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Weighted Blanket Calculator
A weighted blanket is a great way to get a restful night’s sleep. But how do you know how much weight to use?
That’s where our Corala Interactive Weighted Blanket Calculator comes in.
Just enter your weight, and we’ll do the rest!
We’ll also show you how to find the right weight for a couples weighted blanket, so both of you can sleep soundly through the night.
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What is the Weighted Blanket Calculator?
The Corala Interactive Weighted Blanket Calculator is an online tool developed to help you find the ideal weight of a weighted blanket. This calculator follows best practices for choosing the right weight for a weighted blanket and takes into account your individual bodyweight or the combined weight of a couple.
ATTENTION: Using a too heavy weighted blanket may result in bad experience so you always use the right weight.
The calculator can output the blanket weight in various units, such as grams, kilograms, pounds, ounces. To use the calculator, simply enter your bodyweight or the combined weight of a couple, and the calculator will return the ideal blanket weight for you.
With this calculator, you can easily find the perfect weight for a weighted blanket, ensuring maximum comfort and relaxation.
Corala Weighted Blanket Calculator
How to use the Weighted Blanket calculator
The Weighted Blanket Calculator is a helpful tool that can determine the right weight for a weighted blanket for one or two people.
The calculator is based on the rule that a weighted blanket should be about 10% of the user’s body weight.
To use the calculator,
- Choose whether you need a blanket for one person or for a couple.
- Enter the total bodyweight of the person(s) who will be using the blanket in either pounds or kilograms.
- The Corala Calculator determines the ideal blanket weight for you
- Round up or down – you may have to round up or down to match the selection of weighted blankets on the market.
For example, if a person weighs 178 pounds, the ideal blanket weight would be 19.3 pounds (or 8.68 kg).
Weighted blanket calculator kg
To determine the weighted blanket weight in kilograms, follow these steps:
- Calculate your body weight in kilograms.
- Divide your body weight in kilograms by 10.
- Add 0.68 kilograms to the result.
- The final result is the recommended weighted blanket weight in kilograms.
For example, for a person with a body weight of 90 kilograms, the recommended weighted blanket weight in kilograms would be: (90/10) + 0.68 = 9.68 kilograms.
If two people are sharing the bed, use the average body weight in kilograms to calculate the recommended blanket weight. For example, if two people with body weights of 80 and 90 kilograms are sharing the bed, the recommended weighted blanket weight in kilograms would be: ((80+90)/20) + 0.68 = 9.19 kilograms.
For King beds, you should round up the weight. This compensates for the blanket’s wider area.
How do you calculate a weighted blanket?
Figuring out what weighted blanket is right for you is simple and straightforward. To calculate the ideal weight of your blanket, you need to divide your total body weight (in pounds) by 10 and add 1 to 2 pounds (or 0.45 to 0.9 kilograms). Alternatively, you can use our Weighted Blanket Calculator to add 1.5 pounds to the product in the formula calculation.
If you are looking for a single person’s weighted blanket, simply enter your bodyweight into the calculator and the ideal weight of your blanket will be shown. If you are looking for a couple’s blanket, enter the combined body weight of both people and the calculator will display the appropriate blanket weight.
To make sure you get the right weighted blanket for you, it is important to get one that is as close to the ideal weight as possible. If the weights are too different for a couple’s blanket, the calculator will provide a warning asking for each person to get their own weighted blanket.
If you want to create your own DIY weighted blanket, simply follow the steps provided and you will be able to craft the perfect weighted blanket for you.
Step 1: Consider the intended use of the blanket
If the blanket is for therapeutic purposes, such as for individuals with anxiety, PTSD or sensory processing disorders, you may want to choose a weight that is slightly heavier than the person’s body weight. In this case, you could choose a blanket that is 12-15% of their body weight.
Step 2: Determine your weight
Determining the weight of a weighted blanket is easy. To calculate the ideal weight, you need to take your total bodyweight and divide it by 10. Once you have the result, you can add one or two pounds (1.5 pounds for the Weighted Blanket Calculator) to the total to get the right blanket weight. The formula should look like this:
Weighted Blanket Weight = (Your bodyweight / 10) + 1.5 pounds
To sum up, to determine your ideal weight for a weighted blanket, you can either use the formula or check the chart. Keep in mind that you can always opt for a heavier blanket, but make sure to consider the weight risks first.
