How Heavy Should My Weighted Blanket Be?

how heavy should my weighted blanket be

While there may be some general rules as to what a blanket is meant to do, there are many more factors to take into consideration when choosing your weighted blanket. 

You want your weighted blanket to be able to keep you warm on those chilly nights, especially if it's going to be used in the car. The blanket should weigh about ten percent of your overall body weight, and one to two pounds depending on your individual comfort level. If you have a big problem with excess weight, you might want to consult with your doctor or medical professional before using a weighted blanket to help you figure out how heavy your blanket should be.

Make sure that your blanket has some padding. This is particularly important if you're using the blanket while you sleep, and it helps your back and neck muscles stay relaxed. A good, well-designed blanket will have enough padding to allow you to relax and not get uncomfortable. A good quality blanket will usually have padding built-in or a lot of padding built-in.

It is not always necessary for the blanket to be 100 percent wool. If you're allergic to it, or if you're not going to be sleeping in it very often, you might want to try a cotton weighted blanket instead. A cotton blanket is lighter and doesn't wrinkle as easily, but it does not last as long. You can find them at your local mall or at most online retailers.

The length of a weighted blanket is another important consideration. Long, thick blankets tend to be heavier than short, thinner ones. It's up to you how much you want your blanket to weigh.

Another thing you'll want to look at when purchasing a blanket is the fabric and construction of the blanket itself. If you're allergic to wool, you might not want to use a wool blanket. Cotton, on the other hand, is much less likely to cause an allergic reaction and is a lot softer than wool.

Another consideration is whether or not you want the weighted blanket to be reversible. {if you're using it in the car or for cold weather. you'll want to be able to lay down in it the warmer car and keep warm and lay down in the cooler house.

One last thing to think about when purchasing your weighted blanket is how the blanket is going to fit in with your bedroom decor. You can buy blankets in so many different styles and colors that you'll find it hard to decide on what will work best in your room.

Some people choose their blankets by the theme they are going for, such as an adult's blanket or a baby blanket. Others prefer the color scheme and design of the blanket. There are so many choices, it's almost impossible to choose one blanket that will suit everyone. So, what you want will really depend on what you are looking for.

If you are purchasing a smaller blanket, you may want to go with a thicker, higher quality blanket. to make it feel more substantial. The thicker blanket may be a good choice if you are planning to use it as a pillow.

When purchasing a bigger blanket, you may want to go with a lighter weight blanket to keep the overall weight down. In most cases, a smaller blanket is not going to feel as heavy as a bigger blanket, so you won't feel the pain of lifting one.

So, how heavy should my weighted blanket be? As long as it meets the needs you are looking for, then it is a good blanket to purchase. Just remember that the blanket is not going to do your back any good if you're not comfortable using it. 

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