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How To Use A Weighted Blanket {Weighting Comforts}

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Have you heard much about weighted blankets yet?  This is a fairly new concept to me as I used to think they were only for people who had specific issues like autism.  But over the last year, I’ve discovered that there are benefits to the entire family.  So I am excited to partner with Weighting Comforts and share weighted blanket benefits for the whole family as well as how to use a weighted blanket.

How To Use A Weighted Blanket {Weighting Comforts}

Weighted Blankets Benefit The Whole Family

Did you know that there is more than one use for weighted blankets?  While not every person will have the same experience, here are some typical benefits:

  • Get A Better Nights Sleep: Weighted blankets have actually been proven to help increase serotonin and melatonin in the body.  This helps users to relax, feel calmer, and fall asleep easier.
  • Lowers Anxiety:  Recent studies have shown that 63% of users experience lower anxiety after using a weighted blanket.
  • Helps With Sensory Disorders: Weighted therapy has been well received as a non-medication way to treat.
  • ADD, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorders: Many users have also seen improvements in calming for their family members who suffer from a variety of disorders.
  • Aids With PSTD & Depression Treatment: Just like a warm hug, these weighted blankets have helped aid users with PSTD and depression start to live life again.

A great way to describe weighted blankets is that they help to work like deep tissue massage.  And who couldn’t use one of those, right!?

How To Use A Weighted Blanket

To use with the most warmth, place the weighted blanket on top of your comforter.  For less warmth, place over your top sheet with no comforter.  Always making sure to cover your whole body from chest to toes for the most benefits.

However, you can also place the weighted blanket on just half your body if that is preferred.  (Ex: place on lower half of your body.  Or place blanket on just your upper half.

How To Use A Weighted Blanket {Weighting Comforts}

When learning how to use a weighted blanket, be sure to take into consideration:

Material:

First, you need to choose the best blanket for you.  This allows you to learn how to use a weighted blanket to the best possible capabilities.  Weighting Comforts offers three different types of fabric.  Their flannel blanket adds a lot of warmth while the quilted cotton options add a little warmth.  The last option is their COOLMAX line which adds no warmth as it actively wicks away body heat.

Weight:

Another thing to consider when learning how to use a weighted blanket is what weight is best for you.  The ideal weighted blanket tends to be 10% of the users body weight.  But if between sizes, it’s typically better to size down.  Also consider any other factors that may play a part on what weight to choose.  Things such as if the user takes certain medications or has limitations should be considered.  Talking to your doctor to determine the best weight is always a great idea too.

Filling:

While there are a variety of filling options, Weighting Comforts uses pellets that give a nice even feeling.  This PVC compound is produced using FDA-approved, non-hazardous materials.  That means that it is non irritating should it come into contact with skin.  Also, no ill effects are expected if ingested by humans or animals.

Size:

Weighting Comforts chooses to offer personal sized blankets so customers are not paying for product that is being wasted covering empty spaces on the bed.  Instead, the user gets to enjoy the benefits.  Plus, they are easier to handle in individual sizes.

Washing Instructions:

One awesome feature to Weighting Comforts Weighted Blankets is the fact that they are machine washable!  Simple wash on warm or cold and then tumble dry on low.  **It helps to add a few towels to the load to help keep the machine balanced.

Most Popular Option

The Charcoal Weighted Blanket is Weighting Comforts most popular option.  Measuring in at 42” x 74”, the flannel, which adds some warmth, and 100% Cotton construction is very comfortable.  And the neutral grey color is perfect for almost any setting.

How To Use A Weighted Blanket {Weighting Comforts}

COOLMAX White Weighted Blanket

Because I tend to be a warm sleeper, I chose the COOLMAX White Weighted Blanket.  Measuring in at a more generous 55″ x 74″ personal size, the 65% cotton/35% COOLMAX everyday polyester offers everything I was looking for.

How To Use A Weighted Blanket {Weighting Comforts}

I love the overall design and fresh crisp white color.  But you can also find this style in a light grey as well.  Each little square holds a variety of the pellets that add the comforting weight to this blanket.

How To Use A Weighted Blanket {Weighting Comforts}

And because the pellets are sewn into small squares, evenly spread throughout the entire blanket, I find the weight to stay very evenly distributed when lying flat.

How To Use A Weighted Blanket {Weighting Comforts}

After using this COOLMAX Weighted Blanket, I definitely can attest that is doesn’t add any heat, which is perfect for me.  So on nights when it cools down too much, I just add an extra blanket underneath.  But I love that it’s truly a year round weighted blanket since I can add more layers when necessary.  Yet, it’s perfect for hot summer nights as well.

About Weighting Comforts

Founded back in 2015 by Donna Durham and her son Josh Durham.  After experiencing work at a summer camp that helps children with emotion regulation in 2014.  She was able to see first hand how weighted blankets could positively affect users.  Then, while working at the Trevecca Nazarene University’s Student Counseling Center, she made a weighted blanket for each office.  Client reports of feeling more grounded and calm began flowing in.  So with the demand becoming higher, Donna decided to start offering her special blankets for sale!

Weighting Comforts Weighted Blanket Availability

Weighting Comforts can ship to the entire US, including Alaska and Hawaii.  They also are able to ship, via FedEx, to Australia, Canada, and most of Europe.  Just contact them for shipping quotes to your exact location.

Final Thoughts

So whether you have a specific issue you or a loved one is dealing with in life or you just want to reap the benefits of a deeper, more relaxing sleep, Weighting Comforts is a great place to start.  I am really impressed with the quality of their weighted blanket.

And the fact that they partner with Sew For Hope, where they empower international refugees to sew your blanket, is just one more reason to choose them.  Not only do customers enjoy all that Weighting Comforts blankets offer, you can feel good knowing you are helping to provide the opportunity for refugees to make a living with an artistry and skill.

Head on over to the Weighting Comforts Website to check out all that they offer as well as learn more about weighted blankets.  And don’t forget to like them on Facebook and follow on Instagram for all the latest news, sales, specials, and giveaways.

So tell me, have you gotten to see the benefits of weighted blankets for anyone in your life?

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