Weighted blankets are blankets that are filled with fillings or stuffers; this makes weighted blankets a lot heavier than traditional blankets.
Bearing this in mind, those who are new to weighted blankets often wonder: are weighted blankets hot? Do weighted blankets make you hot?
You’d be surprised -- weighted blankets aren’t necessarily hotter than regular blankets, and many folks find that they’re able to achieve a good night’s sleep (with minimal interruptions!) with weighted blankets on.
But what if you’re living in an area where it’s warm throughout the year?
Or if you’re thinking of purchasing a weighted blanket for your child who’s already prone to overheating and getting fevers?
In this article, we’ll walk you through the factors that you can should take into consideration when choosing your weighted blanket, and provide you with tips that you can use to choose a weighted blanket that’s the perfect fit.
Read on to find out more!
Are weighted blankets hot?
“Hot” is a subjective term, so here’s what we’ll say: some weighted blankets are warmer than others, and how much body heat a weighted blanket traps depends on the fabric that it’s made out of.
Fabrics that are better at trapping and retaining heat include:
Fabrics that are more breathable, and don’t trap body heat include:
- Bamboo viscose
Now, if you’re new to weighted blankets, it’ll be tough for you to figure out whether you prefer a heat-retaining fabric or a lightweight, breathable fabric until you try these out for yourself.
Some blog articles recommend piling regular blankets on top of you to get a sense of what a weighted blanket might feel like, but take it from us… this doesn’t replicate the experience of a weighted blanket, and you shouldn’t use this as a benchmark.
So, how do you decide what sort of weighted blanket you should get?
Well, one way is to consider your climate, what sort of weather you experience, and whether you’re more prone to feeling warm or cold.
Alternatively, if you want to have your cake and eat it at the same time, you can opt for a weighted blanket that comes with a removable cover. This makes your blanket versatile enough to use in both warm and cold conditions.
For instance, at Hush Blankets, our blankets come with an inner weighted blanket that’s made of a comfy microfibre material, as well as a soft minky cover.
This gives you the best of both worlds. If it’s cold out, you can use the blanket with its cover; if you’re in the midst of summer, go ahead and ditch the cover, and sleep directly under the inner weighted blanket.
Are weighted blankets too hot for kids?
Say you’re thinking of getting a weighted blanket to help your child with their insomnia and/or anxiety, but you don’t want to run the risk of your child getting a fever in the middle of the night, and you not realizing it until the next morning.
Again, you might opt to get a weighted blanket with a removable cover here. You can start off by having your child sleep under the inner blanket, and then introduce the cover as and when necessary.
On a related note: we also recommend that you purchase a weighted blanket that’s made specifically for kids (instead of letting them use a weighted blanket that’s adult-sized).
A standard adult-sized weighted blanket might be too heavy for your child, and it might be tough for them to grapple with the blanket (should they wake up in the middle of the night, feeling hot).
Here at Hush Blankets, we offer a Children’s Weighted Blanket that’s 36x48 inches and caters to children between 40 to 70 pounds.
Kids love our Children’s Weighted Blanket, which is made from breathable, soft cotton, and displays a different design on each side.
Time to experience the magic of weighted blankets
Ask anyone who’s tried a weighted blanket, and they’ll tell you that these blankets are truly life-changing.
If you want to experience the magic of weighted blankets for yourself, go ahead and purchase your first Hush Blanket.
To recap, all our blankets come with removable covers (to prevent overheating!), and we also offer an awesome 100 Night Guarantee so you can try our blankets risk-free.
How does this guarantee work? Well, if you don’t fall in love with our blankets within 100 nights, you can ship them back to us and we’ll process a full refund for you immediately.
Don’t miss out on your chance to try a weighted blanket at virtually ZERO risk. Hop on over, and get your Hush Blanket today!