Apr 22, 2021
A Buyer's Guide: How to Choose a Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets can help you improve sleep quality and reduce anxiety in a safe, healthy and natural way. But if you’ve started the hunt for the perfect one, you may feel a tad bit overwhelmed. There are so many choices on the market with different materials, sizes, styles and applications. So which one is right for you? In this guide, we’ll help you choose the perfect weighted blanket to help you enhance your self-care strategy and boost your quality of life.
Choose Your Weight: Find the Right Weight Selection for Your Needs — Weighted blankets are, well… weighted. Finding the right weight is an important factor in ensuring that you get the best results. A blanket that’s too heavy could be uncomfortable and even unsafe, while one that’s too light could be ineffective. Check out our detailed sizing guide for more information on which weight to choose.
Choose Your Material: Find a Fabric That Works for You — Equally as important as weight, material impacts the way a blanket looks, feels and regulates temperature. For example, a cotton weighted blanket will help keep you cool and comfortable because it’s soft and breathable. If you’re all about warmth and coziness, go for a micro-plush option like our best-selling Gravity Blanket that brings that premium, soft feel and seals in warmth.
Choose Your Style: Think About Where (and How) You Want to Use It — There are a few main styles of weighted blankets, including travel blankets, weighted throws and weighted comforters. To determine which style is best, think about where you plan to use yours. If you have flight anxiety or want a convenient way to take your blanket with you on the go, consider a travel-friendly style. If you think you’ll mostly use your blanket while watching TV and movies or reading on the sofa at home, a weighted throw blanket may be the better choice. Those who prefer to snuggle up with their Gravity Blanket in bed will want to choose a style that fits the size of the bed.
Choose Your Size: Finding the Right Dimensions — Where you want to use your weighted blanket will also help you zero-in on a specific size. For example, if you plan to use yours as a bed cover or comforter, you can order it in the size of your bed. On the other hand, you will want to choose a smaller option for cuddling up on the sofa or recliner. A larger option may be your best bet if you like to relax on the sofa with your partner or kids. Here are the sizes we offer at Gravity Blankets:
- Single: 72” x 48”
- Queen/King: 90" x 90”
- Throw: 55” x 48”
- Kids: 66” x 42”
Special Features: Elements to Make It All You — Last but not least, you may want your weighted blanket to come equipped with a few bells and whistles to help make your relaxation experience just a little bit more enjoyable. For example, you might prefer an easily removable cover to help make cleaning a breeze. If you’re a hot sleeper or live in a warm climate, you might want to try a weighted blanket with cooling technology to help keep you cool, calm and comfy as you relax.
Still Not Sure? We Can Help
If you’re still not sure which weighted blanket is best for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your inquiries. As the maker of the world’s most popular weighted blanket, we’re well-equipped to help pair you with the perfect option for your specific scenario and needs.
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