There are plenty of reasons why you might be looking to share a weighted blanket with your partner: it saves both of you money, polishes up the look of your bedroom, makes cuddle time easier — the list goes on and on. But take a quick peek at any weighted blanket company’s FAQ page and you’re bound to notice a familiar phrase: intended for individual use only.
So, what exactly does this mean for you and your partner? Does it still make sense to invest in a single, high-quality weighted blanket? Or should you bite the bullet and just get one for each of you? Read on for everything you need to know about sharing a weighted blanket, including how to choose a weighted blanket for couples.Sleep Soundly with a Weighted Blanket
Can You Share a Weighted Blanket?
Technically, yes, you can share a weighted blanket. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should. Unlike standard blankets, weighted blankets are based on an individual’s body weight. While preferences vary, most people prefer to use a weighted blanket that weighs approximately 10 percent of their body weight. This amount of weight is thought to be heavy enough to stimulate the pressure points throughout the body and deliver the maximum benefits of the weighted blanket without causing the user discomfort.
Sharing a weighted blanket with another person — and particularly someone who weighs a lot more or a lot less than you — can cause an uneven distribution of the weighted blanket, effectively robbing you both of the blanket’s stress-relieving, sleep-inducing benefits. For this reason, we generally recommend buying separate weighted blankets for you and your partner. (Look on the bright side — you can now hog as much of your weighted blanket as you please!)
How to Choose a Weighted Blanket for Couples
If you really want to sleep under the same weighted blanket as your partner, don’t worry — there are ways to make it work without compromising your sleep quality.
Here are a few tips on how to choose a weighted blanket for couples.
1. Consider Your Weight and Your Partner’s Weight
First things first: Consider the difference in body weight between you and your partner. If you and your partner are similar in weight and size, picking out a weighted blanket should be fairly simple. Couples with similar body weights can either choose to stick to the 10 percent rule of their combined body weight or go slightly heavier since the weight of the blanket will be split evenly between two people.
However, choosing a weighted blanket can be trickier if there is a large difference in you and your partner’s body weights. For example, if you weigh 120 lbs. and your partner weighs 180 lbs., a weighted blanket that is too heavy for you may still feel too light for them. For partners with large weight discrepancies, we strongly recommend going with two separate weighted blankets
2. Choose the Right Size
When shopping for a couple’s weighted blanket, you’ll want to find an option that covers both you and your partner from chin to toe. Luckily, we make this easy for couples by offering our best-selling Gravity Weighted Blanket in Queen/King size. In addition to keeping both of you covered (and relaxed), our Queen/King sized Gravity Weighted Blanket also comes in modern colors that are guaranteed to turn a boring bedroom into a serene escape.Get Your Gravity Weighted Blanket Today
3. Pay Attention to Fabrics
Another thing you’ll want to consider when picking out a weighted blanket for couples is you and your partner’s fabric preferences. For example, if you and your partner sleep hot, you may get a better night’s sleep with a cooling weighted blanket or a weighted blanket with a breathable, cotton duvet. On the flip side, if you both sleep cold, consider opting for a weighted blanket made with flannel or super soft micro-fleece.
4. Don’t Overlook Construction
Lastly, don’t forget to take the construction of the weighted blanket into account. High-quality weighted blankets — like those from Gravity Blankets — are filled with premium glass beads and feature precise gridded stitching to ensure that the beads are uniformly distributed.
Since you’ll be sharing a weighted blanket with your partner, keep in mind that you’ll also need to wash it more often. To make laundry day less strenuous, look for a weighted blanket with a removable cover that you can easily take off and pop in the washing machine.
Get Better Sleep as a Couple with Gravity Blankets
If you and your partner are struggling to get a good night’s rest, a Gravity Weighted Blanket could be the solution to your sleep woes. Mimicking the feeling of being held or hugged, the Gravity weighted blanket provides constant, reassuring pressure to revive key pressure points and help you fall into a deeper, more restorative sleep.
What are you waiting for? Get your Gravity Weighted Blanket today and see what all the fuss is about!