- 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
Why are weighted blankets more expensive than a regular blanket?
Like all bedding, weighted blankets run the gamut when it comes to the quality and price range of what you can find available on the market today. Don’t be fooled by low or high price points, this doesn’t speak to quality and resultant experience you’ll get from the blanket.
When dealing with your health, both mental and physical, this shouldn’t be the time to let price be the only determining factor. Materials that go into making the blanket as well as steps taken to ensure quality fabrication methods affect the price. Plastic pellets are cheaper than glass beads, so this could affect price.
Any special fabrics, like organic cotton, require extra effort to attain higher quality materials, which is important for a product that comes in direct contact with your skin. This provides an even better experience for you, so that the weighted blanket is as safe and comfortable as can be to ensure a more soothing, therapeutic experience.
A quick comparison will reveal that most quality weighted blankets will start in the lower $100s and can go up to $200 and more. There are so many factors when researching which weighted blanket is best for you and your needs, but remember to read thoroughly before buying; some blankets aren’t machine-washable—a trip to the laundromat every time you need to clean could end being a big extra cost.
Some companies offer lifetime guarantees, so you can plan on only buying a weighted blanket once to last you as long as you need. Even though a brand might appear to have a heftier price tag at first, it could end up being a better investment in the long run.
Blankets made with any polyester or synthetic materials, will also be less expensive, as those materials are cheaper to produce. Blankets made with polyester or synthetic materials will cause you to be hot, as well as sometimes may cause reactions to the synthetic materials.