In recent times, a lot of people have started using weighted blankets as a therapeutic aid, as it is believed to deal with sleeping disorders, anxiety, and pain management.
But with all the different brands available, it can be somewhat confusing, if not overwhelming when it comes to how to choose a weighted blanket.
But the good news is, knowing how to choose a weighted blanket isn’t hard and we are here to help you get to it. The following information can help you on how to choose a weighted blanket that will suit your needs.
CHOOSE THE CORRECT WEIGHT AND SIZE
Making decisions on how to choose a weighted blanket that will be suitable for yourself begins with knowing who you’re purchasing it for. If you are an adult or you are buying for kids, choose a weighted blanket that is 10% of the body weight. You can also choose weighted blankets that are 1 or 2 pounds lighter. And the size selected must be the one that will cover your whole body conveniently and must be equal to your mattress size.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT FABRIC
The most well-known fabrics used in the assembling of weighted blankets are cotton and minky polyester. You’ll also find blankets made from wool, flannel, or bamboo-based fabrics. Keep in mind that Choosing a weighted blanket depends on your unique needs or preferences.
CHOOSE SECURE STITCHING
Quite often weighted blankets get returned due to leaking beads. So, ensure you choose a weighted blanket that is strong and sewed securely.
KNOW YOUR WEIGHTED FILLINGS
It is vital you keep in mind that weighted blankets have fillers in them and that they come in various kinds. The ones that are most common are fillers with micro glass beads, plastic poly pellets, and steel shot beads. But a few blankets are starting to utilize ‘nano’ earthenware/ ceramic beads, as the weighted filling. Hence, picking which filling you like is dependent on your preference.
PICK A BLANKET WITHIN YOUR BUDGET
While you get for what you pay for, this doesn’t mean getting a weighted blanket should consume your savings. Most weighted blankets used to be handmade, (often making them expensive), but you’ll find there are currently some affordable weighted blankets around, which are both durable and solid.
BENEFITS OF BAMBOO WEIGHTED BLANKETS
Perhaps, you may have recently heard of the benefits of using weighted blankets and you want to try the deep therapeutic touch of a weighted blanket, but worried it will make you feel hot. Well, here are some cool advantages of choosing bamboo weighted blanket.
· They help you stay cool unlike other materials.
· Bamboo weighted blankets are ‘thermo regulating’ and will keep you warm in cold weather months.
· Bamboo weighted blankets possess antimicrobial properties which help in preventing microbes from injuring your skin.
· Bamboo weighted blankets are softer, gentler and silkier giving a good touch to the body than cotton fabrics.
· They do not wrinkle easily.
· Bamboo weighted blankets stay fresh longer than cotton or linen.
· They are durable.