When shopping for a 25-pound weighted blanket, it’s generally recommended that you weigh between 250 and 300 pounds. Twenty-five pounds of weight is equal to three gallons of milk or an average two-year-old toddler. You should be able to easily lift this weight if you want to use a blanket of this heft.
Weighted comforters get their heaviness from filling that is divided into small grids. The grids ensure that the content doesn’t shift or bunch during use. The filling generally consists of either glass beads, plastic pellets, chains, or grains.
You can buy a 25-pound duvet in several different sizes. A good rule of thumb for finding the ideal size is to measure your body’s height and width then add 2-5 inches. It’s essential that you select a size that isn’t too much larger than your body. If your comforter is too big, the weight on the sides will pull down, causing the blanket to shift off your body.
In some cases, you may want to increase the weight of your blanket. For instance, you may want to put more pressure on specific areas of your body to relieve pain. This can be done by folding your comforter in half or in a third. When folded in half, the duvet’s pressure doubles. So a 25-pound duvet would feel like 50 pounds. When folded into a third, the comforter’s weight becomes the equivalent of 100 pounds. However, it’s a good idea to consult a doctor or occupational therapist before putting too much pressure on a particular part of your body.
Twenty-five pound comforters are much too heavy for your machines, and industrial machines aren’t likely to be suitable either. The best way to clean and care for your blanket is to get one with a removable duvet cover that can be machine-washed. If the weighted part of the duvet absolutely needs to be washed, then it should be spot cleaned and air-dried.