How to Choose the Right Weighted Blanket

Weight and Size Explained

A weight chart guide for first-time users

If you have never used a weighted blanket before to know the weight that you like the most, we suggest you consider our recommendations in the weight chart guide below. This is a summary of our research on various studies on weighted blankets and the feedback we received from our users since 2018:

Also, if you are a first-time user, we trust that you will find this weighted blanket quick start guide useful – you will find a step-by-step guide for your first two weeks and have the commonly asked questions answered.

The size of your weighted blanket

Measured 48” by 72”, Aricove weighted blankets are designed for individual use. A weighted blanket is a personal wellness product that should cover more of your body than your bed.

While a bigger size weighted blanket won’t hurt, it won’t offer any additional benefits. It is important to maintain the right weight-to-size ratio according to the weight chart guide above. That way you will receive the appropriate level of deep touch pressure stimulation that help you relax and ultimately sleep better.

I have a king size bed. Do I need a king size weighted blanket?

Your bed size is irrelevant to the ideal size of your weighted blanket and how much comfort it could bring you. You can always use your weighted blanket with a comforter or a top sheet if you preferred. You only need your weighted blanket to be big enough to cover most, or some parts, of your body to feel comfortable.

Should I replace my comforter with a weighted blanket?

Aricove weighted blankets maximize breathability with a cool touch and feel to create an optimal environment for sleep. In the cooler months, you may consider using it with a comforter on top of your weighted blanket. Read this quick start guide on how to use a weighted blanket.

A weighted blanket doesn’t need to be heavy to work

Intuitively, we may think that the heavier a weighted blanket is, the more benefits we could get from it. Interestingly, that is not true.

Imagine an old friend squeezed you tightly after being apart for a long, long time – you’d certainly feel the love in that fully immersed few seconds. But – for 30 minutes? 2 hours? 6 hours? And right before you start counting the sheep at night and throughout the night? Exactly – you would appreciate a lighter, gentle embrace much more!

A body contouring design is the key

Fundamentally, the science behind a weighted blanket is the deep touch pressure stimulation. It works by applying light, gentle pressure on your body like a soft embrace to boost the level of oxytocin and lower the level of cortisol gradually.

It is the most effective when you use a soft and breathable weighted blanket that has a body contouring design so that it can stay closely on your skin. Aricove’s range of weighted blankets is designed exactly for this sleep experience.