Step 3: Calculate the right weighted blanket weight for you
Calculating the right weighted blanket weight for you is easy and straightforward. First, you need to decide whether you are going to use the blanket for yourself or with a partner. Then, enter your body weight or the combined weight of both individuals. The calculator will return the weight of the blanket in kilograms, pounds, ounces, or stones. The weight of your blanket should be around 10% of your body weight. However, for a more accurate recommendation, you can use our Weighted Blanket Calculator. Just follow these steps:
- Choose whether you need a blanket for a single person or a couple.
- Enter your body weight or the combined weight of a couple.
- The calculator then uses the formula (your_weight_in_lb / 10) + 1.5 lb
- If you use metric kgs the formula is: (your_weight_in_kg / 10 + 0.68 kg)
- The calculator will return the ideal blanket weight in the desired measurement.
- Explore our weighted blanket review to find the one that is the best fit for you. Or simply go to the nearest IKEA and choose an Odonvide IKEA weighted blanket.
Step 4: Calculate the right size of the weighted blanket
- Decide on the coverage area: Depending on the intended use of the blanket, you may want it to cover just the torso, or the entire body. If the blanket is for therapeutic purposes, such as for individuals with anxiety or sensory processing disorders, you may want it to cover the entire body.
- Measure Your Bed Size: It is important to bear in mind that the weighted blanket you choose should fit your body not your bed. If you are getting a larger blanket (ie a full or queen size) you will need to measure your bed size to ensure that you get the right size. For example, if you have a full size bed, you would need to measure 60 inches by 80 inches.
Once you have considered the above factors, you can calculate the appropriate size for the blanket. For example, if the person is 5’6″ and weighs 150 pounds, and you want the blanket to cover the entire body, you may want to choose a full-sized blanket that measures 60″ x 80″. If you want the blanket to cover just the torso, you could choose a smaller size, such as a lap blanket that measures 30″ x 40″.
Step 5: Choose the filling material
Different materials have different weights. For example, plastic pellets are lighter than glass beads. So depending on the filling material, you may need to adjust the weight of the blanket accordingly.
Step 6: Choose Weighted Blanket Extras
Weighted blanket extras could be: blanket is made of hypoallergenic, breathable cotton and filled with non-toxic, glass beads. It may comes with a removable duvet cover that can be machine-washed. Read also our Weighted Blanket Buying Guide. Choose a premium product so that your weighted blanket will not loose beads.
Weighted Blanket Weights for Children
The weight of the blanket should be approximately 10% of the child’s body weight minus 1-2 pounds, and should not exceed 8-10% of the child’s body weight.
It is important to note that it can be difficult to provide an exact recommendation due to the individualized needs of each child, so it is important to consult a family physician and to err on the lower end of the recommended weight range.
How heavy should a weighted blanket be for a couple?
Deciding how heavy a weighted blanket should be for a couple depends on the weight difference between the two people. If the weight difference is not too significant (within a percentage difference of 25%), then one weighted blanket is sufficient and should be 7.5% of the combined weight of the couple.
For example, if the couple’s combined weight is 356 pounds, the weighted blanket should be around 26.7 pounds.
On the other hand, if the weight percentage difference is more significant, then it’s best to get separate weighted blankets tailored to each person’s weight. In this case, the recommended blanket weight should be 7.5% of each individual’s weight.
How heavy should a weighted blanket be for the elderly?
When it comes to choosing a weighted blanket for an elderly person, the same guidelines apply as with adults. The recommended weight is 10% of their body weight. This ensures the blanket will give them the calming and comforting feeling they need to fall and stay asleep and does not limit them at night.
For example, if an elderly person weighs 120 lbs, then a 12lb blanket would be ideal. If they weigh 130 lbs, then go for a 13lb blanket. Generally, it is recommended to opt for a weighted blanket between 12 to 20 pounds.
However, if the elderly person is too weak, it would be better to avoid using a weighted blanket as it may be difficult for them to get out of it without help.
It is also important to consider any existing medical conditions and consult the doctor before making a purchase.
How often should a weighted blanket be used?
How often should a weighted blanket be used? Frequency and timing depend on the individual and their needs. Some medical experts suggest 20 to 30 minutes of use at a time, while others believe that sleeping with a weighted blanket every night is fine.
