How to Wash a Weighted Blanket

How to Wash a Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets have become increasingly popular, providing comfort and therapeutic benefits for many. But when it comes time to clean them, their unique design requires special care. Discover the ins and outs of washing your weighted blanket without compromising its integrity.

The Basics of Weighted Blankets

Weighted blankets, often made with glass beads or plastic pellets for added weight, offer deep pressure stimulation, which can promote relaxation[1]. Knowing how they're constructed can help you maintain them properly.

Steps to Wash Your Weighted Blanket

1. Check the Label

Always start by checking the care label. It provides essential guidelines specific to your blanket's materials and construction.

2. Pre-treat Stains

If your blanket has spots or stains, pre-treat them with a gentle detergent before washing.

3. Choose the Right Washer

Use a large-capacity washer to ensure your blanket has enough space. A front-loading machine is often best, as it doesn't have an agitator that might stress the blanket[2].

4. Use Gentle Detergent

Opt for a mild detergent. Avoid bleach or fabric softeners, which can break down the blanket's materials over time.

5. Cold Water Wash

Set your washer to a gentle cycle with cold water to protect the integrity of the blanket's fibers and fillings.

6. Dry with Care

You can either air-dry your blanket or tumble dry it on a low setting. If air drying, distribute the weight evenly to avoid stretching.

7. Check and Refluff

Once dry, ensure the filling is evenly distributed. Give your blanket a good shake or fluff to redistribute any settled beads or pellets.

Professional Insight: The Lifespan of a Weighted Blanket

With proper care, a weighted blanket can last several years. However, regular washing and usage can cause wear and tear. Investing in a quality blanket, preferably one 'Made in the USA', ensures longevity and a better return on your investment[3].

Pairing Your Weighted Blanket

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Conclusion: The Care Your Weighted Blanket Deserves

Proper maintenance ensures that your weighted blanket remains a comforting presence in your life. By following these steps and investing in quality products, you can enjoy peaceful nights for years to come. For more sleep essentials, including our 'Made in the USA' hybrid mattresses, explore

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