What Size Weighted Blanket Should I Get?

Wondering what size weighted blanket you should get? Check out our size chart and helpful tips to make sure you get the perfect fit!

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Decide the weight you need

The first step in deciding which size weighted blanket to buy is to decide the weight you need.

A good rule of thumb is 10% of your body weight plus 1 or 2 pounds. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you would need a 15-pound blanket.

If you are on the borderline between two sizes, it’s usually best to go with the larger size. You can always use a lighter blanket, but if your blanket is too light, it won’t be as effective.

Consider the size

Most people prefer a weighted blanket that’s around 10% of their body weight, but you may want a lighter or heavier blanket depending on your needs. If you tend to sleep hot, you may want to go with a lighter blanket. If you have trouble falling asleep, you may want to opt for a heavier blanket.

Keep in mind that weighted blankets are typically smaller than regular blankets, so they’re not meant to cover your entire body. They’re meant to drape over the majority of your body so they can provide gentle pressure and help you feel more relaxed.

If you’re unsure what size weighted blanket to get, err on the side of caution and go with a lighter blanket. It’s easier to add weight to a light blanket than it is to take weight out of a heavy blanket.

Think about the fabric

Weighted blankets come in different fabrics, such as cotton, polyester, and other materials. Consider what will feel best against your skin. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to choose a natural fabric like cotton. If you tend to get hot at night, a breathable fabric like bamboo may be a good choice.

Consider the fill

There are two main types of fill for weighted blankets: glass beads and poly pellets. Glass beads are often considered to be more durable and they don’t shift around as much as poly pellets, but they can be a bit noisier. Poly pellets are usually cheaper, but they may not last as long. Consider what type of fill you want before you make your purchase.

Choose the right size and weight for you

The size and weight of your weighted blanket should be based on your body size and sleep position.

If you sleep on your side or stomach, a lighter weighted blanket that is 10-15% of your body weight is best. If you sleep on your back, a heavier weighted blanket that is 20-25% of your body weight is best.

blankets come in a variety of sizes and weights to fit everyone from children to adults.