Side effects of weighted blankets

Weighted Blanket Guidelines 2019

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What is the weighted blanket

Weighted blankets are throw-sized blankets filled with weighted  blanket materials, such as plastic pellets. The feeling of weighted physical pressure can result in a calming effect . The theory is that the deep pressure you feel from being under all of that weight.

which material use to make a weighted blanket

Plastic poly pellets are historically the most traditional filling used in weighted blankets.

A bit like tiny pebbles, they’re usually made of polypropylene. When used as a weighted filling, poly pellets are sometimes surrounded with a cotton or polyester fill or stuffing.

When  making a weighted blanket, opt for the best quality poly pellets you can, such as 100% virgin polypropylene. Also check the pellets are washable/suitable for dryers, as not all poly pellets have a high temperature rating.

Weighted blanket size | which is best?

Small Weighted Blanket

Child Weight               —  Blanket Weight
20-pound child             —3lbs
30-pound child            —4lbs
40-pound child           —5lbs
50-pound child          —6lbs
60-pound child          —7lbs

70-pound child        —8lbs

Medium Weighted Blanket

Child Weight     — Blanket Weight
30-pound child  —   5lbs
40-pound child  —6lbs
50-pound child  —7lbs
60-pound child  —8lbs
70-pound child  —9lbs
80-pound child  —10lbs
90-pound child   —11lbs
100-pound child  —12lbs
110-pound child  —13lbs
120-pound child  —14lbs
130-pound child  —15lbs

 weighted blanket Starting Weight for adult


Weighted Blanket Size  —  Blanket Weight
Medium                           —12lbs
Large                                —15lbs
Full                                   —20lbs
Queen                              —30lbs

Remember: weighted blanket is use 10% of your body weighted .By utilizing a  weighted blanket that is roughly 10 percent of your body weight, you feel like the blanket is hugging your body, giving you a sense of calmness, which can reduce stress, as well as help you to stay asleep so your body can go through the necessary stages of sleep to allow you to wake up fully rested,

The main thing to keep in mind is that we create custom blankets depending on your needs and preferences. Some people like a heavier weighted blanket. On the other hand, some users sleep better with a lighter weighted blanket. There is no right or wrong when it comes to weight .

Who use weighted blanket or benefited

Bill Fish,(certified sleep science coach and co-founder of Tuck) says “People are beginning to understand the benefits of using a weighted blanket to set themselves up to get the recommended seven to nine hours of quality sleep on a nightly basis.”

“Weighted blankets and vests can provide a beneficial calming effect, especially in clinical disorder . A weighted blanket may provide an innovative, non-pharmacological approach and complementary tool to improve sleep quality.”

Conditions that might benefit from weighted blankets include;

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • ADHD
  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia

How weighted blanket works

Weighted blankets work in a way that’s similar to an OT technique called deep touch pressure therapy (DTP). Pressure on the body can increase the release of serotonin in the brain. This neurotransmitter is sometimes called the “happy” chemical because it creates a sense of calm and well-being.

Many of the challenges of ADHD can sometimes make it hard for kids to feel a sense of calm. These difficulties include:

  1. Manage emotions
  2. Coping with feelings of anger
  3. Settling down after outbursts or over excitement
  4. Dealing with stress
  5. Winding down at night

Weighted blankets are increasingly popular because naturally you learn to relax under the weight, fall asleep more quickly, and begin to love your blanket so it becomes a natural, comforting sleep solution.

What to do before buying weighted blanket

If you’re thinking about buying a weighted blanket for your child,  be aware of this things follow weighted blanket guideline

It can be a dangerous to young kids: when your child sleep under weighted blanket it feel very heavy for his .They can’t breath properly under the blanket and chance to do accident,So be careful.

It can be  high expensive :There’s a wide range of prices, based on weight, size and quality. For example, a lighter-weight twin blanket (8 pounds) might start at around $65. A heavier blanket (15 pounds) could cost up to $150. Larger sizes and weights cost even more.

Weighted blanket is not suitable  for everyone: Even if your child have physical pressure and needs tools to help calm down, it doesn’t mean these blankets are the suitable for him . Some child don’t like the feeling of heaviness on the time of sleep. Others may get overheated or feeling of obligation-awakening under the weight. A weighted blanket only works if it feels good and is relaxing.

Best fabric is preferred: The materials inside aren’t the only thing that can impact how heavy a blanket feels. The outer layer of fabric can too. Cotton is lightweight, for instance, while linen is medium weight.

I thing the  weighted blanket guidelines which is describe is best solution  to choose best weighted blanket

good luck and be careful of child..

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