It’s important to test it out for yourself and decide what’s best for you. If you start to lose sleep after using the weighted blanket, stop using it and consult a sleep expert or doctor. It’s also important to make sure you have the right amount of weight for you; a blanket should be around 10% of your body weight, no more than 35 pounds.
What safety precautions should I take when using a weighted blanket?
- Consult your physician before using a weighted blanket if you live with one of the following conditions: low blood pressure, respiratory disorder, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, or claustrophobia.
- Children under the age of 2, and those with developmental disabilities, and those with chronic respiratory conditions should not use weighted blankets.
- Make sure the blanket is not too heavy – it should be 10% of your body weight.
- If you feel like you can’t move under your blanket, look for one that is lighter.
- Follow manufacturer washing instructions – spot clean or dry clean the insert, while the cover is machine washable.
Is it ok to use a heavier weighted blanket?
No, it is not ok to use a heavier weighted blanket than 35 pounds. Weighted blankets heavier than 35 pounds can cause discomfort, as the pressure on your joints can be too much throughout the night, and the extra weight can make you feel restricted and cause your body temperature to rise. It is also important to consider the temperature for optimal sleep, which should be between 60 to 67 degrees.
When you introduce a heavy weighted blanket that makes your body temperature rise, your sleep cycle can be disrupted.
Is 20lb weighted blanket too heavy?
That depends on a person’s individual size and weight. Generally, it is recommended that a weighted blanket should be around 10% of your body weight (and no more than 35 pounds). So For adults weighing
- less than 200 lbs the 20 lbs weighted blanket is too heavy.
- around 200 lbs body weight, a 20lb weighted blanket is a good choice,
- while those over 200 lbs should opt for a blanket that weighs 25 lbs or more.
A small study in 2006 suggested that no more than 10% of your body weight can be comfortable and calming. Ultimately, it is a matter of personal preference, so if you are unsure of whether to go up or down in weight, it is best to add maximum 1 to 2 pounds.
TIP: From our own experience at Corala blanket, for an average person who is looking for a blanket to provide comfort and relaxation, a 15 pound blanket should be sufficient.
Why is my weighted blanket lumpy?
The cause of a lumpy weighted blanket is often the uneven distribution of the beads or pellets within the batting. If the beads or pellets shift too much, then it can cause lumps or lumpy areas in the blanket. The uneven weight distribution can also make the blanket feel uncomfortable or too constricting.
To avoid this issue, it is important to buy a weighted blanket with evenly distributed beads or pellets and the right size and weight for your body. Additionally, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines on proper care and handling of the blanket to ensure that it remains lump-free.
What if you fall between two weight recommendations?
If you fall between two weight recommendations for a weighted blanket, it is best to err on the side of caution and go with the lighter of the two weights. To do this, you should calculate your ideal weight using the general formula of your weight divided by 10, then add 1.5 pounds for the upper limit.
If you’ve ever used a weighted blanket, opt for the next heavier model, when it is the first time for you opt for the lower model to ensure your safety.
What is the heaviest weighted blanket?
The heaviest weighted blanket available is one that weighs 50 pounds. Weighted blankets are used to provide calming and therapeutic effects , they are designed to mimic the feeling of a hug. That is why the weight of the blanket should generally be more than 35 pounds – that wouldn’t feel like a hug anymore.
How heavy is too heavy for a weighted blanket?
Too light of a blanket will not provide the desired therapeutic effects. On the other hand, a weighted blanket that is too heavy can make you feel uncomfortable, cause your body temperature to rise, and give you an unpleasant sense of constriction.
Our statistical data, gathered from hundreds of weighted blanket users, shows that after 30 days of use there is a small probability for the sleeper to not get along with the chosen weighted blanket weight.
Therefore, it’s better to go for a slightly heavier weighted blanket if you have ever used a weighted blanket before, as this will increase the probability of getting it right straight away.
What are the benefits of using a weighted blanket?
The benefits of using a weighted blanket are numerous. It can help to reduce stress and anxiety, reduce sensory issues, and simulate deep touch pressure therapy. It can also help to reduce restlessness, induce a feeling of well-being, help you fall asleep quicker and stay asleep longer, and provide a sense of comfort and security. It can also release endorphins, serotonin and dopamine, which are associated with a sense of calmness and relaxation.
In addition, studies have shown that people who sleep with weighted blankets experience calmer nights with less tossing and turning, and can help with restless leg syndrome, pain disorders, autism, ADHD, and reduce cortisol levels to ease stress and tension.