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Sensory Calming Weighted Blanket

Regular price
$59.00
Sale price
$59.00

Info: Available in 2 Weights & Sizes, With Several Cover Options

As the name implies, weighted blankets include some type of fairly heavy fill within them in order for you to feel like you're being enveloped by a warm, soft embrace as they cover you. Some find this can relieve tension (like a good massage), ease anxiety and promote a sense of calm, and produce a more restful sleep. They can vary a fair bit in size, price, quality, and features, but these ones from Relaxus represent a good, affordable entry point.

Info: Available in 2 Weights & Sizes, With Several Cover Options

As the name implies, weighted blankets include some type of fairly heavy fill within them in order for you to feel like you're being enveloped by a warm, soft embrace as they cover you. Some find this can relieve tension (like a good massage), ease anxiety and promote a sense of calm, and produce a more restful sleep. They can vary a fair bit in size, price, quality, and features, but these ones from Relaxus represent a good, affordable entry point.

Product Notes:

Shipping Note: Most AvivaHealth.com orders over $100 are eligible for free shipping within Canada, but due to the weight of these items, weighted blankets may not be eligible for our normal shipping policies. Additional shipping charges will be required to deliver to many locations (particularly rural and remote addresses). If so, you will be contacted by customer service before your order is processed.

Sensory Calming Weighted Blanket

Not all weighted blankets or wraps are alike. Some use fairly odd types of materials as the fill (such as sand, stones, steel beads, or even some dried foods such as beans which could attract pests or accumulate bacteria or mold or mildew); and some have simpler construction which allow the fill to move around a lot (to become too light in some areas or too heavy, clumped together, or simply uncomfortable in others).

Not the Sensory Calming Weighted Blankets, for several reasons. First, they use tiny hypoallergenic, biologically inert, non-porous glass beads as the fill (which won't absorb moisture or attract dust mites or foster other health irritants such as mold). Then to ensure an even distribution of the weight throughout the blanket which will stay that way, they place those micro glass beads in a series of individually sewn squares (4-inch squares in the 5 pound blankets, or 5-inch squares in the 15 pound one). Finally, the external fabric they use - a blend of cotton and polyester - is able to wick away moisture, which helps keep the interior remain free of mold and mildew and pests.

Size and Weight Options

To use as a full body covering, it is generally recommended that a weighted blanket should weigh about ten to twelve percent of the user's total body weight.

There are two size and weight options available here:

* The 5 lb Weighted Blankets, which would thus be recommended for users weighing from about 40 to 60 pounds, which is why two of these types are oriented to kids, with colorful covers featuring cartoon animals or dinosaurs. These Kids covers have different colours and patterns on their other sides, as shown in the final product photo (which shows their top corners being folded over to show the undersides), but they are not technically fully reversible, due to the hem detail only really being on one side.

Please note, these 5 pound blankets are only about half the size of a standard twin size blanket. Mind you, at 36 inches wide x 48" long (or 3 by 4 feet, or 91.4 x 121.9 cm), it's certainly large enough to cover most people's actual bodies (except for the lower legs and feet), so even adults might be able to derive some benefits by using the simple black covered version of these as a wrap to have a nap with or to 'chill out' with while seated on a couch or easy chair.

* the 15 lb Adult Weighted Blanket, which would thus be recommended for users weighing from 125 to 150 pounds (or even up to 170 pounds, according to some guides). These blankets, which only come in the basic black, are much larger, at 60 by 80 inches (or 5 by 6-2/3rds feet, or 152.4 by 203.2 cm). While these are not quite the same as an entire full or queen size blanket (which are made to cover the entire mattress and drape over their sides), they are certainly large enough to cover virtually any adult's body on a bed of those sizes.

Care Instructions:

Do not wash the weighted blankets: spot clean only. The removable duvet covers are 100% machine washable.


Product Options:
5 lb, Compact Half Size (36 x 48"), Black Cover - $59.00
15 lb, Full/Queen Size (60 x 80"), Black Cover - $129.00
5 lb, Compact Half Size (36 x 48"), 'Dino Land' Cover - $88.00
5 lb, Compact Half Size (36 x 48"), 'Jungle Land' Cover - $88.00