Aricove weighted blankets work by forming Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation on your body as a calming agent to your nervous system. By recreating the snug embrace of a loving hug with over 60 pressure-alleviating spots, your brain is stimulated to produce serotonin (a.k.a. the happy chemical) and oxytocin (a.k.a. the love hormone), and lower the level of cortisol (a.k.a. the stress hormone). As a result, your body is channelled to get to a relaxed state and lured to a more content sleep.
You should expect to feel relaxed, resulting in deeper breaths which generally help you to fall asleep. If this is the first time you use a weighted blanket, your body might need some time to adjust. Body parts such as your legs that don’t often experience similar sensory input such as being held, hugged or squeezed would get more noticeable relaxation in a shorter time.
Anxiety and PTSD cause your brain to release cortisol (a.k.a. the stress hormone) regularly and send signals to other parts of the body to respond to stressors which put your central nervous system under pressure frequently, or whenever you experience it.
Our weighted blankets are designed with over 60 pressure-alleviating spots to deliver an effective Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation. Such nurturing physical contacts can reverse the negative responses triggered by anxiety and PTSD by lowering the level of cortisol and boosting the release of serotonin (a.k.a. the happy chemical) and oxytocin (a.k.a. the love hormone) which help lift your mood and enhance the feelings of love and well-being.
By relaxing your body and lightening the burden on your central nervous system, you are likely to fall asleep quicker and get longer, more content sleep.
When you are at sleep, your body switches to a state of anabolism and it should focus on repair, recover and build up instead of receiving new signals and information. Having easily interrupted sleep could be a sign that your body and mind are still ‘on’ and prepared to take actions subconsciously even when you are asleep, maintained by a high level of cortisol (a.k.a. the stress hormone) that increases your alertness. Waking up, tossing and turning in the middle of sleep are the resulting behaviors.
Our weighted blankets are designed with over 60 pressure-alleviating spots to deliver an effective Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation. The purpose of it is to help you not only fall asleep quicker but also stay asleep uninterrupted for longer maintained by the on-going soothing effect when you are under it.
As your level of cortisol is lower when you are asleep, your body has a lower sense of urgency to respond to the surroundings by tossing, turning or waking up to insignificant disturbance.
Fibromyalgia, arthritis and restless legs syndrome are physical conditions that tend to affect a specific area of the body, commonly causing pains and stiffness.
While a weighted blanket doesn’t cure the conditions, it helps ease the symptoms, and lower the level of stress they place on your nervous system when they are to flare up resulting in more content and uninterrupted sleep.
Your body is under significant tension when you experience the symptoms, which is the way your body responded to it naturally in protecting you and communicating with you. Such tension can lead to a prolonged period of alertness even after it fades away and keeps you up at night.
Our weighted blankets are designed with over 60 pressure-alleviating spots to deliver an effective Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation. The light physical pressure on each spot together soothe your nervous system by lowering cortisol (a.k.a. the stress hormone), relax and calm the tension your body urges to create which could also speed up the restoration to the normal state.
The boosted level of serotonin (a.k.a. the happy chemical) and oxytocin (a.k.a. the love hormone) resulted by such nurturing physical contacts helps stabilize your mood overall and make you fall asleep faster and easier being less anxious about the symptoms. It might also lower the chance of symptoms flaring up when your body is in a relaxed state under our weighted blanket.
Bamboo fabric has natural hypoallergenic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Bamboo fabric's ability wicking moisture away helps keep your Aricove weighted blanket dry. This creates an unfavorable environment for bacteria, microbes or microscopic pests to grow.
Therefore, it is not only kind to your skin but also very hygienic.
The additional weight of an Aricove weighted blanket comes from the high quality micro-glass beads sewn into the blanket.
Glass beads are uniformly distributed in each 4" x 4" square compartments as well as the intervals between them. The diagonal pattern allows your Aricove weighted blanket to stay closely to your body contouring your body shape no matter what your most comfortable posture is.
