Weighted Blanket Size Guide: Determining the Right Size
Last Updated on April 8, 2021
A weighted blanket can be one’s drug-free answer to finding relief to ease symptoms of anxiety, depression, attention disorders, and an array of neurological and health concerns. Covering with the blanket allows for a deep pressure touch, much like massage, that works to sooth and calm.
Weighted Blanket Sizes
The size of the weighted blanket will depend on what it is to be used for. Those choosing to sleep with the blanket will want it to fit the bed while other may prefer a smaller size that can be used as a comfy throw.
It is important to understand that the weighted blanket is sized much smaller than a traditional blanket or comforter. A blanket that is weighted is meant to not be tucked in and just be draped over the person using it. With this in mind, a weighted blanket fits atop the bed in much of the same fashion as a mattress topper – with the exception that instead of laying atop one is laying under the blanket.
A twin size weighted blanket should be approximately 38-inches by 72-inches. One may want to get a slightly wider blanket in a 50-inches X 72-inches so to fit a growing child who may outgrow the twin bed and move into a full.
Although the full-size bed is not a popular size these days it is still used by some – especially in kids’ rooms. Generally, a full-size weighted blanket should run from 50 to 56-inches wide by 72-inches long. A 50-inch X 72-inch weighted blanket will be just the right size to accommodate one person sleeping in a full-size bed.
The Queen size bed is the most popular of bed sizes as it can fit into a room and comfortably accommodate two sleeping partners. This size bed should use a weighted blanket that is around 56 to 62-inces wide by 72 to 80-inches long. A blanket sized 60-inches by 80-inches will fit the Queen bed perfectly. Sleeping partners should be aware that each may want their own weighted blanket to accommodate individual weights. If this is the case, then a couple will want to purchase two smaller blankets.
The King size bed is a large bed made certainly to comfortably fit two. A king size weighted blanket can prove to be very heavy to lift as well as can be too heavy for one bedmate while being too light for the other. For this reason, it is recommended that two smaller width weighted blankets are purchased to fit on a King mattress as well as accommodate the different weights of the people sleeping on the King bed. Using two weighted blankets are also the perfect option for those bed partners sleeping on a split King Bed.
The child size weighted blanket needs to concentrate exclusively on the weight of the child and not the bed size. If a young child is sleeping in a full-size bed, the common adult 50-inch X 72-inch weighted blanket will be too heavy for the child’s weight. Most young children require a weighted blanket of five-pounds regardless of its size.
How Much Should a Weighted Blanket Weigh
As with deep pressure touch stimulation therapy, the weighted blanket works to sooth with its pressure. the weight of the blanket helps to stimulate the brain chemical serotonin which lifts mood, an in turn, boosts the hormone melatonin that tells the body to rest.
For the blanket to work properly it should be between seven and twelve-percent of a body’s weight. This number averages to 10-percent. For a child, the blanket should weigh about 10-percent plus one to two pounds of the young one’s weight. For health concerns one may want to consult their medical professional to get an expert opinion on what weight is best.
10 lb. Weighted Blanket
When using the expert rule of a weighted blanket weighing approximately seven to 12-percent of an individual’s weight, then the 10-lb. weighted blanket will accommodate one who is 83 to 142 pounds depending on if one would like it slightly lighter or heavier.
15 lb. Weighted Blanket
For the person weighing 142 who wants a heavier blanket then they can use the 15-lb. weighted blanket. The 15-lb. blanket can be used by those between 125 and 213 pounds when computing between seven and 12-percent of one’s weight.
20 lb. Weighted Blanket
With the seven to 12-percent calculation the 20-lb. weighted blanket is the answer for those weighing between 167 and 278-pounds. Larger folks can attain more weight by doubling up on blankets. Two 15-lb blankets will sooth one whose weight is 275-pounds or more.
5 lb. Weighted Blanket
The 5-lb. weighted blanket is generally a good weight for children between the ages of two to six. It is especially important to consult your child’s medical professional to determine if the weighted blanket is the right choice – and to verify what weight would be correct.
After undergoing three neck surgeries, Marc knew what it was like to live and sleep in constant pain. In 2001, after searching fruitlessly for a comfortable pillow and mattress that supported his neck and back ... Learn More
Quality • Comfort • Cooling
From $695 $521Shop Mattresses
- How to Choose the Best Mattress for You
- Mattress Size Guide
- Mattress Disposal & Donation Guide
- Do I Need a Boxspring with My Mattress: Foundation Choices
- How You Can Finance a Mattress Easily: Two Finance Options
- When Should I Replace My Mattress: The Definitive Guide
- Three Step-Process to Buying a Mattress Online
- What is the Best Memory Foam Mattress To Purchase?
- Shipping a Mattress: Top Questions Answered
- Memory Foam Mattress in a Box
- How Long Does a Mattress Last?
- How to Choose a Mattress Type: Memory Foam, Latex, Innerspring, Hybrid
- Guide: Why Buy a Split King Mattress Bed
- How Much Does a Good Mattress Cost?
