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How Heavy Should Your Weighted Blanket Be?

Apr 03, 2023

Picking up the perfect weight for your body is important if you are to enjoy the benefits of sleeping with a Weighted Blanket. The weight of the weighted blanket relies on the user's age and weight. This article will break down the various age groups to help you make the best choice!

How Heavy Are Weighted Blankets

YNM offers a wide range of weights across various sizes! This variety is important so users can find the perfect weight for their particular needs and bed size. People often ask us, “how heavy of a Weighted Blanket do I need” and the first response is to determine what user category they fall under. Below are the three types of user profiles we design for and the weight ranges within each category:

  • For Children: choose weighted blankets of 5 lbs, 7 lbs or 10 lbs
  • For Adults: go for the options of 15 lbs, 20 lbs or 25 lbs
  • For Couples: consider 20 lbs, 25 lbs or 30 lbs weighted blankets

This only addresses the question of how heavy a weighted blanket is. Now, we should find out how to select the specific weight of blankets based on your specific situations.

Kid Hiding Under A Flower YNM Weighted Blanket

How Heavy Should A Weighted Blanket Be For Children

When making a purchase for a child, picking the right weight is important to get right. They must be able to move the blanket without any assistance. Being unable to do so means they are too young for the blanket.

With that said, many parents buy their kids a Weighted Blanket to help them enjoy the various benefits of using one. You can learn more about these benefits here.

Weighted Blanket for Kids: How heavy?

  • For Kids who weigh between 40 lbs - 70 lbs, purchase the Kids - 5 lbs Weighted Blanket
  • For Kids who weigh between 70 lbs - 90 lbs, purchase the Kids - 7 lbs Weighted Blanket
  • For Kids who weigh between 90 lbs - 120 lbs, purchase the Kids - 10 lbs Weighted Blanket

How Heavy Should A Weighted Blanket Be For Adults

For adults, there are still other factors to consider when choosing the right weight of blankets. What size mattress do you sleep on? We provide a range of options for all bed sizes in our store. The reason why we increase the weight for larger mattresses is to compensate for the weight which is distributed across the entire bed as you sleep.

Single/Twin Size Bed

  • For Adults who weigh between 120 lbs - 190 lbs, purchase the Single - 15 lbs Weighted Blanket
  • For Adults who weigh over 190 lbs, purchase the Single - 20 lbs Weighted Blanket

Full/Queen Size Bed

  • For Adults who weigh between 120 lbs - 190 lbs, purchase the Double - 15 lbs Weighted Blanket
  • For Adults who weigh between 190 lbs - 240 lbs, purchase the Double - 20 lbs Weighted Blanket
  • For Adults who weigh between 240 lbs - 290 lbs, purchase the Double - 25 lbs Weighted Blanket

How Heavy Should A Weighted Blanket Be For Couples

Share the bed with a partner? We offer a range of Weighted Blankets to help you find the best choice of Weighted Blanket for you both. You can find an average between both of your weights and choose the weight which suits you both.

Queen/King Size Bed

  • If the lightest person in the couple weighs 120 lbs-190 lb, purchase the King - 20 lbs Weighted Blanket
  • If the lightest person in the couple weighs 190 lbs-240 lbs, purchase the King - 25 lbs Weighted Blanket
  • If the lightest person in the couple weighs 240 lbs-290 lbs, purchase the King - 30 lbs Weighted Blanket

How Heavy Should A Weighted Blanket Be For Elderly

Another popular group of users is the Elderly. As the blankets are great for aches and pain relief, the blankets have gained a lot of popularity within elderly communities worldwide.

What’s important is to first consult with a Doctor or Therapist and discuss whether a Weighted Blanket would suit them and their needs. They also must be able to remove the blanket without any assistance.

If all of the above is fine, then you can consult how heavy a Weighted Blanket should be for Adults section above for purchase guidance.

Woman Sat At Desk On Laptop Under YNM Weighted Blanket

Ultimately, it’s all about finding the right Weighted Blanket for your circumstances and needs. While there is no right or wrong answer to how heavy should a Weighted Blanket be - it’s a case of researching the options and finding the best fit.

We also want to help you make the right purchase at the first time of looking. All of the information we present in this article can be viewed in our size guide, where we also include some great images to help you better understand the Weighted Blankets and their weight recommendations.

How To Tell If Your Weighted Blanket Is A Good Fit

Once you have made your purchase, there are some clear signs to help you better establish whether you have made the best purchase for your size and weight:

  • Improves Your Sleep
  • Zero Discomfort
  • No Pains When You Wake
  • Doesn’t Disrupt Your Sleep
  • You Stay Asleep For Most of the Night

    Finding out how heavy your Weighted Blanket should be might seem harder than it looks, but you only need to purchase a blanket within your weight range. It’s easy to tell if the Weighted Blanket is too heavy for you or suits your sleeping style!

    How heavy should a Weighted Blanket be comes down to you. If you want to try a YNM Weighted Blanket, then you can use the button below. Make sure you take advantage of the great deals we run too!