Reasons for Buying Weighted Blankets and Precautions for Their Use
Weighted blankets are gaining popularity in many places. A lot of people must have bought this weight blanket this black Friday. As the professional evaluator below says, weight blankets do change many people's minds. Many people never accept that weight blankets are influencing people's lives with their real role.
There are a wide variety of weighted blankets on the market right now, and every single seller page is filled with a list of almost unbelievable effects. I found it hard to believe half of them, so I did my research. One of the first articles I wrote for the site was on the science behind the weighted blanket, and what I found was fascinating. Weighted blankets work on something called deep touch pressure, or the hug effect. When pressure is applied to the body you release serotonin, melatonin and a variety of other hormones. These are great for reducing stress, thus allowing you to control your temper, lower anxiety and facilitate sleep.
Studies have also shown that weighted blankets are beneficial for those on the autistic spectrum or with attention disorders. There are a huge number of studies to back all this up, and if you read my science article on site you will find a whole host of them at the bottom of the page. If you just want a better nights sleep, then you need to consider a weighted blanket.
Miran Blankets Weighted Blanket Build Quality & Materials
Always start with the top, or in this case the cover. I love a weighted blanket with a removable cover, something that is far more rare in this business than you might think. The Material choice is here is okay, a mink poly blend. I prefer cotton, for the simple fact that it tends to be more breathable. I still use an old-school memory foam based mattress, and they tend to hold the heat something shocking. I need bedding that mitigates that. The added plushness is lovely though, and the feel of the build is great as a result. They went with a simple looking design, a grey cover material, and there are no other options available. What I find interesting about the material choice is that the plusher mink fabric is more common with weighted blankets for children, marketed to parents of Autistic kids for its added benefits. So seeing that there is a weird choice. You can remove it though, and the inner material is 100% cotton, which is what I went with. Doing so does remove the main benefit of the removable cover though, the ease with which you can wash the thing. Up to the end user which direction they want to go, having options is always great.
Onto the innards, and here, as mentioned, we have the cotton. Lovely feel to the material, lands in that perfect triad of breathable, comfortable and durable, and what I would call the kind of bedding materials. The weight here is added via glass pellets, and they are just lovely. There are benefits to poly pellets, namely that they can be machine dried fairly easily, but I vastly prefer glass. The weight distribution is more even, and thus slightly more comfortable to use overall. Side point, it is nice to see a firm selling a weighted blanket on Amazon.com that actually seems to know what they are talking about. They know that a weighted blanket should not run off the bed, they know that a weighted blanket should be 8-12% of the user’s body weight and they make it very clear on the seller page. Commendable. The size here is 60 ” x 80 “, and there are three weight options to choose from, 15lbs, 20lbs, and 25lbs. It does mean that their lower end option is a little too heavy for me, but with the glass that is less of an issue. Remember, do not dry it in a dryer, only on the line.
From Thanksgiving to Christmas, this period will be a period of weighted blanket sales. Wholesale weighted blankets traders have said this year compared with last year, increased stock. 2019 will be a new year of growth, as sales in the first ten months of 2018 are much higher than in the past.