Cooling Weighted Blankets: Your Ultimate Guide

Cooling Weighted Blankets: Your Ultimate Guide

Weighted blankets are among one of the best tools to promote relaxation, improve sleep quality and ease chronic pain. However, during the warmer days of the year, many people prefer to use cooling weighted blankets to avoid overheating.

What is a cooling weighted blanket, and how does it differ?

A cooling weighted blanket is a type of weighted blanket that is designed to provide deep touch pressure (DTP), a calming sensory technique that mimics the feeling of a gentle squeeze or hug to relax the nervous system.

Our cooling weighted blanket provides all of the same therapeutic benefits as our traditional weighted blanket, with the only difference being that it is able to effectively keep you cool and comfortable during the spring and summer months.

Person using cooling weighted blanket holding a mug

How do cooling weighted blankets work?

The weight in a cooling weighted blanket is evenly distributed throughout the blanket to provide gentle pressure to the body. The weight is designed to mimic the feeling of a gentle hug or a swaddle, which can help to promote feelings of relaxation and reduce anxiety.

Who are cooling weighted blankets for?

A cooling weighted blanket is a perfect option for those who want to enjoy the calming benefits of a weighted blanket but find traditional weighted blankets too warm and uncomfortable during hotter days of the year.

What materials are cooling weighted blankets made of?

Cooling weighted blankets are typically made from materials that are moisture-wicking such as cotton or bamboo. They are designed to provide the same calming pressure as a traditional weighted blanket, but with a more lightweight and breathable feel. We use a super-comfy HydroCool™ material in our cooling weighted blankets to help keep you snug without making you sweat.

What are the benefits of a cooling weighted blanket?

Improves sleep: A cooling weighted blanket can help to improve your sleep quality by providing gentle pressure. In turn, this can help to create a calming sleeping environment, allowing you to drift off into dreamland with ease.

Reduces stress and anxiety: The gentle pressure from cooling weighted blankets provides comforting stimulation that is able to promote feelings of calm and relaxation.

Keeps you cool and comfortable: The breathable and moisture-wicking materials used in cooling weighted blankets can help to regulate your body’s temperature and prevent night sweats.

Provides pain relief: By providing gentle pressure, weighted blankets can also help to relieve muscle tension and alleviate pain and discomfort from chronic pain conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia.

How do I use a cooling weighted blanket?

Whenever you’d like to use your cooling weighted blanket is entirely up to you! You can use it while sleeping, lounging on the couch reading, watching TV, or snuggling up with pets.

You can either lay your blanket on top of your bed or wrap it around your body covering your shoulders down to your feet.

Or, you may prefer to place your blanket over your legs to allow your body to adjust to the weight – this can be especially useful if you’ve never tried a weighted blanket before.

Woman using a cooling weighted blanket holding a mug

How to choose the best summer weighted blanket

When choosing a cooling weighted blanket, there are a few factors to consider:

Weight: A summer weighted blanket should be lighter than a traditional weighted blanket. Our cooling weighted blanket is optimally weighted at 5kg without being too heavy or restrictive, and is ideal for both kids and adults.

Breathability: Look for materials that are lightweight, breathable and moisture-wicking such as our cosy, ultra-soft temperature-regulating MicroCool™ fleece material. This type of material can help to regulate body temperature and prevent the blanket from feeling damp or uncomfortable.

Maintenance: Check the care instructions for your cooling weighted blanket to ensure that it can be easily washed and maintained. It’s great to know that cooling weighted blankets can be washed in a washing machine on a gentle cycle as well as air dried or tumble dried.

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