Use the chart below decide on the ideal blanket weight for you. While the chart will guide you, please keep in mind that it is exactly that—a guide. For a professional opinion, contact your OT or doctor.
A surprising fact about weighted blankets that makes them so effective is that they are made to fit the body and not the bed! When ordering your Soothing Weight blanket choose the size carefully because the dimensions should be such that it doesn’t hang over the sides of the bed. A gravity blanket hanging off the sides could mean it could easily slide off the bed, thus you would not get the benefit of the heavy blanket at all.
Do not ever place our products in the microwave oven as they could cause serious burns or a fire. Also heat such as the oven or direct heat from sources such as an iron will cause damage. If you would like to warm your blanket, we recommend placing it in the clothes dryer on LOW heat for 10-20 minutes as the ONLY way to warm it.
Our Soothing Weight blankets are ONE blanket which make them very easy to care for. Many weighted blanket retailers offer weighted blankets duvet style or two-piece weighted blankets – an outer cover and an inner blanket, but finding this very cumbersome we created ours as a stand-alone weighted blanket.
Our gravity blankets are washer and dryer safe. Even so, we recommend that you check your washer and drier user manuals to see what the weight limits are. If your blanket is heavier than the recommended weight limit, take your blanket to a laundromat and use a commercial washer and drier.
Soothing Weight blankets are suitable for almost everybody! They are often recommended by OTs and healthcare professionals to help those with sensory disorders, but you do not have to have a “condition” in order to use one. Many people just like to use them because it helps anyone relax.
A gravity blanket does not cure any condition. The way weighted blankets work is by generating proprioceptive input on our bodies. This input results in the release of certain neurotransmitters for most people. Neurotransmitters, like serotonin, dopamine etc., act like natural calming chemicals, which helps agitated people calm down. Even being as good as they are, Soothing Weight blankets are not a substitute for occupational therapy or mental health care.
Due to the handcrafted nature of each item, order processing time for our Soothing Weight gravity blankets is approximately 3 weeks. However, we will ship out your heavy blanket as quickly as possible and you may receive it sooner than anticipated.