- What is a weighted blanket?
- How do I use a weighted blanket?
- Are there any risks with weighted blankets?
- How Does a Weighted Blanket Work with My Other Bedding?
- How do weighted blankets benefit senior citizens?
- Why are weighted blankets more expensive than a regular blanket?
- Are weighted blankets better for men or women?
- Do weighted blankets work?
- Do weighted blankets work if you sleep on your side, back or stomach?
General Weighted Blanket Questions
How Does a Weighted Blanket Work with My Other Bedding?
A weighted blanket is a welcome addition to your already existing bedding. We recommend that it goes on top of the sheets, but under the comforter or other blankets, but it's also a matter of preference. If it feels too heavy, sometimes putting it on top of the comforter will make it feel better.
If you want a blanket specifically to sleep with, you’re going to want one that is the same size as the top of your bed or smaller—anything bigger that hangs over the edge and you risk the weight of it pulling the blanket off the bed. Therefore, a queen size weighted blanket should be equal to the top of the bed, not to a queen duvet. For example, a standard queen blanket that goes on a queen bed measures 90 inches by 90 inches, but for a weighted blanket, the smart choice would measure 60 inches by 80 inches, to fit perfectly on the top of the queen bed.
When browsing for a weighted blanket that’s meant to sleep with, it’s important not to compare weighted blankets with standard blanket sizes, as they are not necessarily made relative to regular blankets. A double blanket, which usually measures 80 inches by 90 inches, is meant to drape over the bed, but the weighted blanket is designed so that it fits over your body without too much overhang. A full is smaller than a queen, but once again, make sure and measure the top of your bed when deciding which size weighted blanket to get, as this is the most critical factor in making sure it does not slip off the edge.