Weighted Blanket Size Chart - Choose the Right Sized Blanket For You
One of the most common questions we get asked is: how heavy should a weighted blanket be?
The answer is… it depends! While there are guidelines that you can follow, you’ll also want to factor in your personal preference and your doctor’s recommendations (if any).
First things first: if you’re purchasing a heavy blanket upon the recommendation of a doctor or occupational therapist, make sure you ask them what weight you should go with.
Better yet: ask if your occupational therapist has an anxiety blanket that you can borrow and try out. Many therapists in Canada keep these blankets on hand, and if you can borrow a blanket to do a “test-drive”, that’s a great way of determining what weight suits you the best.
What if you’re simply purchasing a weighted blanket on your own accord? How do you figure out how heavy it should be?
In that case, then it’s all up to your personal preference.
Generally speaking, we recommend that our customers choose a blanket that’s between 7% to 12% of their body weight.
If you’re not sure what works best for you, round up and opt for the heavier blanket. We’ve found that people tend to achieve better results this way.
Pro-tip: don’t compare weighted blankets to lifting weights
When purchasing a one for the first time, many people tend to benchmark the weight of the blanket against the weights they lift in the gym.
That said, this isn’t the right approach.
Why? Well, holding a 10 lb dumbbell in either hand is drastically different from having a 20 lb blanket lying on top of your body.
Your blanket is pulling your entire body down, so don’t go overboard and order a blanket that’s too heavy and suffocating.
Blanket weight: is there a maximum weight limit?
If you’re wondering what’s the heaviest weight that you can get (without having it becoming a danger to you!), the answer is 30 lbs.
According to one study, the average adult can lie under a 30lb blanket without having their blood circulation, heart rate or pulse rate affected - but anything beyond that, and the blanket may not be safe to use.
Some consumers go into this with the mindset that they should purchase the heaviest blanket possible, so that they can reap maximum benefits - but that’s not how it works.
Using a blanket that’s too heavy for you might be counter-productive, and cause your system more stress instead. So be sure to abide by the 30 lb rule!
Weighted Blanket Weight Chart for Adults
Purchasing a Hush Blanket to help you relieve stress and sleep better?
Here’s a handy chart that you can use to determine how heavy your blanket should be.
Your Weight (lbs)
|Hush Blanket Weight (lbs)|
|100-170 lbs||15 lbs|
|170-240 lbs||20 lbs|
Twin-sized Hush Blankets measure 48x78 inches, and they fit over a single adult perfectly.
If you’re sharing your bed with a partner, make sure you purchase a Queen Size (60x80 inches) instead of sharing a single blanket. Or, you can order two Twins.
At the end of the day, the goal is to have your blanket distribute its weight evenly on you, and that’s hard to achieve if two people are using the same blanket! That's about all you need to know when selecting a weight for an adult’s blanket. Don't overthink it! You can also ask our support at anytime using the chat bubble on the bottom right.
Blanket Sizes and Weights for Children
Kids blankets are quite different, and at Hush we have two options for your child.
You don't want it to be too heavy, so the 10% rule still applies, but try not to go over. It's better to select a lighter one in that case so it applies just the right amount of pressure.
|Child's Weight (lbs)||Hush Kid's Blanket Weight (lbs)|
There is also a height and maturity aspect to keep in mind when selecting a weight for a child’s blanket. The dimensions of the 5lbs is 36x48 inches and has a child friendly pattern with animals on it, while the 10lbs kids/teens blanket is 42x72 inches and has the same fabric as the Hush Classic.
Choosing your blanket size: a final word
We hope this resource helped to answer your question about how heavy should a weighted blanket be! Use this guide to learn more about these types of blankets and what they are.
At the end of the day, don’t worry if the blanket you’re purchasing is a pound or two heavier (or lighter!) than what you’re ideally going for.
A bit of extra weight (or less weight) doesn’t make a difference; you’ll likely experience the positive benefits of your Hush Blanket anyway.
It's washable, easy to dry, and fits nicely on a King/Queen/Twin size mattress!
Also, keep in mind that all Hush Blankets come with an awesome 100 Night Guarantee.
Here at Hush Canada, we believe in love at first sleep… but if you don’t fall in love with your blanket right off the bat, you get 99 more tries to make it work.
If you still aren’t feeling it, then just return the blanket, and we’ll process a full refund (including shipping fees).
What are you waiting for? Purchase your Hush Blanket now, and look forward to countless nights of uninterrupted sleep!