Weighted Blankets for Adults

Why a weighted blanket for adults?

Although weighted blankets have become increasingly popular for children with sensory disorders or trouble sleeping they can be great for adults as well. Adults have the same medical conditions, mental anxieties, and need for comfort brought by weighted blankets and fortunately there are many options catering specifically to adults as well. Weighted blankets are becoming more popular for anybody and everybody for everyday use to help comfort and provide a long nights sleep for adults


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.

Person Weight Blanket Weight
100 lbs 12 lbs
105 lbs 12 lbs
110 lbs 13 lbs
115 lbs 13 lbs
120 lbs 15 lbs
125 lbs 15 lbs
130 lbs 16 lbs
135 lbs 16 lbs
140 lbs 16 lbs
145 lbs 16 lbs
150 lbs 16 lbs
160 lbs 18 lbs
165 lbs 18 lbs
170 lbs 18 lbs
175 lbs 19 lbs
180 lbs 20 lbs
185 lbs 20 lbs
190 lbs 20 lbs
195 lbs 20 lbs
200 lbs 21 lbs
210 lbs 22 lbs
220 lbs 22 lbs
230 lbs 23 lbs


Weighted Blanket Styles

There are plenty of blanket shops that cater to children with the patterns the offer and while style is not the first concern when finding a blanket it is something that can be considered with the options available. Many blanket stores allow for custom patterns and other such as Lifetime Sensory Solutions provide very attractive neutral designs that could be for everyday use in your bedroom or displayed on your couch in your living room.


Where to Buy a Weighted Blanket for Adults

Many online stores such as Mosaic Weighted Blankets and Lifetime Sensory Solutions cater to adults with blankets that weigh enough for most sizes and even offer custom options if they do not meet your needs. Both of these shops also offer very attractive weighted blankets.