- Guide: Firm vs Soft Mattress - Pros & Cons
- Mattress Firmness Guide & Scale
- Learn How to Clean Your Memory Foam Mattress
- How To Remove Blood Stains From Your Memory Foam Mattress
- How to Get Urine Stains & Smells Out of Your Memory Foam Mattress
- How to Disinfect and Sanitize Your Memory Foam Mattress
- The Benefits and 4-Step Process to Rotating Your Mattress
- Top 10 Reasons for Eco Friendly Mattress Cleaning
- How to Save a Water Damaged Mattress During a Hurricane or Flood
- How To Move a Mattress: Step-by-Step Guide
- Which is Best: Memory Foam vs Spring Mattress
- Which is Best: Foundation vs Boxspring
- Which is Best: Latex vs Memory Foam Mattress
- GhostBed vs. Casper Mattress Review
- GhostBed vs. Purple Mattress Review
- GhostBed vs. Leesa Mattress Review
- GhostBed vs. Tuft & Needle Mattress Review
- GhostBed vs. Tempur-Pedic Mattress Review
- GhostBed vs. Lull Mattress Review
- GhostBed vs Loom & Leaf Mattress Review
- GhostBed vs. Saatva Mattress Review
- GhostBed vs Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Review
- GhostBed vs Helix Mattress Review
- GhostBed vs Novosbed Mattress Review
- GhostBed vs Yogabed Mattress Review
- GhostBed vs. Nectar Mattress Review
- GhostBed Luxe vs Purple 4, Casper Wave, Leesa Sapira & Tempur-Pedic
- 10 Health Benefits of an Adjustable Bed Base
- GhostBed Adjustable Base vs Amerisleep Adjustable Base Review
- GhostBed Adjustable Base vs Lucid Adjustable Base Review
- GhostBed Adjustable Base vs Tempur-Ergo Plus Review
- GhostBed Adjustable Base vs Leesa Adjustable Base
- GhostBed Adjustable Base vs Nectar Adjustable Base
- GhostBed Adjustable Base vs Leggett & Platt Simplicity 3.0 Adjustable Base
- GhostBed Adjustable Base vs Reverie 4M Adjustable Base
- 6 Benefits of Sleeping with Your Legs Elevated
- 9 Benefits of Sleeping Elevated
- 10 Quality of Life Benefits of an Adjustable Base Bed
- Benefits of a Zero Gravity Adjustable Bed Base
- How to Sleep Better with Acid Reflux
- Sleeping Elevated Helps with Spinal Alignment & Spinal Health
- Timeline & History of Adjustable Base Bed
- Why GhostBed’s Adjustable Base is High Quality but Less Expensive Than the Competition?
- GhostPillow vs MyPillow® Comparison
- Cooling Pillow Technology and Benefits
- Guide: How to Wash Any Pillow
- Guide: Best Pillow for Side Sleepers
- Guide: Best Tips & Mattress for Hip Pain for 2020
- Best Sleeping Positions for Back Pain
- Guide: Best Tips & Mattress for Arthritis for 2020
- Guide: Best Firm Mattress for 2020
- Best Mattress for Side Sleepers
- Guide: Best Tips & Mattress for Stomach Sleepers
- Best Mattress for Back Pain
- Guide: Best Tips & Mattress for Kids
- Guide: Best Tips & Mattress for the Money
- Guide: Best Tips & Mattress for Heavy People
- Guide: Best Tips & Mattress for Athletes
- Guide: The Best Mattresses for All Types of Couples
- Guide: Best Tips & Mattress for Snoring
- Guide: Best Tips & Mattress for Fibromyalgia
- Guide: Best Tips & Mattress for Sex
- What is the Best Side to Sleep on: Left or Right?
- Best Sleep Positions During Pregnancy
- Easy Guide to Determining How Much Sleep You Need
- 16 Tips on How to Fall Asleep Quickly
- 4 Tips to Do When You Can't Sleep
- 9 FAQs: Benefits of Sleeping Cool
- Cooling Tips for Better Sleep
- Guide: Best Cooling Mattress for Hot Sleepers
- Guide: Science and Benefits of Sleeping Cool
- Sleep Trimester Guide for Pregnancy: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Trimester
- Tips for Healthy Sleeping During Pregnancy
- 9 Sleep Tips When Feeling Sick & How to Recover Fast
- Guide: How to Sleep with Insomnia & Sleep Better
- Guide: Restless Legs Syndrome and Sleep
- Guide: Tips & Tricks to Get Kids to Sleep & Recommended Sleep Hours
- Narcolepsy Guide: Signs & Treatments to Relieve Narcolepsy
- Guide: How to sleep Better with a Chronic Illness
- Guide: The Importance of Sleep for Weight Loss
- Sleeping Tips: Complete Sleep Tips Guide for New Moms
- Size Comparison Guide: Twin vs Twin XL Mattress
- Size Comparison Guide: Full vs Queen Mattress
- Size Comparison Guide: King vs Queen Mattress
- Size Comparison Guide: California King vs King Mattress
- Guide: The Ultimate Guide to Pillowcases
- Guide: 3 Key Benefits of Silk Pillowcases
- Guide: How to Choose the Best Silk Pillowcase
- Silk Pillowcases: Your Newest Beauty Secret
- Guide: How to Wash Your Silk Pillowcase
- Guide: What is Mulberry Silk?
- How to Care for Your Silk Pillowcase
- How Often to Replace Bed Sheets
- How to Buy the Right Bed Sheets
- How to Wash Bed Sheets
- Guide: Why Supima Cotton Sheets and What’s It All About?
- Egyptian, Pima or Supima Cotton Bed Sheets: Which is Best for a Great Sleep?
- Guide: Why Thread Count Does Not Matter When Buying Sheets
- Guide: Why Buy Cooling Bed Sheets
- Guide: How To Choose the Best Bed Sheets