Getting the Most Out of Your Weighted Blanket

Getting the Most Out of Your Weighted Blanket

Congratulations on your purchase!


We are sure you will feel the benefits of deep touch pressure whether you have trouble sleeping, have periods of anxiety or just enjoy a deep hugging sensation.

Why use a weighted blanket?


Weighted blankets, by their design, are heavier than normal blankets and duvets. This is achieved by using micro glass beads positioned in small squares between the outer cotton cover. The glass beads we use are non-toxic, odourless and hypoallergenic. They are also padded with additional layers and securely stitched to avoid leakage.

So why use a weighted blanket anwyay? Weighted blankets, or gravity blankets as they are sometimes known, provide deep pressure touch which can provide therapeutic benefits from relaxation, reduced anxiety and better sleep.

When to use your blanket?


You can use your blanket day or night – whenever you want to stay warm, feel comforted or want deep pressure stimulation.

How to position the blanket?


The blankets are sized small, medium and large, but are not the traditional sizes of UK bed covers. This is because the blankets are not intended to be used in such a way to drape over the sides of your mattress. They are intended for single use and therefore should be positioned in that way. If you share a bed then the blanket should be positioned for your individual use.

Can I use it without the cover?


In the warmer months you may feel that adding the cover makes it too warm. If this is the case then you can use the blanket without the cover although we do recommend to prolong the life of the blanket that you use it with the cover and in the warmer months position the blanket with the bamboo side against your skin.

What side of the cover should I use against my skin?


In the warmer months the bamboo side will feel cooler against your skin. In colder weather the minky dot side of the cover provides additional warmth.

Who can use the weighted blanket?


The blanket can be used by most people but there are some exceptions. If you fall under the categories below then you should not use the blanket.

  • – Babies and children under 5.
  • – Anyone who is not able to move the blanket unaided.
  • – Anyone who feels restricted or confined by the blanket.
  • – Anyone with serious medical complaints that hinders their ability to move freely.

It's important to note that the blanket is not a medical device and is not intended to prevent, treat or cure any disease or medical condition. If the person who intends to use the blanket has a medical condition that may be impacted by deep pressure stimulation then you should consult a doctor or suitably qualified medical professional prior to use.

Taking care of your blanket.


There are washing instruction labels on your blanket and the separate cover. Our general recommendations are as follows:

Launder the removable cover in a 30C wash and tumble dry on low heat or hang to dry.

If you always use the cover over the blanket there should be no need to wash the blanket itself unless fluids penetrate through the cover onto the blanket. In this case we recommend you wash the blanket in a commercial grade washing machine. Domestic washing machines may become damaged because of the weight of the blanket and size of the drum but each machine is different. If you do choose to wash the blanket then you may do so up to 30C. It's best to air dry your blanket outside but if this is not possible or desirable then it can be tumble dried on a low heat, but again, this is not recommended in domestic machines that are not equipped for heavy loads.

The blanket should not be ironed or dry cleaned.

What if there are problems with it?


We pride ourselves on the quality of our blankets and use only the best materials and craftsmanship to provide you with a premium product. We do understand however that from time to time there may be a material defect that affects your enjoyment of the product and we encourage you to contact us if this happens rather than remain dissatisfied.

I need to contact you about the blanket. How can I do that?


Please email us at care@naturesanswer.org

You may use the contact form on our website.

Our support page can be found at www.naturesanswer.org/support