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Ideal Size for Your Weighted Blanket

Updated on June 25, 2018

If these kinds of questions also come into your mind, then do not feel worried. Mothers are always concerned about the well-being of their children and it is a blessing that we all have as a child.

Not only the mothers are concerned about the size of the blanket but also the adults and married couples. Before going into the detailed discussion about the perfect sizes for you, let us talk about some basics of the weighted blanket.

Weighted blankets are a great tool to cure the children who suffer from ADD or ADHD spectrum disorder or Sensory Processing Disorder. It helps the people who are unable to fall asleep during the night.

The best thing about weighted blankets is that it is a non-drug therapy. So, forget about the pills and other drugs, buy a weighted blanket, and see the results within a few days. Of course, you should consult a doctor to see if you have any other diseases before using a weighted blanket.

Usually made of cotton and flannel, weighted blankets come with different sizes and weights. As it is not a normal blanket that we use during the cold, stormy nights, we need to consider about the weight of the blanket, as it is the most important factor to cure our problems.

However, does the size of the weighted blanket really matter in this case? Let us see.

There are some debates regarding the importance of the size while choosing a weighted blanket. Some say, size does not matter, it is the weight that matters. Some say both size and weight need to be considered.

Now, consider a 6-pound king-size blanket with a 6-pound small blanket. Usually, a king-size blanket is 75 inches wide and 80 inches long and a small blanket has a width of 28 inches and a length of 37 inches.

The question is would a person feel the same pressure while using those two different blankets? The answer is NO.

Though both the king-size and the small-size blankets have the same amount of weight, which is 6 pound, they will not exert the same amount of pressure. The king-size blanket will feel much lighter than the small blanket.

This is because the 6 pound of weight is spread out over a much larger area in the king-size blanket, as it is longer and wider than the small-size blanket.

Though we have seen above that size is one of the most important matters while choosing a weighted blanket, it is simply your choice which size you want to buy. Because only you know what amount of pressure, you need in your weighted blanket to feel warm and comfortable.

If you want your weighted blanket to feel like a giant bear hugging you, then you should consider buying a small size blanket with more weight on it as it would feel heavier.

On the other hand, kids would not feel comfortable while sleeping under a heavy blanket. In that case, you could buy a king-size blanket with more weight on it because as we have seen above, it will feel less heavy.

According to your body weight and the weight you want over you while sleeping, you should choose the size of your blanket. Few suggestions about the size of the weighted blanket are given below:

For a person weighing between 20 lbs to 60 lbs, the ideal size would be 30 x 40 (30 inches wide and 40 inches long). This size of the blanket will carry a weight of 3 to 9 pounds.

For a person weighing between 30 lbs to 100 lbs, there are two ideal sizes. One is 40 X 50 and another size is 40 X 60. Blankets that are 50 inches in length usually carry a weight of 5-17 lbs. In addition, for the blankets that are 60 inches in length, the weight ranges from 6 to 21 lbs.

For a person weighing between 45 lbs to 200 lbs, the ideal size would be 40 X 70 as they would carry the weight between 9 lbs to 25 lbs.

And for those who are 200lbs+, a weighted blanket needs to be ordered.

If you are a couple and do not want to use different blankets while sleeping on the same bed, you may consider buying a premium king-size blanket. A king-size blanket is usually 76 inches wide and 80 inches long. Therefore, you two will fit under this blanket quite easily. Happy sleeping under a weighted blanket!

As written in the very first lines of this article, mothers often worry about how a weighted blanket will fit into the bed or how it would look in comparison with the decoration of the room.

Mothers may want to choose a blanket that is long e.g. 60 inches so that it would match the size of the bed. In this case, a child who is using the blanket would have to fold it many times, as it would get the desired pressure as weight is now spread over a much larger area.

In addition, it would be a tiresome activity for a child to do so and he/she would not get the desired benefit from the weighted blanket. If I were you, I would buy a blanket that is maximum 40 inches in length for my child and would worry less about how good it looks on the bed.

In addition, if you are very much worried about the color of the blanket then you need not worry. Weighted blankets are becoming a trendy thing now a day and many companies are ready to offer you the perfect color and design according to your choice.

Throughout this article, we mostly talked about the children. What about the adults then?

Well, before buying a weighted blanket, adults should consult a doctor to check certain things, as the more we get older the more have diseases that are complex and therefore require consultation with a doctor.

Only after being sure about your medical condition, you should start thinking about the size. Usually, you would find blankets that are 60-70 inches long, very comfortable. In addition, you would find king-size blankets in the markets that are about 80 inches long.

Before concluding this article, let us take a brief look at it. Yes, the size of your weighted blanket does matter.

One should always buy a weighted blanket that is perfect in size and weight for his/her children as well as for themselves and worry less about how it would look on the bed and in the room.

© 2018 Albert S Wiley

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