Weighted blankets help improve the quality of your sleep, they do so by providing a sense of being hugged or held which promotes relaxation and calmness and ultimately help you fall asleep and stay asleep.
Pine & River weighted blanket have been getting lots of positive feedback lately so we have decided to put it under the spotlight and fully review it so you can decide for yourself if this the right blanket for you.
Here’s a quick link to the Pine & River weighted blanket.
Pine & River offer a limited variety of options which are:
Choosing the weight is the most important step in purchasing a weighted blanket, it should be 10% of your ideal body weight, so it should be like this:
- 15lbs blanket for 120-180lbs person
- 20lbs blanket for 170-230lbs person
Choosing the weight is an important step, if it’s your first time purchasing a weighted blanket or if you don’t know what your prefrences are then you should go with the lighter weight because a heavy weighted blanket can be too heavy for some people and it makes them feel trapped under the blanket which makes them more anxious and less sleepy.
So going with the lighter weight as a start can be a good decision to make so you don’t feel overwhelmed with the heavy weight.
Filling Of The Blanket
Filling of the blanket is glass beads. Glass beads are like the texture of sand, they are extremely tiny and they make the weighted blanket feel very smooth, and due to the tiny size of the beads the size of the weighted blanket becomes less compared to weighted blanket filled with different material.
The other common option you will find for weighted blanket fillers is poly-pellets. Poly-pellets are small and round pieces of plastic that have a texture similar to tiny pebbles, which can be irritating for some people.
The poly-pellets filling is a more economic choice but the downside of them is that they take more space and they feel like pebbles, generally glass beads are higher quality than poly-pellets and thus more expensive.
The fabric of the blanket is minky luxury line that is made of Ultra-Plush fabric, it’s 100% synthetic material which means it’s going to be warm since synthetic materials tend to trap heat inside them and thus increase the temperature inside the blanket .
If you choose to use natural material it would be less warm since naural material tend to breath well and don’t trap heat inside them which lowers the temperature of the blanket and allows it to be as cool as possible.