Therefore, weight does not transfer or gather in one spot but efficiently spread across your body for sleep or to relax.
Not at all. The micro glass beads measure 0.08mm to 0.1mm each, being wrapped around by high performance 3D hot melt microfiber, a flexible non-deforming fiber with no glue spraying during production process unlike its traditional polyester or cotton counterpart.
An additional double fabric layer is added between fabrics to keep the beads movement gentle and more effectively stay at where they should be following your body posture.
Every Aricove weighted blankets has superior breathability and thermoregulation ability. They are configured to have the best natural temperature regulation properties compared to the competing products. This naturally breathable feature is particularly important for a weighted blanket since it has to stay close to our skins with little air between the blanket and our skins (so overall gets hot easily as our body respires and perspires under it).
One of the main reasons bamboo viscose fabric is used to because it has a vapor transmission rate that is twice as high as cotton. Rather than allowing moisture to get trapped within the pores of the fabric, the unique weave structure facilitates wicking them away efficiently and having them evaporate into the air. That prevents not only the damp stickiness and stuffy feeling caused by high humidity but also cool down the 'microclimate' under the blanket by letting the warmer moistures and air to go.
Bamboo viscose's weave structure is a lot tighter than cotton. That also allows some airflows to exchange regularly (results are more significant when air-conditioning/fan is on). So that the temperature under the blanket remains close to your natural body temperature that is best for sleeping throughout, instead of being too hot or too cold (Studies have found that the optimal temperature for sleep is at around 60F to 68F) all year-round.
However, do keep in mind that if the air temperature is high in your room, the function of exchanging air would have less impact on keeping you cool - please consider having air-conditioning/fan on to cool down your room first.
Bamboo is one of the world’s most renewable material due to its fast-growing nature. It requires very little water and no pesticides to survive. After harvested, it regenerates itself to full mass in less than 6 months.
Majority of bamboo fabrics are biodegradable. Comparing to other similar types of tree, it takes in 5 times more greenhouse gases and produce 35% more oxygen.
Our blanket is soft to touch compared to the competing products for 3 reasons in our design:
1) Choice of fabric - bamboo viscose is known for its silky soft texture, close to cotton of at least 750-1000 thread count.
2) 7-layer design - with fillings on both sides of the blanket and an additional layer inside to keep micro-glass beads in place. Most of other weighted blankets have only 4 or 5 layers.
3) 4" by 4" small pockets in diagonal alternating with intervals - to prevent micro-glass beads from gathering at the bottom of the squares and forming those pencils but, instead, contour the body better leveraging this unique sewing pattern.
It is cheaper and easier for the manufacturer/factory to make when those squares are in grid pattern parallel to the edges and in a larger size (mostly 6"x6" or even 8"x8") but such design makes it feel tougher when in use and also makes the user feel being pinned/held down.
In short, an Aricove weighted blanket is an all-natural smart sleep device that helps the user fall asleep quicker, stay asleep longer and rise refreshed and vitalized the next day.
Aricove weighted blanket is designed to improve sleep quality of everyday people by optimizing all features that a blanket can possibly provide.
You can use your Aricove weighted blanket for many good night sleeps in bed like the way you use a regular blanket.
Alternatively, you can keep it on your couch for relaxation anytime.
One person. Aricove weighted blanket is designed for individual use for optimized result.
While many vendors sell weighted blankets of bigger sizes have made commercial claim that they can be shared by more than one person, such idea disrupts distribution of weight and makes a weighted blanket less effective.
15lb or 20lb, most suitable for adult use.
Your Aricove weighted blanket should weigh between 9.5% – 11.5% of your body weight.
48” x 72” each for individual use. This maximizes the benefits a weighted blanket can offer. It sufficiently covers any individual up to 6 ft tall.
A bigger sized weighted blanket is also less efficient in weight distribution - most of its mass needs to be on you rather than on your bed.
