Weighted Blanket FAQ –
Weighted blanket for better sleep is designed to fit the user rather than the bed. The perfect weighted blanket sizes cover a twin bed without hanging over the sides.
Blankets cover the top of the bed only, and should be sized to fit the body, and not the bed. A weighted blanket that is too large will slide off the bed all night and be heavy to pull back up.
They are 10″ inches longer than medium size blankets to accommodate taller teens and adults with an average height. Larger adults are encouraged to consider full-size weighted blankets for a better sleep.
Small weighted blanket sizes are appropriate for babies and toddlers up to 4yrs of age and are sized approx. 34″ x 50″. Medium weighted blankets are approx. 38″ x 62″ and will fit a child 5-6 yrs old up to an average size adult. Adult length weighted blankets are perfect for taller teens and adults and are approx. 38″ x 72″.
As for how much weight you can carry in a perfect weighted blanket as a general rule of thumb for a small blanket take 10% of their body weight plus one pound. For a medium blanket take 10% of their body weight plus two pounds. For an adult-length blanket take 10% of their body weight plus three pounds.
To put the weight in any weighted blankets manufacturer use polypropylene pellets, a hard plastic pellet commonly found in toys. They are normally made of 100% cotton fabrics. They are also hypo-allergenic and non-toxic.
Weighted blankets can be made from a variety of materials to suit the individual, depending on the tactile sensitivity of the user or how it is being used. There are plenty of options for fabric I have heard about, felt and seen, but cotton and flannel seem to be the best choices. Also check out my article Weighted Weighted Blankets Reviews, Functions and Benefits by clicking here.