What Type Of Weighted Blanket Is The Best For You?

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Find the best weighted blanket to suit your specific needs by reading the guidelines below.

RELATED: What Exactly Are Weighted Blankets (And How Can They Benefit You?)

In this article:

  1. What’s the Best Weighted Blanket to Help You Sleep Better?
  2. How Heavy Should Your Blanket Be?
  3. Features To Look For In Weighted Blanket for Adults

How To Find The Best Weighted Blanket

What’s the Best Weighted Blanket to Help You Sleep Better?

By now, you’re probably excited about the possibilities weighted blankets can offer you. If you go online or to a shop to purchase a weighted

blanket, you’ll quickly see there isn’t a one-size-fits-all option. (Wouldn’t that make it easier ?)

Weighted blankets come in different sizes and weights, and it’s important to know which is the best type for you, in order to maximize the therapeutic benefits.

Finding the right weighted blanket helps people with sensory processing issues, anxiety, ADHD, and chronic stress get a good night’s sleep.

How Heavy Should Your Blanket Be?

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As a general rule of thumb, you want a blanket that weighs 7-10% of your body weight.

Too little weight, and it won’t have much of an effect. Too much weight, and it can be uncomfortable to move or even dangerous. Getting just the right weight will help you experience the benefits of weighted blankets.

RELATED: How To Use Your Weighted Blanket: Therapeutic Versus Everyday Use

Features To Look For In Weighted Blankets for Adults

Once you figure out the weight of your blanket, you can determine which features suit you best, to make sure you get a blanket that will provide great results.

1. Size

You should choose a blanket that extends from your chin to your feet.

The weight of the blanket should be in proportion to the user. Find one that’s between 7-10% of your body weight.

It is best to shop for each person’s unique needs based on weight and comfort, and not on the size of the bed.

2. Fabric Softness

If you have sensory issues, then the softness of your weighted blanket will directly affect its therapeutic function. Choose the best fabric type for your needs:

  • Cotton
  • Polyester
  • Minky

3. Breathability

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Some fabrics “breathe” better than others which helps to keep you cool.

Cotton is fairly breathable, while polyester fabrics are the least breathable and may result in you overheating.

4. Filler Type

Different blankets are weighted down with different products, like micro glass beads and plastic poly pellets.

Know what your sensitivities are (such as sounds and textures) and choose a filler that doesn’t trigger you.

5. Built-in Aromatherapy

Certain scents help calm people down. So choosing a weighted blanket with infused scents like lavender helps to further calm people with anxiety.

Weighted blankets come in all shapes, sizes, and types. The right blanket for you depends on several factors, including the reason you want to use it, whether for therapeutic reasons or comfort.


If you’re ready to welcome relief from chronic conditions into your life, take a look at the weighted blankets we offer. Our minky-dot and cashmere blankets are the perfect blend of softness and breathability to provide you a relaxing sensory experience.

What features do you want for the best weighted blanket for your needs? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 15, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


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