While many vendors sell weighted blankets of bigger sizes have made commercial claim that they can be shared by more than one person, such idea disrupts the weight distribution of a blanket and makes a weighted blanket less effective.
Micro-glass beads are sewn into micro-squares measure 4" x 4" each maximum alternating with intervals of 1" width maximum. Therefore, it contours your body perfectly and glass beads can shift only within a small range and maintain evenly spread when you move.
An additional layer is quilted over the micro glass beads inside the blanket to minimize chance of leak.
The outer fabric is made of 100% viscose from bamboo which is a popular luxurious soft fabric for baby and toddler bedding articles, thanks to its premium silky touch. Put it in perspective, bamboo fabric of 300 thread count is equivalent to around 1000 thread count on cotton's term.
The micro glass beads measure 0.08mm to 0.1mm each, being wrapped around by high performance 3D hot melt microfiber, a flexible non-deforming fiber with no glue spraying during production process unlike majority of its polyester or cotton counterpart, to keep the blanket fluffy and soft with the added weight.
Made in China by our manufacturing partner certified ISO9001 and ISO14001.
Laundry & General Care
Aricove weighted blanket and cover are machine washable at 86°F maximum with a gentle cycle. Although bamboo is a durable fabric itself, its strength is reduced when in water. You are advisable to wash your Aricove weighted blanket or blanket cover separately to prevent unnecessary kneading and abrasion caused by other articles of clothing.
You are recommended to use a blanket cover and have it washed as needed instead to keep your blanket fresh.
The best way to dry your weighted blanket or weighted blanket cover to line dry them. This will not only straighten out the fabric but also preserve the delicate fibers and texture more effectively.
If you prefer to use a dryer, ensure a delicate tumble cycle with low heat setting will be used to prevent damages to the fabric.
All bamboo fabric used by Aricove have been through pre-wash and pre-shrunk treatment. However, bamboo fabric is sensitive to heat and you are advisable not to wash or dry your weighted blanket or weighted blanket cover in high heat.
You are highly recommended to follow care instruction attached to the product to prevent unforeseen shrinkage.
It is recommended to use mild and biodegradable laundry detergent for washing your Aricove weighted blanket or blanket cover. Bamboo fabric is sensitive to acid and alkali, which is a chemical found in some laundry detergents or washing powders claimed to have strong stain removal property.
You are recommended to line dry your weighted which is one of the most effective ways to keep your weighted blanket or blanket cover straightened after wash. Alternatively, remove your bedding articles from the dryer as soon as the dry cycle completed and keep it on a flat surface.
Please use low temperature if ironing is needed.
Keep your weighted blanket and blanket cover in a cool dry place. Despite of its natural hypoallergenic, antibacterial & antimicrobial properties, long exposure in a close and humid environment could eventually cause mold to build up. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for an extended period of time.
General Shipping & Order
Yes. They are designed to be the perfect gift for you and your loved ones. It also comes in an exterior protective carton to ensure it will arrive in its best condition. If it was not the case, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to make sure everything is taken care of.
Currently, we ship only to the United States. We will be expanding our logistics to the rest of the world shortly, so stay tuned for updates.
Yes, Aricove offers free standard shipping on all orders placed on our website to the 50 states within the United States.
It depends on where you are. Orders processed will take 1-5 business days to arrive. Delivery details will be provided in your confirmation email.
Please contact us directly as soon as possible shall you wish to make changes. Inventory will be arranged in a short period of time once we receive your order. If your order has been shipped before we receive your request, we will work with you to proceed an exchange.
Please contact us directly as soon as possible shall you wish to cancel your order. Inventory will be arranged in a short period of time once we receive your order. If your order has been shipped before we receive your request, we will work with you to proceed a return.
Aricove offers 3-year warranty on manufacturer defects. This is only applicable with valid proof of purchase from Aricove directly.
If you are dissatisfied with your product for any reason or have encountered a defect in your unit, please contact us at email@example.com and we will work with you to make sure everything is taken care of.
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