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Weighted Blankets: Worth it?

Having a comfortable blanket is crucial for the best possible sleep. A proper blanket should be able to hug you and keep you warm, something weighted blankets claim they can do better! In this article, we’ll discuss what weighted blankets are and their potential benefits.



Weighted blankets are thicker blankets that have added weight to them. This is normally done through the blanket being filled with plastic pellets and has a wide variety of weight added, from 5 lbs up to 30! The 5-10 lbs range is ideal for children while 15-30 lbs can be better for adults. The goal of this is to induce a sort of “pressure therapy” for calming effects. This is done through adding pressure to the entire body which gives similar feelings of being held or hugged.


These are especially popular for adults and children working with anxiety, sleep disorders, autism, and/or ADHD, which these blankets and their calming effects can lower their heart rate, allowing them a more relaxed time sleeping. At its core, it's still a blanket with added potential benefits, the best way to know if it's right for you is to try it yourself!


We hope you found this information on weighted blankets interesting and helpful if you’re considering purchasing one! At Fox Mattress, we craft all our mattresses right here in the USA, so you know you have a premium mattress to sleep on. Give us a call or visit our Holly Hills location to learn more about our premium offerings today!

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