How to use - Weighted Blankets - Gravityblankets UK

How to use

We base the recommendation that the blanket’s weight is around 10% of your body weight on customer experience and research. Nevertheless, in some cases, you may need more or less weight to achieve the intended effect. Ultimately, it is your feelings that decides, as everybody reacts differently. Follow our instructions, and you will find out if your blanket is the right weight for you.

Areas of use

You can use the weighted blanket in many different ways because it has a calming and relaxing effect. And it is particularly beneficial for certain activities.

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Weighted blanket for sleeping

The bedroom is the most common area to use a weighted blanket. It can temporarily or permanently replace a regular blanket. Its weight promotes falling asleep faster and deeper. People with sleep problems, high stress, and anxiety will especially experience improvement by sleeping under a weighted blanket. Thus, they will be able to start the next day more rested.

Couch weighted blanket

Most people end their day comfortably stretched out on the sofa. However, the number of events, meetings, and stress can interfere with the relaxation phase. The blanket's weight stimulates the whole body, allowing it to calm down and achieve the relaxation it needs. A weighted blanket can also provide additional moments of peace and serenity by taking short breaks throughout the day, such as a nap or reading.

Weighted blanket during sports activities

The calming effect of a weighted blanket can be beneficial when participating in certain sports, especially after a hard workout when the body needs to return to a state of relaxation. The weighted blanket is helpful for meditation, yoga, and other exercises. The weight has an additional calming effect and helps the body perceptually and calm our thoughts.

How to use a weighted blanket?

  • Give your body enough time to get used to the weight slowly.
  • Always pay attention to how you feel under the blanket and whether you feel comfortable under it. Your well-being is paramount.
  • The pressure of a weighted blanket should feel pleasant. If you feel uncomfortable, this is a clear sign that the blanket is too heavy.
  • You can place the blanket on specific parts of your body.
  • Use it whenever you feel like it. You can use it every day or for a limited time.

A weighted blanket is not the same as regular bedding. Therefore, you should get your body used to the weight slowly. If at first, its weight may seem too much for you, then it's best to follow our suggestions and gradually increase the time you use it. If you feel comfortable from the start, you can use it for a more extended period. You will then find out if the weight is suitable or if you should increase it.

Our proposed use

  • 15 minutes a day

    Allow your body to get used to the weight slowly. Use the blanket for about 15 minutes at first and see how your body reacts to the weight. Do you feel pleasantly cuddled?

  • 1 hour a day

    Slowly increase the time and observe whether you feel comfortable under the blanket. If necessary, determine whether the weight is too high or low. If so, our customer service department will help you with the replacement.

  • All night

    Your body has adjusted well to the weight, and you do not feel any discomfort. You can now use the blanket all night and improve the quality of your sleep.

  • Has it become a habit?

    People get used to things quickly. Therefore, adjusting to the weight of the weighted blanket is not unusual. There is no need to increase the weight, as you can simply discontinue sleeping under a weighted blanket for a few nights. Then you should be able to feel its effects again.

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