Weighted blankets have become one of the highly sought-after products in the market. The reason is not farfetched because of its numerous benefits. A weighted blanket helps to lower anxiety, cut off stress and reduce sleepless nights.
This article will guide you on how to clean and store your weighted blanket and give you other information.
Now, let’s delve into it. Ready? Let’s go.
How to Wash A Weighted Blanket With Glass Beads
Just like regular blankets, weighted blankets can be washable. But note that not all weighted blankets are the same. Some weighted blankets have glass beads, while some have poly pellets. The fabrics of most weighted blankets are wool, cotton, fleece, etc. The material and construction of your weighted blanket determine how you wash it. Always ensure you buy a washable one.
Before washing your weighted blanket, inspect it well. Watch out for any stain that might require pre-treatment. Watch out also for damage or tears. If there is any, amend it first before placing the blanket into your washing machine.
Before you wash your blanket in a washing machine, consider its bulk. If it is too heavy (more than 20pounds), take it to the laundromats so as to spare your washer from wear and tear.
You can also handwash your weighted blanket. This will prevent the wear and tear action of the washing machine on your blanket. Even though it can look daunting to do, it is achievable.
You should know how to wash a weighted blanket with glass beads (emphasis on glass beads). Glass beds are tiny and feel like sand or salt crystals. Glass beads don’t melt; hence, it is perfectly safe to wash them in your washing machine with warm water. Kindly avoid hot water. You can also refer to the instructions on your blanket.
Avoid frequent washing of your weighted blanket. To do this, you can opt for a weighted blanket with a removable cover. To wash the cover, check the care instructions that come with it.
If you need to use a fabric softener or a bleach, ensure it is okay to use on the fabric. However, it is more preferable to stay clear of bleach or fabric softener. It can affect the blanket.
You can air-dry your blanket after washing. Don’t hang it on one edge. Spread it evenly and distribute the fillers.
In addition, don’t be tempted to iron your weighted blanket. Heat can shrink it or melt the glass beads.
Are Weighted Blankets Hot?
Weighted blankets are not hot. Many of them are made with cotton, wool, fleece, and other materials which ensure airflow and circulation in the blanket. With a weighted blanket, you are sure to have a cool night’s rest.
A weighted blanket is not just a luxury. It is a product you should consider if you find it difficult to sleep at night. And washing it does not have to give you headache. Just follow the instructions given earlier and those on the blanket and you are good to go.