Weighted blankets simulate how a parent swaddles a baby to sleep. They can help you fall asleep faster and sleep better throughout the night, helping you wake up more rested and feeling renewed.
Weighted blankets have also been shown to help ease anxiety and increase oxytocin in the brain, helping you feel more relaxed. They are commonly recommended by doctors and occupational therapists as a way to help those with:
- sensory processing disorders
- attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- restless leg syndrome
They are great for overnight sleep, but also perfect (especially in a throw blanket size) to hunker down for a long afternoon nap or to keep cozy while watching a movie or reading.
Why THIS weighted blanket?
- Breathe Easy! The Adult’s Weighted Blanket by Naturelife is the only non-toxic weighted blanket I have found anywhere. It’s made using 100% cotton and microfiber brushed cotton and filled with premium lead-free glass beads.
- It is high quality — crafted with heavy-duty 7-layer construction so you don’t feel the beads, plus they won’t ever leak out of the blanket (like the cheap ones do).
- Its smaller bead compartments keep the beads evenly spaced throughout the blanket, ensuring even weight distribution and optimal temperature control across the entire blanket.
Shopping for someone fighting cancer?
You’ll naturally want to a gift that shows you care, something to bring comfort and warmth. A weighted blanket is ideal; it’s like you’re right there, holding them tight.
Yet there’s something much more important when buying for someone fighting cancer (or anyone, really, that doesn’t ever want to fight cancer).
Don’t buy ANY products that
It seems obvious, but it isn’t always. However, most weighted blankets are made of polyester fleece or microfiber and filled with toxic plastic pellets. Yuck!
Not this one, though. It’s made of 100% cotton and filled with premium lead-free glass beads. It took me a long time to find it, and I am soooo glad I did!
The recommended weight of the blanket should be roughly between 7-15% of your body weight. So the 15 lb. throw blanket would be best suited for someone weighing approximately 105-215 lbs, and the 20 lb. king/queen blanket would be best suited for someone weighing approximately 135-285lbs. These are just guidelines, but the idea is that you don’t want to lay a super heavy blanket on a child, as it might be smothering and uncomfortable, and you don’t want to give a 3 lb blanket to your 300 lb uncle, because he’ll barely even feel it. 15 to 20 lbs is a good central range.
The size of the blanket should be based on the size of your body, not the size of your bed. A weighted blanket that hangs over the side of the bed will inevitably pull off of you and towards the floor.
It can take up to a week or so to get used to the feeling of the weight.
This item is the blanket only, as shown in the images. It is designed to accommodate a duvet cover (it has 8 loops along each of the outer edges to attach to a cover). If that is something you want to do, you will need to purchase a cover separately.
Easy care: machine wash on gentle or hand wash, hang to dry.
NOTE: I have recently learned that there is a thin layer of polyester fabric that encases the glass beads, inside of the many layers of cotton that make up the blanket. This layer is not exposed to the outside of the blanket in any location and will not come in contact with your skin. While I was disappointed to learn this, I have searched high and low for a replacement to offer here on the site and I cannot find anything better than this blanket. I use it myself, it is fabulously indulgent and I absolutely love it. I hope this is not a deterrent for you, but in the interest of following the mission of this website, I knew I should make a note of this. If you know of any other all-cotton weighted blankets, I would LOVE to hear about it. Please let me know!