Our 'Blizzard' weighted blanket is one of our most luxurious blankets, made with a gorgeous dark greyish-brown faux fur fabric that gradients to a white tip with an incredibly soft feel and light feathery movement. Perfect size to mould to your body like a warm hug and help you have the most deep and restful sleep.
A great double size for any young person or adult with the extra 1.8m in length and 1.5m in width - perfect for sleep. The gorgeous colours and the super soft and luxurious textures create a fun and beneficial addition of visual and tactile sensory stimulation to the calming weighted effect.
This Weighted Blanket measures approximately 1.8m x 1.5m and is available in several different weight ranges: 3kg, 3.5kg, 4kg, 4.5kg, 5kg, 5.5kg, 6kg, 6.6kg, 7kgs, 7.5kg, 8kg, 8.5kg, and 9kgs.
'The Blizzard' Weighted Blanket / 1.8m x 1.5m
All our weighted blankets are made with a double stitched insert, which is gridded up into small 10cm squares and are filled with plastic poly pellets to evenly distribute the weighted pressure to ensure maxium therapeutic benefits with minimal movement.
We then double stich the weighted insert into a beautifully made double stitched cover, so that you don't have to see or feel the gridded stitching or lose any of the aesthetic appeal of our gorgeous designs or luxurious furry fabrics.
We are proud to make a range of weighted products that look beautiful and feel beautiful.
What are the benefits?
Weighted Blankets can be effective sensory solutions to reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and attention, and enhance positive mood and emotions. With benefits for just about anyone, weighted blankets can be used for comfort, relaxation and to provide deep and restful sleep.
How does it work?
The weight acts as a type of deep pressure touch therapy that results in feeling grounded, comforted and calm in a physical and psychological way. When the weighted pressure is deeply applied to your body, serotonin is produced, which lifts your mood and your nervous system relaxes. The serotonin then naturally converts to melatonin and your body feels comforted and calm, enabling your mind and body to relax and rest.
How are they made?
All our weighted blankets are handcrafted with the highest quality and care in Newcastle, Australia. We offer two weighted filling choices: plastic poly pellets and micro glass beads. We then double stitch and double layer with four layers of fabric to ensure the best strength and durability for all our products.
Micro glass beads or plastic poly pellets?
We offer both choices to provide the best product for your needs. Plastic poly pellets are a larger sized bead (5mm diameter approx.) and are a great for lighter weights to fill a larger sized blanket. Plastic poly pellets also work well in our weighted lap cushions to give the cushion a lovely rounded form. Micro glass beads are a much finer filling option (1-2mm approx), similar to the consistency of sand. Glass beads are a great option to weight heavier blankets without the added bulk that plastic pellets have and enable us to add additional weight into a smaller item. Micro glass beads are also a much quieter option (less rustling when moving), which often makes this a better choice for weighted blankets that will be used to help sleep.
What weight should I choose?
The recommended weight for a weighted blanket is approximately 10% of the individuals body weight + 500 grams. This can also vary depending on the individuals sensory needs and preferences, as some people may prefer a much heavier or lighter feeling.
If you are choosing one of our single or double sized weighted blankets, we recommend adding an additional 1-2kgs to make up for the weight that's now evenly dispersed across the whole blanket.
A good rule to keep in mind is that a weighted blanket needs to be heavy enough to provide therapeutic benefits but light enough that the individual can remove it - so it mostly is about individual preference!
Spot clean or gentle handwash entire blanket in cold soapy water.
Lay flat outside to air dry in shade.
We are also more than happy to create a custom made weighted blanket of any size or weight - with a huge range of colours to choose from. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your specifications for a free quote!