Most Affordable Weighted Blankets for Adults
Do weighted blankets have benefits for adults?
The short answer to this question is “Yes, definitely”. Weighted blankets have become increasingly popular for children with sensory disorders, however, they can be just as therapeutic for adults as well. Adults have the same medical conditions, anxieties, and needs for comfort as children so weighted blankets provide the same assistance. Just like with any blanket for children, the right blanket for an adult will depend on his or her personal preferences and needs. Fortunately there are many options catering specifically to adults including Yorkville Blanket Company. Weighted blankets can be used by anybody and everybody for everyday use to help comfort and provide a long nights sleep.
Is my weighted blanket heavy enough?
The most important factor when looking for a weighted blanket for an adult is how heavy the blanket is. Weighted blankets are not one size fit all and they should be tailored in size and weight for the user. Generally the occupational therapists recommend approximately 10% of your body weight for the ideal blanket. If the blanket does not wrap all the way around you or is not heavy enough for your size you will not be taking advantage of the therapeutic benefits of a weighted blanket. An ideal blanket should be apply firm pressure across your body without feeling suffocating. A blanket that is too heavy could make you feel trapped and could even be dangerous. It is recommended you follow the guide below when searching for the best blanket for you.
|Body Weight||Minimum Blanket Weight||Maximum Blanket Weight||Recommended|
|30 lbs.||3 lbs.||5 lbs.||Small|
|40 lbs.||4 lbs.||6 lbs.||Small|
|50 lbs.||4 lbs.||7 lbs.||Small|
|60 lbs.||5 lbs.||8 lbs.||Small|
|70 lbs.||5 lbs.||9 lbs.||Small|
|80 lbs.||6 lbs.||10 lbs.||Medium|
|90 lbs.||7 lbs.||10 lbs.||Medium|
|100 lbs.||8 lbs.||12 lbs.||Medium|
|110 lbs.||8 lbs.||13 lbs.||Medium|
|120 lbs.||10 lbs.||15 lbs.||Medium|
|130 lbs.||10 lbs.||16 lbs||Large|
|140 lbs.||10 lbs.||16 lbs.||Large|
|150 lbs.||10 lbs.||16 lbs.||Large|
|160 lbs.||10 lbs.||18 lbs.||Large|
|170 lbs.||10 lbs.||18 lbs.||Large|
|180 lbs.||10 lbs.||18 lbs.||Large|
|190 lbs.||10 lbs.||18 lbs.||Large|
|200 lbs.||10 lbs.||18 lbs.||Extra Large|
|210 lbs.||12 lbs.||20 lbs||Extra Large|
|220 lbs.||12 lbs.||20 lbs.||Extra Large|
|230 lbs.||12 lbs.||21 lbs.||Extra Large|
|240 lbs.||12 lbs.||22 lbs.||Extra Large|
|250 lbs.||12 lbs.||22 lbs.||Extra Large|
|260 lbs.||12 lbs.||22 lbs.||Extra Large|
|270 lbs.||12 lbs.||22 lbs.||Extra Large|
|280+ lbs.||14 lbs.||24 lbs.||Extra Large|
Weighted Blanket for Adults Benefit
Yorkville Blankets have been designed with care to simulate the security and calming effects of a great hug!
Weighted blankets are incredibly effective tools for helping children and adults cope with a variety of disorders and provide calming pressure throughout the night. By evenly distributing the weight across the blanket, the blanket provides pressure and sensory input throughout the body to help relax tenseness. The pressure provided by the weight of the blankets provides input to the brain, producing a calming effect much in the way a great hug does. Weighted blankets are recommended by Occupational Therapists to help children and adults cope with Anxiety, Insomnia, Autism, ADD/ADHD, ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder), sleep disorders, Restless Leg Syndrome, PTSD, and many other disorders.
Where can I buy cheap weighted blankets for adults?
You are in luck! You can buy weighted blankets for adults right here on our website. Our medium and largest size weighted blankets are both great for adults depending on your size and weight tolerance. See here for more information on how you can purchase!