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.
I've wanted a weighted blanket for a while now. Having suffered with late night and early morning anxiety, mild insomnia and light sleeping since a burglary in my house, I had read that these products can help. However, I was put off by the expensive cost. Thankfully I managed to find and purchase this blanket while it was on a deal. It arrived quickly and was surprisingly heavy to lift and carry upstairs! Honestly, I can say that I used it that night and have done every night since (even in the current hot weather). I have been falling asleep almost instantly. My fitbit can also confirm that the length and quality of my sleep has improved massively. It's not as hot as my duvet, despite the fact you can obviously feel the pressure. My only concern is that the sheer weight of it (I have occasionally been doubling it over myself) means I have found myself waking up in exactly the same position I fell asleep! It actually takes some effort to lift it up and move my body around underneath, but this isn't really a complaint. Overall, I'm really happy with the blanket and the benefits I've had from using it. I'm recommending them to anybody who will listen!
I had seen a few websites mention that weighted blankets can help you sleep and wondered if they really will help. So I gave in and ordered one. When it arrived, I found it was very heavy in the delivery box, and still heavy when i opened it! The blanket isnt a standard double duvet size as it covered across the bed but not long enough to go over the edges. I used it like a throw over my other duvet. Due to the weight of the blanket, you do feel snug under it. It didnt feel as heavy on the body as it did when you try pick the blanket up. I normally watch tv in bed for couple hours but genuinely , since using the blanket, I just want to close my eyes and sleep. I have slept like a deeper sleep. I think I will have to test sleeping without the blanket over the duvet to see if there is a difference but I really want to carry on using it. You really need to order one to try it out for yourself to believe it.
This product is amazing - I have had the best night’s sleep since having this and would highly recommend this. It is beautifully made
I bought this for a family member who sufferes from Anxiety and insomnia. He uses this product all the time. When it arrives folded in its own bag you feel the weight. He uses it when relaxing, when suffering anxiety etc. Wraps round him when sitting and wraps in it for sleeping. He describes it as someone giving him a firm comforting hug. For several nights he has slept better and has generally been more relaxed. If this blanket ever wears out I will be buying another.
The blanket us my new best friend, so calming