In this guide, we’ve removed the guesswork on the weighted blanket. We will talk about price, materials, and even business practices. We will cover the best weighted blanket for your little ones and then head back to talk about fair trade and sustainability practices before we cover the study-backed science behind sleeping with a weighted blanket.
Price is an essential factor when purchasing something you’ve never tried. Like buying new bedding, investing in a weighted blanket can seem expensive, especially when you don’t know what you are shopping for.
At Luna, our prices come in drastically lower than our competitors, saving you a hundred dollars or more while maintaining a higher production standard.
How Do Weighted Blankets Work?
Weighted blankets use a science called deep touch pressure. Deep touch pressure relaxes the sympathetic portion of our central nervous system. It allows our bodies to naturally produce more of the happy hormone serotonin and the sleep hormone melatonin while also decreasing the stress hormone cortisol.
Studies have proven that using a weighted blanket leads to a deeper, more restful sleep without interruption. Additionally, weighted blankets can help with several neurological disorders and ailments, namely Asperger's, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, and Restless Leg Syndrome.
How Heavy Should Your Weighted Blanket Be?
A weighted blanket should be no heavier than 10% of your overall body weight. Weighted blankets are not meant to fully take the place of your comforter, at least size-wise. For the blanket to work best, it should be just big enough to lie across your body edge to edge and neck to toe.
Fabric That’s Right for You
Finding the perfect cozy blanket that’s not too hot and not too cool is quite the task, especially if you think you’ve found something in your price range, but it turns out that the version you want isn’t offered. For your weighted blanket to be the right fit, you’ll want to pay attention to what is on the inside and the outside.
By using various fabrics, we can provide a weighted blanket for nearly everyone in your family. Still, the material is a considerable portion of the tactile experience with a weighted blanket. At Luna, we think it’s only fair for the customer to be able to choose the fabric that works the best with their lives.
A quality blanket goes beyond just fabric choices. The way these fabrics are made and what is inside the blanket giving it its weight is just as important.
Medical Grade Glass Beads and Sustainable Microfiber Filler
The inside of your weighted blanket can’t just be a bunch of beads rolling around of their own. Although weighted blanket manufacturers use various materials when manufacturing weighted blankets, we find that combining medical-grade glass beads and microfiber filler (made of 100% recycled plastic bottles) creates the perfect comforting weight. The microfiber filler also provides an added layer of breathability.
Finding a company that is not only Oeko-Tex 100 Standard certified but that also uses sustainable materials and practices to produce their blankets can be hard to find, but not impossible. At Luna, the Oeko-Tex standard is our first commitment, along with fair trade practices that take care of our workers and the environments in which we produce our products.
The Oeko-Tex 100 Standard is the standard in the fashion and textile industry. With the Oeko-Tex 100 label, you can rest easy knowing the product you just purchased was safely produced and is hypoallergenic.
At Luna, we use high-quality Oeko-Tex 100 standard certified sustainable fabrics and practices to ensure no harmful chemicals are used to produce our blankets.
Our 100% cotton weighted blanket is one of our most popular sellers, and for a good reason. It is naturally dyed, made from 100% hypoallergenic cotton, and filled with 100% polyester & microfiber made from recycled plastic bottles. It holds the Oeko-Tex standard and is 100% harmful chemical-free.
We boast the trifecta of fabric benefits. Our weighted bamboo blanket is made of 100% lyocell bamboo, which makes it cool to touch. Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, thermo-regulating, and antimicrobial, so you never have to worry about getting sweaty and smelly throughout the night.
Our sherpa fleece is 100% microfiber. It is soft and cozy and great for using when napping as it will keep you comfortable while recharging you for your day. Our sherpa blankets come in a throw or a queen size. This version of our weighted blanket is easy to care for by washing on a low, gentle setting and hanging dry or drying on low heat in your dryer.
Something for Everyone
It is essential to have sizing, color, and weight choices when choosing your blanket. A weighted blanket will become a part of your daily routine, and you will want it to fit in with your aesthetic and be a comfortable size for each member of your family.
