What are Weighted Blankets made of?

Aside from pillows and mattresses, blankets also help you get the rest you need.

People all over the world and from all walks of life use blankets to help them sleep.

The use of mattresses, pillows, and regular blankets when people try to sleep have long been practiced. Despite their use, a lot of people still find it hard to fall asleep quickly. There are a lot of reasons that cause people to lose sleep. Whatever the cause, sleep deprivation is a problem that needs to be addressed right away.

That's why weighted blankets suddenly became famous because of their sleep-inducing benefits.

Its extra weight provides a gentle pressure as if someone's hugging you. The feeling you get from using it instantly relaxes you. Thus, everyone who tries using a weighted blanket can fall asleep quickly.

What are weighted blankets made of?

A weighted blanket consists of the outer sheets and the filling materials.

The materials of the outer sheets provide the texture, feeling of comfort, and design. Some of the most popular choices are cotton, fleece, polyester, linen, flannel, silk, wool, mink, satin, etc.

They either come from natural or synthetic products.

The properties of the outer sheets influence how they absorb sweat and wick away moisture. Their properties effectively keep you warm or fresh. Your choice should depend on your area’s climate conditions. If you go through the four seasons annually, it’s highly advisable that you own multiple blankets. You have something to keep you fresh and warm for summer and winter respectively.

What is inside a weighted blanket?

The main difference between a regular and weighted blanket is the use of filling materials. The fillers make the weighted blankets heavier than standard ones.

For the filling materials, your choices are limited to either natural or synthetic ones.

Examples of organic or all-natural filling materials are rice, corn, or barley.

Poly pellets or glass beads, meanwhile, are two of the most popular synthetic filling materials.  

Selecting one over the other has its own set of pros and cons.

Organic fillers come cheap but will degrade over time. On the other hand, synthetic fillers are expensive but are durable.