Are Weighted Blankets Warmer than Normal Blankets?


Millions of people are affected by poor sleep during the night all over America. It can be due to several reasons. Some might suffer from anxiety disorders, while others might have ADHD. People suffering from autism or other stressful disorders have trouble sleeping at night.

 

However, several researchers have found that Deep Touch Pressure therapy can relieve the symptoms that are causing a lack of sleep. That is why weighted blankets have gained tremendous popularity in the last few years. 


People have realized that weighted blankets can not only provide a peaceful sleep to those who suffer anxiety or stress but also to everyone else as well. However, many people wonder if they will feel too hot under a weighted blanket, especially if they are hot sleepers or stay in warmer climates. People who exert more heat wonder if they will feel comfortable under a weighted blanket. 

 

Are Weighted Blankets Warm?

It is true that under normal circumstances, weighted blankets can be warmer than regular blankets. They are a lot thicker than normal ones and contain more weight. So it is natural that people wonder if they will wake up hot and sweaty in the middle of the night trying to sleep under a blanket that is supposed to make them comfortable. Therefore they look for weighted blankets that can have cooling effects to sleep better at night. 


The reason why regular blankets make people feel hot at night is that they have been designed for colder weather. That is why, at the Hush, we designed the perfect solution to meet the needs of those people who are hot sleepers or live in warm weather. Unlike other weighted blankets, the Hush Iced 2.0 has been designed thoughtfully to regulate the temperature so that the user can sleep peacefully.


If you notice the reviews of most other blankets, several people have mentioned that although they love the feeling of sleeping under weighted blankets, they can't because they feel too hot under them.


That is why our team at the Hush designed the perfect solution that prioritizes the needs of people who feel hot under weighted blankets. These are some of the aspects of our Hush Iced 2.0 that are different from other weighted blankets. 

 

Fabric

The cooling factor of a weighted blanket is primarily dependent on the fabric used to make the weighted blanket. While other weighted blankets can be made with several kinds of fabrics, such as cotton or polyester, a cooling weighted blanket must be made with extremely breathable material.


That is why at the Hush, we use 100% organic viscose bamboo fabric for the outer cover, and the inner layers are made with a luxurious microfiber material. Every part of the Hush Iced 2.0 ensures superior airflow so that it retains a minimum amount of body heat. 

 

Layers

Several companies promote the fact that their cooling weighted blankets are made with a lot of layers. Unfortunately, it is nothing but a marketing hype created to disguise the use of inferior quality of the fabric. Those added layers are a safety measure to hold the weighted material in place and prevent the blanket from falling apart.


An ideal cooling weighted blanket is made with breathable fabric and moisture-wicking, which will allow you to sleep comfortably during the night. The Hush Iced 2.0 uses premium quality viscose bamboo fabric that is extremely breathable, durable, and long-lasting. That means that our cooling weighted blanket would not need those additional layers that make it hot. 

 

Fillers

Weighted blankets have fillers that make the blanket heavier than the regular quilts. Cheaper blankets use plastic beads that make them look bulky. But plastic is a bad conductor of heat, which means it will retain most of the body heat of the user.


Premium quality blankets like the Hush Iced 2.0 use glass sand, which is smaller than micro-sized glass beads. They make the blanket less bulky and dissipates maximum body heat, ensuring that the person using the blanket stays cool and gets the required therapeutic sleep. 


However, some people tend to sweat in hot and humid climates even if they are covered with a breathable blanket. If you feel hot when you take a cover at night, these are some things you can do to sleep cooler under a weighted blanket.


  • Take a shower in cold water before you go to sleep. Since blankets retain your body heat, taking a cold shower will lower your body temperature and prevent you from feeling hot under the covers.
  • Wear a minimal amount of clothing that you can when you sleep. We won't judge you if you wear none at all.
  • Switch on the fan or the air conditioner if it is feasible.
  • If any appliances produce heat inside your room, turn them off at night when you sleep. 
  • Try not to drink any hot coffee, hot tea, or alcohol before you go to bed. Hot beverages and alcohol tend to increase your body temperature and will make you sweat when you sleep. Instead, try to drink some cold beverage or a glass of water before you turn in for the night. 

It is also necessary to choose the right cooling blanket for yourself. Choose a blanket that weighs approximately 10% of your body weight. Also, choose the right size according to the bed you sleep in. The weighted blanket should be large enough to cover you completely, and yet it should not hang over the side of the bed, or it might slide to the ground due to its weight.


Many people feel worried that a weighted blanket might be too hot for their children. When you choose a weighted blanket for your child, make sure that it comes with a removable cover.


That way, your child can use the inner blanket only if he or she feels too hot under the entire blanket. Also, kids should not use an adult weighted blanket as they might be too heavy for them. Instead, choose one that is made for children specifically. 


So now that you are aware of the different factors that make a weighted blanket less hot to sleep under, you will be able to make the right choice for yourself. Or you can simply go for the Hush Iced 2.0 because we have already taken care of all the aspects mentioned above to ensure that the user can sleep peacefully.

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