A weighted blanket is very much what it sounds like, it is a blanket that is heavy and the weight is specific to the person using it. There are many benefits of weighted blankets including greater focus, reduction of self stimulatory behaviours, reduction in anxiety and improvement in the duration and quality of sleep.
The weighted blanket will be filled with a material to weigh the blanket down, these fillings can be anything from glass beads, steel shot or even rice or gravel! So it is important to research what the blanket you wish to buy is filled with.
The weight needs to be evenly distributed throughout the blanket, this is usually achieved by stitching the material into pockets throughout the blanket. Weighted blankets can be made in a wide variety of materials, cotton, fleece, minky fabric it really depends on the preference of the user.
Sensory Slumber Weighted Blankets are weighted using safe, food grade washable plastic pellets, the pellets are securely sewn into the heart of the blanket in evenly distributed pockets. This is then covered with an outer cover of fleece which is secured to the inner lining and further helps to keep the filling material securely in place.