Curved Neck Design - Sommerfly's exclusive neck design allows the blanket to actually wrap around you without covering the face or putting pressure on neck and airways. If you turn to the side, the blanket turns with you and wraps around your front and back without covering your face or putting pressure on neck or airway.
Whether you are a back sleeper or a side sleeper, in order to be totally wrapped with shoulders covered using a rectangle blanket, you need to bunch it up around your face or neck. This is not a big issue with a non-weighted blanket, but with a weighted blanket it can be awkward and uncomfortable.
| What is a weighted blanket?
Sommerfly's therapeutic weighted blankets help provide a calm, restful night sleep. Gentle Pressure is provided by evenly distributing weight pouches securely stitched into our blankets. Designed by our occupational therapist for children and adults, our weighted blankets give a swaddle feel for a comfortable, secure sleep experience.
| Who can benefit from a weighted blanket?
Those who benefit most from a weighted blanket are those who find gentle but firm weight comforting. If you enjoy the sensation of a pet on your lap, blankets on you (not for warmth), sleep with pillows around you or stuffed animals, you may be someone who finds deep pressure calming and soothing. People with Stress, ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and Sensory Processing Dysfunction could also benefit from weighted blankets. People who have a tendency to feel claustrophobic are less likely to experience benefits from weighted blankets.
| How heavy should be my blanket be?
We use research and reported experience for each product design. The common misconception is 10% of a persons weight (misapplied guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics on backpack carrying weight for children). Weighted blankets should weigh an average of 20% (range 15%- 25%) of a person's weight. For safety reasons wearer must be able to remove blanket by themselves. We would recommend our Sleep Tight™ Light for users with decreased strength.
| Where do you get your weight recommendations?
Based on studies by T. Champagne and other authors our weight recommendations come from the most recent research on weighted blankets and weighted products.
| Are your products washable?
All products are machine washable with the exceptions of our the Wipe-Clean product line. Cleaning our Wipe-Clean product line is as simple as using an approved cloth cleaner and wipe it clean.
| What is used for inside the weighted blanket?
We use PET pellets because they are BPA, phthalate and lead free. We have used these pellets for years in our products and have had excellent results with durability and safety.
| What is the Sleep Tight™ Light?
The Sleep Tight™ Light blankets are designed by our occupational therapist to be especially suited for people who find weight helpful for calming and prefer or require lighter weights. People who experience decreased strength due to illness or age (65 or older) should consider our Sleep Tight™ Light.
Sommerfly's New Wipe-Clean™ is Hospital-Grade made with our high tech, ultra-durable fabric. A perfect fit for hospitals, schools or any setting where machine washing is unavailable or inconvenient. Sommerfly's Wipe-Clean™ does not require machine laundering.
| Where are the blankets made?
All of our products are proudly made in the U.S.A. with the highest standards in construction and materials.
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