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Weighted Blanket Vs Duvet: Best Blanket For Deep Sleep

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 problems. 

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Before resorting to sleeping pills or melatonin, try improving sleep by creating your ideal sleep environment. This includes determining the type of blankets that perfectly match 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 the pros and cons of duvets vs weighted blankets so you’ll know how each can affect your sleep experience and how you fall asleep.

What Are Weighted Blankets?

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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. 

Sleeping with a weighted 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.

The blanket also lets the body release relaxation chemicals called endorphin and serotonin. Because of this, along with the reduction of stress hormone called cortisol, you get to slip into slumber more easily.

3 Top Benefits Of A Weighted Blanket

Weighted blanket benefits shouldn't be overlooked as they could significantly turn sleepless nights into a calming and restorative evening.

Improves Sleep Quality

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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, weighted blankets help ease symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, and other mental health problems. 

Serves As An Alternative To Medications

Due to 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.

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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 Of Using Weighted Blankets

Might Take Time To Get Used To

Unlike regular blankets, these 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, choose a blanket that’s 10% of your body weight.

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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?

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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.

Besides quilt covers, 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 and usually protected with a duvet cover.  

3 Top Benefits Of Duvets

Suits Any Bedroom Theme

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Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet

Duvet inserts usually come in neutral colors, but many duvet covers in Singapore 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.

Provides Warmth

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

Easy to Maintain

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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 Of Using Duvets

May Trigger Allergies Easily

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Traditional down duvets are typically filled with clusters from the underside of ducks and geese. They may be comfortable nestling into, but they can trigger allergies.

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.  

Shifts Around Easily

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Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet with Corner Loop Ties

Some duvet inserts without hooks and ties can be difficult to keep in place, no matter how much it’s pinned and tied on the inside corners. Unless they're readjusted every day, the material hardly stays where it should and usually lumps toward one side.

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.

Weighted Blanket Or Duvet: Which Should You Buy?

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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.

Who Should Use 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 stimulation or therapy

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Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet

Who Should Use 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

DISCOVER WEAVVE’S BLANKET COLLECTION

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. 

Weighted Blanket

For even weight distribution, our weighted blanket in Singapore is designed with smaller compartments. This structure helps you relax by stimulating the feeling of being held or hugged. 

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Featuring Weavve’s Weighted Blanket

The deep touch pressure offered by the weighted blanket is supposed to make you feel safe and comfortable. Hypoallergenic and non-toxic with a breathable fabric that is machine and dryer safe, these weighted blankets are loaded with benefits.

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TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet

Our TENCEL™ Lyocell duvet is filled with TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers in both its exterior fabric and inner filling - the first in Singapore featuring 100% pure TENCEL™. This eco-friendly material offers excellent thermal regulation properties for blissful rest all night.

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Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet

We designed this new innovative product so Singaporeans can ‘feel 100% all the time’, for both the unpredictable hot and cold weather.

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Here at Weavve, we pride ourselves on being committed to responsible sourcing, production, sale, and use of our products. We take great effort in ensuring that our decisions account for all the people who help build our products, the environment, and our consumers. From Standard 100 by Oeko Tex® certified sheets to SEDEX certified factories, Weavve makes sure that everyone is cared for at every step of the way.

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