Weighted Blankets

Elevate your sleep quality with our range of great-value weighted blankets at Spotlight. Shop weighted blankets today and experience better sleep.

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Sleep Better With A Weighted Blanket From Spotlight

If you find yourself struggling to calm down at night so you can sleep, a weighted blanket may be the solution to your sleeping problems. Available in stylish colours and incredibly soft, Spotlight's range of weighted blankets looks wonderful in any bedroom and also makes a great housewarming gift. Out weighted blankets are affordable and durable making them a great addition to your sleep routine.

The benefits of a weighted blanket

A weighted blanket should be around 10% of your body weight, and this weight applies an even, comforting pressure across the body that mimics the feeling babies have when they're being swaddled, or when you receive a firm and comforting hug. This comforting weight can help you feel relaxed, safe and secure in your bed, which can then help you drift off to sleep.

Weighted blankets can also benefit people with autism, ADHD and anxiety, as the heavy feel of the blanket provides a point of focus and helps them ignore other external stimuli.

Weighted blanket FAQ

What is a weighted blanket?

A weighted blanket is a large, sectioned piece of material. Each section is filled with an equal amount of a weighted substance, causing the weight to be spread evenly across the blanket. Weighted blankets are designed to cover a person's body, but they shouldn't cover the whole bed.

What is in a weighted blanket?

The 'weights' used in a weighted blanket can be made of many different kinds of materials. The most common fillers are small plastic or glass beads, although steel beads can also be used. These materials are waterproof, distribute evenly across the blanket and are safe to wash. Sand is a less common filler, although it has a tendency to clump and takes a very long time to dry after washing. Finally, organic products like rice, beans and pasta can be used for filling but should be avoided as they will eventually rot in your blanket and can grow mould, attract pests and will expand when washed in water.

How to wash a weighted blanket

Be sure to check the washing instructions on your weighted blanket. If you choose to machine wash your weighted blanket, ensure the weight will not impact the mechanisms of your washing machine. Set your washing machine to a gentle cycle using cool or warm water and avoid things like bleach or fabric softener. If you choose to dry your blanket in the machine, make sure to pause it and fluff your blanket every now and then so the filling spreads evenly. If you choose to air dry, lie flat and shake every now and then to evenly distribute the filling. Do not hang up, as this will cause the filling to clump up on one side of the sections.

What Else Can I Find in the Bedding Collection At Spotlight?

Weighted blankets are just one of the wonderful types of blankets you can find at Spotlight.

  • Fleece blankets: These synthetic blankets are soft, fluffy and super easy to clean. They also come in a great range of colours!
  • Hooded blankets: A wearable blanket with a deep, comfy hood and pockets? Yes, please! Enjoy supreme comfort around the house in any of our hooded blankets.
  • Throws and blankets: Whether you love them casually draped across your knee or tightly rolled up like a human burrito, our throws and blankets are just the ticket to staying warm and cosy at home.

Check out the entire range of bedding in our bedroom category online.

Find the right weighted blanket at Spotlight

Ready to sleep well? Choose a weighted blanket from Spotlight's collection online and you can pay your way before having your weighted blanket home delivered. Otherwise, head to your nearest Spotlight store and our friendly team will help you find the right weighted blanket for your needs. Before purchasing any bedding, make sure to consult our buying guides, like the ones for pillows, pillowcases, quilts and blankets to ensure you're making the best choices for your home. And don't forget to read our blog articles on bedroom decorating, with trends like Serene Haven, Urban Paradise and In Bloom to inspire you!



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