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Weighted Blanket Vs Duvet: Best Blanket For Deep Sleep

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Do you prefer a weighted blanket's cosy embrace or a duvet's cooling feel? Find out their striking differences in this post!

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  • Decide based on your based on your sleep habits and intention.
  • Note that some blanket filling material can trigger allergies.

Solid sleep is key to good health. Unfortunately, a good night’s rest continues to elude many. This fact is emphasised 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. 

Weighted Blanket

Featuring Weavve’s Weighted Blanket

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

Today, some of the most popular 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 also 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?


Also called gravity blankets, these 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 you can choose from


Girl sleeping on weighted blanket

Featuring Weavve’s Weighted Blanket

Using these weighted layers 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.

It 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


Girl sleeping on weighted blanket

Featuring Weavve’s Weighted Blanket

According to a study conducted by the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, the weight 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, weighed 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 covering 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 ones, 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. A rule of thumb is to choose an item that’s 10% of your body weight.

If you quickly feel too warm at night, sleeping under this type of cover might make you uncomfortably hot. Try looking for a breathable weighed blanket or use a cooling duvet cover to stay sweat-free as you get your good night’s rest. 

Weighted blanket size guide

Might Be Costly


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


What Are Duvets?


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Featuring Weavve’s TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet

A duvet, derived from the French word for down or feathers, serves as a top layer of the bed. It originated from northern European and Scandinavian cultures. It is traditionally made with duck or goose feathers and usually protected with a cover.  

Oftentimes, people use the terms comforter vs duvet interchangeably but there are notable differences. For one, the latter needs a cover while a comforter can be used alone. 


Top 3 Benefits Of Duvets


Suits Any Bedroom Theme


Weavve's TENCEL Lyocell Duvet

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.


Regulates Temperature


Depending on their filling and materials, duvets in Singapore offer warmth and good insulation. Some high-quality ones designed for all seasons also have excellent temperature-regulating properties so you can stay comfortable no matter the weather. They are especially perfect for people residing in Singapore which has a tropical climate but can sometimes have cold nights.


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 and put inside the covers as compared to weighted ones. 

It also doesn’t have to be washed as often as a regular bedding. 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 can also trap dirt, dust, and other allergens. For these reasons, you may consider getting something that makes use of hypoallergenic fillings and shells like TENCEL™ fibres to prevent you from coughing and sneezing all night.


Shifts Around Easily


A White TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet with Corner Loop Ties

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

Some 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


It can be a struggle, but don't fret because there's an easy way to change the covers. We have a step-by-step guide in inserting the duvet into the cover to help you. Remember to have it 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 both types of blankets, you might still be wondering which one to buy based on your sleep habits. The answer mainly depends on your intention. Weighed ones are primarily bought for therapeutic purposes, while the latter are purchased to enjoy general comfort.


Who Should Use Weighed 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


girl sleeping TENCEL™ Lyocell Duvet

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 

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