get maximum benefits from this product!

Recommended Weighted Blanket Weight for Adults

10% to 20% of the person's body weight (or 15 pounds)

How long does a weighted blanket take to ship?

•            Weighted Blankets ship out in 1-4 weeks

 

How to Wash a weighted blanket from Walmart?

It is recommended that your machine wash your weighted blankets about every other time it's used. You can tumble dry the blanket on low temperature or air dry for best results. If the instructions say to put in the dryer, use LOW heat with NO DRYER DETERGENT to avoid damaging the fabric fibers! How often should I change my weighted blanket? That varies depending on how much you weigh and how often you sleep with it. A good rule of thumb is every six months if not used more than twice per week.

Weight Recommendations

A weighted blanket should weigh somewhere between 11-15 pounds. This is based on the individual's size and weight, so it may vary depending on how big or small you are. You'll want to be careful not to make the blanket too heavy as this can lead to neck or back pain if moved incorrectly while sleeping. If your doctor approves of using a weighted blanket for treatment, they will provide specific guidance about what weight would work best for you. This weight recommendation also applies for adults that need help regulating their body temperature or calming down after an episode of panic attacks.

Can a 1- or 2-year-old use a weighted blanket?

Weighted blankets are not recommended for children under the age of 2 years old. So, when we refer to toddlers in this article, we are referring to children ages 2-3 years old. Keeping this in mind, be sure to use a safe weight.

Jesse Tutt
Jesse Tutt

Jesse is an accomplished IT leader (18 years), international speaker, and entrepreneur (4 years). He developed the software which runs the Mattress Mattress group of companies, founded one of the largest virtual tour providers in Alberta, and is the CEO of Gotta Sleep, maker of Canada's Best Mattresses. He has been featured on Global TV, Shaw TV, Breakfast TV, the Edmonton Journal, Fortune, Red Deer Advocate, Metro Magazine, St. Albert Gazette, Maclean's Magazine, and NAIT Techlife Magazine and has broad expertise in analytics (Tableau), machine learning, robotic process automation, data warehousing, IT measurement, IT showback, strategic planning, financial management, project management, and process improvement. He is happily married, has a beautiful baby girl, and is the proud owner of a Lagotto Romagnolo named Otto.



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