For individual use
As a general rule of thumb, our recommendation is to select a blanket weight that’s roughly 10% of the intended user’s body weight for individual use.
Sharing with a partner
For couples who would like to share the use of a single weighted blanket, the general guideline is to choose a blanket weight that’s roughly 7% of the combined weight.
Do keep in mind these considerations if you are thinking of sharing a blanket:
Firstly, the weight of each individual should not differ too much. Too much of a difference may lead to unequal weight distribution which results in limited effectiveness. A solution to this would be for both of you to get separate blankets.
Secondly, if there is a difference in sleeping styles. Do one of you prefer to be warm and snuggled up at night where the other prefers the cooling breeze from the air conditioner? If the sleeping styles between both of you do not match, sharing might not be suitable and an individual one would suffice.
Tip 1: If you're using this for general use, without specific conditions, we recommend going with a lower weight option.
If you experience sleep related conditions like insomnia or anxiety, selecting the weight based on the 10% guideline could help you experience a greater benefit from a heavier weight.
Tip 2: If you’re in between sizes, we recommend selecting the lower of the weight options.
Tip 3: The weighted blanket is designed to provide pressure across your body, hence it is okay if it does not fit your mattress size! The blanket should lay on top of the bed without hanging over at the sides.
Like any change to sleeping environment, it can take a while for both your body and mind to adjust to the blanket. While it may feel unnatural at first, give yourself sufficient time and you will soon be able to experience its wonders!