The Top 5 Myths About Weighted Blankets Debunked

Weighted blankets have gained a lot of popularity in recent years for their ability to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality. However, with their rise in popularity, there are also many myths and misconceptions surrounding these blankets. In this post, we'll debunk the top 5 myths about weighted blankets.

Myth #1: Weighted Blankets are Only for People with Sleep Disorders

While weighted blankets are often used to alleviate symptoms of sleep disorders, they can benefit ANYONE looking to improve their sleep quality and promote relaxation. The deep pressure stimulation from the weight of the blanket can have a calming effect on the nervous system, leading to a more restful sleep.

Myth #2: Weighted Blankets are Too Hot

Weighted blankets are often made from breathable materials such as cotton or bamboo, which allows for air circulation and prevents overheating. Additionally, many weighted blankets come with a removable cover that can be washed separately, making it easy to keep the blanket clean and fresh. At blanky we even have a special refreshing ICE cover, perfect for summer nights.

Myth #3: Weighted Blankets are Dangerous

Weighted blankets are safe to use for most people, but it's important to choose the appropriate weight and size. The general rule of thumb is to choose a blanket that is 10% of your body weight. However, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional if you have any medical conditions or concerns. At blanky we we offer a range of several weights and sizes that can better adapt to your needs. 

Myth #4: Weighted Blankets are Only for Adults

Weighted blankets can be used by people of all ages, including children. In fact, many parents use weighted blankets for their children with sensory processing disorders or other conditions that affect sleep. It's important to choose an appropriate weight and size for the child and supervise their use of the blanket. Check out our special blanky kids, specially designed for kids aged 4 to 12 years old.

Myth #5: Weighted Blankets are Expensive

While some weighted blankets can be expensive, there are also many affordable options available. It's important to do your research and choose a high-quality weighted blanket that fits your budget and needs. Check our options here.


In conclusion, weighted blankets are a valuable tool in promoting relaxation and improving sleep quality. By debunking these common myths, we hope to encourage more people to try out a blanky and experience its benefits. Whether you're struggling with a sleep disorder or just looking to improve your sleep quality, a blanky  may be the solution you need. Remember to choose an appropriate weight and size, and consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns.