What Size Weighted Blanket is Right for You?

 

Right Size and Weight for Weighted Blanket

How to Determine the Right Size Weighted Blanket to Buy 

    Occupational and Physical Therapists recommend selecting a blanket that is  5-10% of body weight plus a 1 or 2 pounds. The perfect weight for you is a matter of preference, however, we have provided the table below to help you find your perfect blanket. Some adults and children take a couple of weeks to get used to the additional weight to fully experience the calming effect that the blanket can offer.

    Body Weight Minimum Blanket Weight Maximum Blanket Weight Recommended
    Size
    40 lbs. 3 lbs. 6 lbs. Small (5 lbs)
    50 lbs. 4 lbs. 7 lbs. Small (5 lbs)
    60 lbs. 5 lbs. 8 lbs. Small (5 lbs)
    70 lbs. 5 lbs. 9 lbs. Small (5 lbs)
    80 lbs. 6 lbs. 10 lbs. Medium (10 lbs)
    90 lbs. 7 lbs. 10 lbs. Medium (10 lbs)
    100 lbs. 8 lbs. 12 lbs. Medium (10 lbs)
    110 lbs. 8 lbs. 13 lbs. Medium (10 lbs)
    120 lbs. 10 lbs. 15 lbs. Large (14 lbs)
    130 lbs. 10 lbs. 16 lbs Large (14 lbs)
    140 lbs. 10 lbs. 16 lbs. Large (14 lbs)
    150 lbs. 10 lbs. 16 lbs. Large (14 lbs)
    160 lbs. 10 lbs. 18 lbs. X-Large (18 lbs)
    170 lbs. 10 lbs. 18 lbs. X-Large (18 lbs)
    180 lbs. 10 lbs. 18 lbs. X-Large (18 lbs)
    190 lbs. 10 lbs. 18 lbs. X-Large (18 lbs)
    200 lbs. 10 lbs. 18 lbs. X-Large (18 lbs)
    210 lbs. 12 lbs. 20 lbs X-Large (22 lbs)
    220 lbs. 12 lbs. 20 lbs. X-Large (22 lbs)
    230 lbs. 12 lbs. 21 lbs. X-Large (22 lbs)
    240 lbs. 12 lbs. 22 lbs. X-Large (22 lbs)
    250 lbs. 12 lbs. 22 lbs. X-Large (22 lbs)
    260 lbs. 12 lbs. 22 lbs. X-Large (22 lbs)
    270 lbs. 12 lbs. 22 lbs. X-Large (22 lbs)
    280+ lbs. 14 lbs. 24 lbs. X-Large (22 lbs)

     

    What if I am between sizes?

    This is all just a recommendation. In reality the right weight or size weighted blanket for you is all about personal preference. Some people like significantly more than the weight recommended and some people find the recommended weight too restricting. It is usually better to start a bit lighter to see if you enjoy the sensation of a weighted blanket begin with since it can take some getting used to.

     

    What Weight should my comforter be?

    One important thing to keep in mind when deciding what size weighted blanket to buy  is that the effect of the weighted blanket will only have an impact if it is actually on top of you. Unlike other blankets the standard premium blanket is designed to cover a single person and have as much weight on top of the person as possible, not hanging off their sides. 

    With comforters it is important to keep in mind that much of the blanket will not be on top of the body. You can fold the blanket in half so more of it is on top of you but if you are planning on using it with multiple people keep in mind the amount of weight that will actually be on top of you and consider if a second blanket may be necessary.