If you received a weighted blanket for Christmas, we hope you slept like a baby last night! Many of you have suffered from insomnia and restlessness for years! Our hope is you have embarked on a new way of experiencing comfort and rest.
Honestly, it may take a few nights to get used to the weight and change old patterns. We recommend you try sleeping with your blanket for at least a week and in a few different ways to see how your body is best comforted.
1. Place the weighted blanket on top of your comforter, covering your whole body from chest to toes.
2. Use the weighted blanket on top of your sheet, with no comforter.
3. Place the weighted blanket on only the LOWER half of your body.
4. Place the weighted blanket on only the UPPER half of your body.
If you have a feeling of anxiety with the blanket on you, take a deep breath and remind yourself, "I can remove this blanket at any time." Some people find it takes several nights to adjust to the weight.
We'd love to hear how you position your blanket to find the most comfort.
Donna Durham, MMFT
I have worked with a number of clients struggling with anxiety whose particular “ go-to” anxiety is catastrophic thinking...
A general rule when purchasing a weighted blanket is taking your weight and multiplying it by .10, or taking 10% of your body weight. Using that number, follow the chart below to guide you in finding the perfect blanket!
|100 - 130 lbs||140 - 170 lbs||180 - 200 lbs||220 + lbs|
|10 lb||15 lb||20 lb||N / A|
|Flannel||10 lb||15 lb||20 lb||N / A|
|CoolMax®||15 lb||15 lb||20 lb||25 lb|
Fall in between two different weight limits for two blankets? We suggest going with the smaller of the two blanket weights.
Still not sure which size to buy? Most of our customers buy one of the 15-pound blankets.