Choosing the Right Weight
One of the great things about choosing a company that not only invented the weighted blanket but has also been around for 20 years, is that we have had years of feedback from customers about what sizes work best for each person.
A lot of the 'new' weighted blanket companies that get their blankets from China only have one size option with different weights. Obviously, that won't work for everyone. Our blankets come in different widths, lengths, and weight to ensure each individual gets exactly the right deep pressure therapy benefits from their weighted blanket. That is also why we can create a custom blanket for you, everyone is different!
One big thing we noticed over the years is that your body weight is not as important as your height. So pay more attention on how long you want your blanket rather how heavy. That is exactly why we offer free return shipping for exchanges - so you can "Goldilocks" your way into finding your perfect size. :)
Children do well with the 8 pound. Most women do well with the 16 pound and most men do well with the 20 pound. Some people will get the 12 pound as a couch or throw weighted blanket.
Please keep in mind that the amount of blanket pressure on the body is nearly the same with our 16 or 20 pound blanket (our 20 lb. blanket is six inches longer so it needs to weigh a little more).
If you are 5' 8" or taller, you will likely need a 48x78-inch, 20 pound, which will provide nearly the same hugging sensation as a 42x72-inch, 16 pound, but will be long enough to extend past your toes (weighted blankets tend to creep up).
Also, we created the weighted blanket to fit the person not the bed. This way the blanket can truly mold to your body - creating that perfect hugging sensation!
|User's Weight (pounds)
|Blanket Size (inches)
|40 - 70
|36 x 54 - 8 lb
|70 - 110
|42 x 60 - 12 lb
|110 - 150
|42 x 72 - 16 lb
|150 & up
|48 x 78 - 20 lb
Over the years we have gotten so many customers who are so obsessed with their Magic Blanket that they request a travel size blanket. People swear by bringing it on airplanes to help with their nerves. Here is a great article about traveling with the Magic Blanket.
|Blanket Size (inches)
|36 x 60 - 9 lb
*If working with an OT, please consult with them on size and weight.
And importantly, please keep in mind, that we are not medical professionals, and nothing on this site is a substitute for a consultation with qualified medical personnel.