Frequently asked questions
Can the calming blanket be too heavy?
Yes, it is possible for your calming blanket to be too heavy for you. The general guideline is to choose the size that’s about 10% of your bodyweight, but for children and the elderly it’s often recommended to add a small amount of weight (c. 10-13% of your body weight).
How long should a calming blanket be used?
For those trying the calming blanket for the first time we recommend easing your way under by using only half the blanket for the first 3-5 days.
Is it OK to sleep with a calming blanket every night?
Yes, it’s perfectly safe to use a calming blanket every night, as well as for naps in the day if you would like to. Just remember to listen to your body, and if you ever feel like it’s too heavy or you are short of breath, take some of the weight off or take a break from using your calming blanket.
Who should not use a calming blanket?
Young children under the age of 3 or weighing less than 50 pounds should not use a calming blanket.
Do calming blankets help with arthritis?
People suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other painful conditions have found relief in sleeping with a calming blanket.
Can calming blankets lower blood pressure?
While there is still a limited amount of research on the long term effect of weighted blankets on blood pressure, we do know that weighted blankets have a positive effect on circulation overall and slow down your heart rate - which could have a positive impact on blood pressure. Read more here.
Why is the calming blanket more expensive than a normal blanket?
The reason for the comparatively high cost of the calming blanket is the cost of the materials which are used to create the weight, as well as the technology and craftsmanship that go into ensuring the blanket is safe and with weights distributed evenly.
How should I wash the calming blanket?
Generally we recommend washing your calming blanket by hand with warm water (and a light detergent if required). This is to improve the longevity of your blanket and prevent any lumps from forming.