Everyone loves to sleep, but few of them doesn’t get much sleep due to a different type of issues like stress, anxiety and more. An Adult weighted blanket can provide you with more relaxation and calmness so that you will be able to sleep with peace.
Types of weighted blanket Fillers:
There are different adult weighted blanket fillers available, and the most preferred one includes the filling of Glass Beads, Poly Pellets, and sand. Let us see them in depth.
Micro Glass Beads:
Most of the people prefer them as they are developed with high-quality materials. The beads look micro in size and look similar to the salt or sand crystals. The weighted blankets which are filled with this micro glass beads offer more smoothness inside and probably the best option for people who have any sensory, physical and auditory sensitivities.
The Micro glass beads filled weighted blankets are heavier when compared to the plastic counterparts, which indicates you will need extra micro glass beads than the number you choose for the plastic pellets. The micro glass beads fill also works great for people who prefer little additional weight for the support.
They are made of good quality plastic materials & looks round and small in size with a texture of pebble. They are most commonly developed from the ABS Virgin plastic that means there is no chance for them to come into contact with any chemicals or toxins, which is an added advantage.
Plastic Polly pellets are not for people who have sound or skin sensitivities. In this case, you can choose to make use of these Polly pellets within any cotton surface but make sure it is appropriately constructed or else you will feel uneven. There are high chances for irritation at night with its lumpiness.
If you make use of the fleece fabrics or Minky fabrics along with plastic poly pellets, the material thickness provides you with the softness.
Adult weighted blankets that are filled with sand adds weight to your quilt or sheet, but there are few chances for issues in sleeping. Sands does not spread evenly when compared with the plastic pellets or micro glass beads. Apart from that, you will not be able to wash the weighted blanket that is filled with sand.
Sands easily expand when it washed and will cluster or bundle inside the pockets of blankets and thus cause uneven texture in your fabric while sleeping. Apart from that, it takes more time to get dried and the time differs based on the material you use. In this case, they do not last for an extended time.
You also need to make sure that the weighted blankets fillings are not made of any unnatural and inorganic materials and this is the reason why you should go for the FDA approved blankets. Make sure to read the instructions and label before you choose them for you or your family members.
Apart from the above fillings, an adult weighted blanket also make use of the smooth and Overstone pebbles, steel shot beads, organic fillers and more. However, the most preferred filling for a weighted blank is undoubtedly those filled with microbeads.