How much does the Gravity Blanket weigh?
How much does the Gravity Blanket weigh?
Best Answer: The Gravity Blanket comes in three weights: 15, 20, or 25 pounds. Despite the differences in weight, they all come in the same size, which is 72" x 48", about the size of your normal throw.Amazon: The Gravity Blanket Original Weighted Blanket ($249)Gravity Blanket: Gravity Cooling Blanket ($259)
Wow! That's heavy. Why does it need to weigh so much?
Well, weighted blankets need to have some weight in it to distinguish themselves from regular blankets and comforters. They should be somewhere between 7-12 percent of your body weight to be effective, which is why Gravity Blanket offers three options.
How would I know which size is right for me?
First, you'll need to weigh yourself. Then calculate what 10 percent of that is, and you'll have an estimate of what weight you should get in terms of The Gravity Blanket.
For example, I calculated 10 percent of my total weight is about 16 pounds, so I think the 15 lb. blanket would be fine enough for me. However, you can get something heavier or even lighter than what you should get, depending on what you feel like having.
Gravity Blanket does not recommend anyone under 50 pounds to use a weighted blanket.
So what are the benefits of using a weighted blanket in the first place?
There are a lot of reasons to use a Gravity Blanket, or weighted blankets in general. They're especially therapeutic for those who suffer from sleeping disorders, anxiety, autism, ADHD/ADD, and more. But if you just have some issues sleeping at night, weighted blankets help out immensely.
The weight of the Gravity Blanket will keep you down, and make it slightly harder to move around. Because fidgeting and moving will feel much more deliberate and require more effort, you'll end up staying still and feel more relaxed. The Gravity Blanket says that the weight is supposed to stimulate the feeling of being held or hugged, which should be relaxing.
The weight from the Gravity Blanket also applies "deep touch pressure stimulation" on your body's pressure points, which should increase serotonin and melatonin levels in your body. This leads to improved sleep, mood, and relaxation.
So if I get one, it's guaranteed to help me sleep better?
Everyone's different, honestly, but it seems that the majority of people who use a weighted blanket, such as The Gravity Blanket, do say their sleep has improved. They fall asleep quicker, sleep deeper, and wake up much more refreshed than before.
Then there are a few people who say that they still wake up an hour later after falling asleep with a weighted blanket, or they just feel like it hasn't helped them at all.
Gravity Blanket, along with other weighted blankets, makes claims that it built the product with scientific research. However, that doesn't guarantee anything. The only way to find out if a weighted blanket would work for you is to try it out for yourself. Luckily, there are a few options.
The one that started it all
The Gravity Blanket is the original weighted blanket, so the company claims. It's super soft, filled with weighted microbeads, and comes with a micro-fiber duvet cover to prevent the blanket from getting dirty. It comes in 15, 20, or 25 lb. sizes and the duvet can be machine washed while the blanket itself is hand wash only.
If you need to stay cool
The Gravity Cooling Blanket is just like the regular Gravity Blanket but it comes with an outer cooling duvet cover. It's made from a cooling fabric that wicks away moisture from your body, so you don't overheat while using it. It's perfect if you get warm easily or live in a warmer climate.
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