Frequently Asked Questions About Weighted Calming Blankets
A calming blanket is heavier than an ordinary blanket as we fill it with micro glass beads.
This extra weight presses down on your body. It causes calming proprioceptive input, which therapists also call Deep Pressure Touch.
This calming pressure feels like a hug.
It also switches off your body’s “fight or flight” response and causes your brain to release a number of “feel good” hormones and neurotransmitters including dopamine and serotonin.
The combined action means that you feel less stressed and anxious and sleep better.
You use a weighted calming blanket just like an ordinary blanket. Place it on top of your bed over a sheet or other covers if you like.
Unfortunately no we cannot add more weight.
Buying a weighted calming blanket for a child who is close to the upper end of the weight range? Then we suggest you buy the next weight up to give room for growth.
Professional therapists advise using a weighted blanket that is around 10% of your body weight.
You will find specific blanket weight recommendations on our product pages.
Yes it is safe to use a calming blanket the whole night through.
Children under 2 should not use a weighted blanket. Please make sure that your child can lift the blanket off their body unaided.
In addition, people who experience claustrophobia should not use a weighted calming blanket.
You can machine-wash your calming blanket on cold, delicate cycle.
If the blanket is heavier than 8kg, please take it to a laundromat and use an industrial machine.
We recommend one blanket per user due to the personal nature of the calming weight.