King size weighted blankets are generally available in dimensions of 80 x 87 inches, although some manufacturers offer 90 x 90 inches. In general, this size of duvet is not recommended for individual use. King size comforters are better suited for use by couples. This is because when a blanket is too large, the excess drape will cause the comforter to slide off a person’s body.
If you purchase a king size duvet and wish to use it solo, it’s better to get a lighter weight and then fold the blanket in half. By folding the comforter in half, you reduce the size, decreasing the drape and, therefore, the likelihood that the duvet will slide off. A lighter weight is needed because when you fold a weighted duvet in half you double the weight. So, for example, if you have a 10-pound comforter and you fold it in half you get the feeling of a 20-pound blanket. If, however, you have a heavier duvet and want to use it by yourself, you can fold the comforter in half lengthwise and then slide into the middle. This would mean that your back would rest on half of the duvet while the other half rested on top of you. As a result, the pressure on you would be half the weight of the comforter. For instance, if you had a 30-pound blanket, and you used half of it, then you would have a feeling akin to 15-pounds of pressure.
King size weighted blankets are available in different types of fabric. The most popular types of fabric are cotton, wool, silk, bamboo, flannel, and plush Minky. If you want a cooler sleep, select a breathable material like cotton or bamboo. If you tend to be cold while you sleep, choose a warmer material like flannel or plush Minky.
Duvets of this size come in a variety of weights. When selecting a weight, manufacturers recommend that you select a size that’s approximately 10 percent of your body weight. Depending on the amount of pressure you desire, you can either add or subtract pounds. For example, if you weigh 190 pounds, you could opt for either the 18-pound comforter or the 20-pound comforter, depending on your preference. Regardless of the weight you select, it’s crucial that you can carry it easily.
Weighted blankets get their weight from things like glass beads, plastic pellets, chains, and grains. This material is sewn inside the duvet in little grids. The grids keep the weighted content from bunching and shifting.
Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for the care and cleaning of your comforter. However, to reduce the need for cleaning, you should purchase a duvet cover that is removable and machine washable. You should also make sure that the cover comes with ties so it can be secured to the comforter. This will prevent the blanket from shifting inside the cover. It’s also a good idea to select a duvet cover that has a zipper for easy removal.