Weighted Blankets Designed for Kids
At Luna, we don’t just carry weighted blankets for adults. We have a whole line of kid-friendly fabrics. These are specially made, sized, and weighted in friendly patterns for children. Our children’s blankets weigh five pounds and come in a child’s or twin size.
You can choose from a variety of different patterns of cotton so that your child’s weighted blanket can quickly become their favorite blanket.
Tactile Materials for Everyone
Not only should you look for weighted blanket companies that offer a variety of patterns to match your home and decor, but it is also essential to have choices when it comes to fulfilling that tactile sensory system.
The tactile feature is especially important if your weighted blanket is something you plan on snuggling with on the couch every day. That’s one of the reasons why we at Luna offer both sherpa-style and cotton weighted blankets because some of us need that extra tactile measure to feel safe, cozy, and warm.
Options and Add-ons
Having a variety of options to enhance the use of your weighted blanket is a plus. Look for brands that offer washable coverlets in different fabrics to suit your needs.
Weighted Blanket Covers
Weighted blanket covers make keeping your weighted blanket clean and fresh easy as well as seasonally appropriate. At Luna, we offer weighted blanket covers in the following options so that you can care for your weighted blanket and experience its healing comfort year-round.
- Bamboo weighted blanket cover — Hypoallergenic, completely sustainable, but also moisture-wicking and thermoregulating, bamboo weighted blanket covers will help keep you cool and dry in the summer.
- Minky weighted blanket cover — Our Minky weighted blanket provides that soft, tactile, and cozy environment that is perfect for cuddling up with during cooler temperatures.
- Cotton weighted blanket cover — Lightweight, soft, and durable cotton covers keep your weighted blanket clean and comfortable year-round.
Better Business Practices
Some businesses are out there to make as much money as possible without care for the environment or the worker. By choosing to support companies that are making a difference in how we treat people, customers, workers, and Mother Earth, you can help create a better future for all.
At Luna, there are a variety of ways we try to leave this world better than we found it. By partnering and supporting several organizations that make a difference, we know that our products aren’t just helping our customers but also our whole planet.
Supporting Mental Health Awareness
Supporting mental health awareness through supporting the Brain Research Foundation is a way Luna can help fund groundbreaking neurological research right here in the United States by our nation’s top scientists.
NYC Fair Trade Coalition Member
The NYC Fair Trade Coalition is a grassroots organization built to educate consumers on the importance of fair trade while promoting fair trade businesses in New York City. By partnering with ethically aligned companies, NGOs, and retailers, the coalition can host several events and share their message on social media.
Fairtrade supports and respects the workers and the planet and is a way to influence the free market to do the same by encouraging individuals to buy fairtrade.
Fairtrade is an essential aspect of supporting fashion that also supports its workers. The fashion and textile industry is so fast and creates a lot of waste and pollution. By being a fairtrade company, you must pay your workers a living wage valued off of their actual work. You must commit to sustainable production practices that conserve resources and commit to not polluting your worker’s home environment.
Carbonfund Small Business Partner
Luna is a supporter of high-quality, third-party validated carbon reduction and offset projects worldwide to help fight climate change. By partnering with Carbonfund, Luna can help support a series of projects that offset carbon emissions by supporting energy efficiency, sustainable forestry, protection, and renewable energy.
Sustainable Fabrics and Oeko-Tex 100 Standard
It bears repeating under new context, brands who take the care and time to use the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard for their products are putting their customers first. Since 1992, the Oeko-Tex Organisation has been independently certifying brands and product lines under the 100 Standard. Under the standard, every thread, button, zipper, clasp, and fabric is tested to make sure there were no harmful chemicals used during the production of your cozy blanket.
The Best When it Comes to the Weighted Blanket
When looking for the best in weighted blankets, look no further than Luna. While maintaining sustainable practices and being environmentally conscious, competitive pricing can go a long way in bringing you comfort for all your needs while protecting this beautiful planet we live on.
After looking at pricing, fabrics, fairtrade practices, add-ons and offerings, and even the science behind weighted blankets, it should be more accessible than ever to hit the purchase button on your very own weighted blanket. The hardest part will be waiting on it to arrive at your doorstep.