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November 29, 2018 4 Comments

There are so many weighted blankets out there! How do you choose?


You guys, in the past 3 years since Weighting Comforts has been a business, the weighted blanket market has been flooded with so many options. We daily get questions in our social media communities asking how to choose the right one.  Well, Weighting Comforts has you covered. We offer blankets in 3 temperatures, 6 weights, and 5 sizes. We have these options because we want to offer you the solution that you need for comfort, whether it is for insomnia, anxiety, restless legs, or just improving your quality of snuggle time.


WHY WEIGHT?

Each person has different touch preferences. Some people (like my husband) like light touch, like fingernails gently stroking his back. Other people (like me) love DEEP DEEP touch. If I ask my husband to rub my back I want him to take his elbows and literally dig into the muscle on my back. Every person on the planet has their own way they like to be touched. So this is why Weighting Comforts offers blankets from 5 pounds to 25 pounds. We want you to have the option of sleeping or snuggling with the weight that is most comforting to you.

The weight of our blankets comfort the nervous system. When your nervous system is calm you are able to experience deeper sleep. When you sleep deeper you can obtain sharper mental focus and come at life from a stance of calm strength instead of anxiousness. This helps us to relate better to the people in our lives and have more energy to get things done. We want to make your life better.


WHY THREE TEMPERATURES OF FABRIC?

Because we want you to stay asleep.

One of the main problems we want to solve is insomnia. A common issue that wakes people up at night is getting too hot or too cold. So we provide solutions for this.

The Charcoal flannel blanket helps cold natured people warm up and stay asleep.

The CoolMax blanket fabric is engineered in a way that literally wicks away sweat.

Why does this matter? Because sweating wakes people up!

When we first started we knew we needed to offer a blanket that would help Menopausal women sleep. Night sweats are super common during menopause (speaking from experience here). So we set out to find a solution. When we offered it on the website in August 2017 we thought it might become 10% of our sales. But it immediately became 30% of our sales. To date it is consistently 60-70% of our sales. WHY? Because it is not just Menopausal women who wake up sweating at night. Kids sweat in their sleep, 26 year old men sweat in their sleep. Cancer patients sweat in their sleep. The CoolMax is a real solution for a real problem.

We consider our cotton blankets to be neutral. They are neither hot nor cold.

Any of our blankets can be used with sheets, comforters, bedspreads. You get to choose the best comfort for you.


WHY DO THEY LOOK SO DIFFERENT THAN OTHER WEIGHTED BLANKETS? 

Most of the blankets out there have a duvet made of a fluffy fabric, which is super nice to touch, but super hot to sleep under. So you could take the insert out of the duvet, but then you have reduced the weight of the blanket by 5ish pounds. Many of the inserts have polyfill to make the blankets fluffy but they also make them hot. Some of the blankets don’t have bead pockets that contain the beads so they swish around everywhere.

Our blankets are simply constructed of two pieces of fabric and pockets of beads. This simple construction makes it versatile and easily washer and dryer safe. We believe our blanket is superior because it is the most versatile to aid in your sleeping.


SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION

Our blankets are manufactured in Nashville, TN. The blankets are divided into rows of 5 inch squares to guarantee distributed bead weight. We use high quality industrial strength thread so your blanket will last for years. Each seam is double stitched at the beginning and the end. The beads are double locked around the exterior of the blanket, to ensure durability.


EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE

Our customer service team goal is to respond to each customer within 24 hours of contact. Over Black Friday to Cyber Monday our team had an average response time of 2 hours. Many of customers received an immediate response. If you have a problem tracking your order we are happy to help. If you need an exchange we will make it happen. If you need orders to go to multiple locations, as you wish. A number of our customers are not internet savvy so our customer service team will walk you through the ordering process or create a special invoice for your convenience. You may contact us through phone, chat, text or email. We work hard to cover your customer service needs.


WE EMPLOY FROM MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES

When you order a blanket from Weighting Comforts, your purchase contributes to providing the dignity of work for marginalized communities. We intentionally hire legal immigrants and refugees to make our blankets, because during the journey of building this business we learned how difficult it is to move to this country to find work that provides well for a family.

Our eyes were also opened to the reality that learning the English language is one of the greatest barriers to living wage work, so each employee is paid to participate in two English classes per week that are tailored for their level of learning.

 

 

At Weighting Comforts, we believe we have the best weighted blanket on the market. A blanket that will help calm your nervous and help you sleep, while simultaneously solving the challenge of marginalized communities finding work. We are so incredibly thankful for those who have purchased from us. 


Be Comforted,

Donna






4 Responses

Evelyn Brewer
Evelyn Brewer

November 29, 2018

I really like my CoolMax weighted blanket. I don’t really have any issues like stress or insomnia that need fixing. I thought I would try it, though, and I love going to bed because the blanket just feels so good on my body. I love the fact the Weighting Comforts has this CoolMax style, because the other styles would feel too hot on me.

donna durham
donna durham

November 29, 2018

Hi Michelle,
I would suggest gifting a 15 pound blanket. We sell more of that weight than anything else.

Michelle Dodd
Michelle Dodd

November 29, 2018

If buying this as a gift, how do you know what weight to get?

Priscilla Ochoa
Priscilla Ochoa

November 29, 2018

I initially bought my weighted pad BECAUSE you were helping others. This is huge for me. Also, having had my weighted pad has made a tremendous difference with helping me get better sleep and, quelling nighttime anxiety.. I can testify to the quality and endurance of the product. Sadly, good things become “fads” and everybody wants to jump in the game. Some of the stuff I see out there is ridiculous. A duvet for a weighted blanket? Really? Anyways keep up the good work

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What Blanket Weight Should I Buy?

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
Quilted Cotton 10 lb
Flannel 10 lb
CoolMax® 15 lb
140 - 170 lbs
Quilted Cotton 15 lb
Flannel 15 lb
CoolMax® 15 lb
180 - 200 lbs
Quilted Cotton 20 lb
Flannel 20 lb
CoolMax® 20 lb
220 + lbs
Quilted Cotton N / A
Flannel N / A
CoolMax® 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.