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Best Blanket For Deep Sleep: Weighted Blanket vs Duvet

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Solid sleep is key to good health. Unfortunately, a good night’s rest continues to elude many. This fact is emphasized by the Philips’ sleep survey, which reveals that Singaporeans are saying they’re not satisfied with their sleep despite getting the recommended minimum hours of sleep per night.

 

If you’re struggling with the same dilemma, don’t worry. There’s a solution to your sleep woes. 

 

Before resorting to sleeping pills, try improving sleep by creating your ideal sleep environment. This includes determining the type of blankets that perfectly matches your needs and preferences.

 

Today, some of the most popular Singapore blankets include weighted blankets and duvets. While they both aid in getting good sleep, they have striking differences that can affect your purchasing decision. In this article, we tackle their pros and cons so you’ll know how each can affect your sleep experience and how you fall asleep.

 

What Are Weighted Blankets?

Weighted blankets, also called gravity blankets, are heavier than regular ones. They are sewn together with weight from discs, sand, pellets, or glass beads. There are many types of filling materials for weighted blankets.

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Sleeping with this blanket is like receiving a comforting hug after a long, tiring day. It produces a calming effect by stimulating deep touch and gentle pressure zones. This causes the nervous system to calm down and the body to relax, lowering the heart rate. This in turn reduces the likelihood of restless leg syndrome too.

 

This blanket lets the body release relaxation chemicals called endorphin and serotonin. Also, it reduces the stress hormone called cortisol. As a result, you get to slip into slumber more easily.

 

Benefits Of A Weighted Blanket

Improves Sleep Quality

Getting better sleep quality is one of the best benefits of a weighted blanket. Similar to a swaddle, it lets you feel snug and cozy. It also helps you doze off more quickly by giving a sense of security. This is especially helpful for those with sleep disorders, such as stress and anxiety.

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According to a study conducted by the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, this type of blanket offers better sleep maintenance, reduces fatigue, and minimizes insomnia severity. Additionally, it supports people with mental health problems by easing symptoms of depression and anxiety disorder.

Serves as an Alternative to Medications

Because of their therapeutic characteristics, weighted blankets are being increasingly used for medical purposes. They’re an alternative to drug-based treatments to alleviate the symptoms of different medical conditions.

Soothes Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders

This blanket is frequently used to help people with sensory processing disorders by stimulating the sense of touch. That said, it may provide therapeutic benefits for those with autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

 

Cons

Might Take Time to Get Used To

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Unlike regular blankets, these blankets can take several nights to get used to. They may seem heavy on the body, especially if you’re not used to sleeping with a blanket. To ensure comfort, get one that’s 10% of your body weight. We recommend that you look through our guide on weighted blanket before making conclusive considerations.

Takes A Longer Time To Fall Asleep

If you quickly feel too warm at night, sleeping under this type of blanket might make you uncomfortably hot. Try looking for a cooling and breathable weighted blanket to stay cool as you get your good night’s rest.

Might Be Costly

These heavy blankets may not be for you if you’re on a tight budget. Since they’re usually produced using raw materials, the labor and the longer production time required in creating them make them quite expensive.

 

What Are Duvets?

Duvets, derived from the French word for down or feathers, serve as a top layer of the bed. Between comforter vs duvet, duvets are soft flat bags filled with down, feathers, cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers. Because of their fillings, they can have different weights and offer varying levels of warmth.

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Besides quilt, This type of blanket is sometimes called comforters in American English. However, it actually originated from northern European and Scandinavian cultures. It is traditionally made with duck or goose feathers. Also, It is protected with a duvet cover. If you are still unsure, you can head on over to our guide to know how to identify and choose the perfect duvet.

 

Pros

Suits Any Bedroom Theme

Duvet inserts usually come in neutral colors, but many duvet covers have various colors and designs. In short, they’re versatile. Simply changing their covers up can make switching up styles in the bedroom a lot easier.

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Provides Warmth

Depending on their filling and the materials they have, duvets offer warmth and good insulation. They’re especially useful to cold sleepers or those in a colder climate.

Easy to Maintain

This blanket doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. It is lightweight, making it easier to care for. 

 

It also doesn’t have to be washed as often as a regular blanket. While some need to be dry cleaned, others are easier to clean since you can pop them into the washer and dryer.

 

 

Cons

Trigger Allergies Easily

Down duvet inserts are filled with clusters from the underside of ducks and geese. They may be comfortable nestling into, but they can trigger allergies. 

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The air pockets of duvets can also trap dirt, dust, and other allergens. For these reasons, you may consider getting duvets that make use of hypoallergenic fillings and shells like TENCEL™ fibers to prevent you from coughing and sneezing all night.  

Can Be A Hassle to Assemble

When inserting the duvet into the cover, it has to be evenly distributed. This means it needs to be fluffed and shaken when it’s already inside the cover to achieve an even surface. But don’t worry, head on to our blog post to read more on how to put on a duvet cover here.

Shifts Around Easily

Keeping the duvet insert in place can be difficult, no matter how much it’s pinned and tied on the inside corners. Unless it’s readjusted every day, it hardly stays where it should and usually lumps toward one side.

 

Weighted Blanket or Duvet: Which Should You Buy?

After knowing the pros and cons of weighted blankets and duvets, you might still be wondering which one to buy based on your sleep habits. The answer mainly depends on your intention. Weighted blankets are primarily bought for therapeutic purposes, while duvets are purchased to enjoy general comfort. To learn more, you may use this as your reference:

 

Who Can Benefit From It?

Pros And Cons Of Weighted Blankets

  • Individuals with anxiety-related disorders 
  • People with autism, PTSD, ADHD, and other disorders that can affect sleep
  • Individuals who can benefit from deep pressure therapy

 

Pros And Cons Of Duvets

  • Sleepers who want low-maintenance blankets
  • Individuals who prefer a fluffy look to their bed
  • People who love using their blankets to complement their bedroom style

 

Conclusion

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Something about tucking into bed and snuggling into the coziest blankets makes sleeping incredibly comfortable. Whether you’re ready to buy a high-quality weighted blanket or the best duvet in Singapore, you can find what you need here at Weavve. Do check out our ultimate guide for our duvets and weighted blankets for more information.

 

DISCOVER WEAVVE’S WEIGHTED BLANKET

Weavve’s Weighted Blanket is designed with smaller compartments for even weight distribution, helping you to relax by stimulating the feeling of being held or hugged. 

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The deep touch pressure offered by the weighted blanket is supposed to make you feel safe, relaxed, and comfortable. Hypoallergenic and non-toxic with a breathable fabric that is machine and dryer safe. Not only are these weighted blankets loaded with benefits, but they are also an environmentally friendly option as well! This makes it the perfect choice for many of you.

 

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DISCOVER WEAVVE’S TENCEL™ LYOCELL DUVET 

Weavve’s TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet is the first in Singapore featuring 100% pure TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers in both its exterior fabric and inner filling, providing you with great thermal regulation properties for maximum comfort and rest.

Weavve’s TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet

Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet

 

We designed this product to help everyone sleep better through the night, for both the unpredictable hot and cold weather. We hope that with this new innovative product, every Singaporean can ‘feel 100% all the time’. For cooler and fresher sleep, you may head on over to purchase our 100% TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet.

 

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