Getting used to the weight blanket – tips & duration

To stress relieve and get better fears under control is the weight ceiling a wonderful means. The weight of this blanket should be around 10% of your body weight.

At first it can feel strange when this pressure is on you. The blanket does not bring the desired improvement, but disturbs your sleep. Does this mean that the weighted blanket is not comfortable for you?

No, because many users are like you. Because expectation and reality differ significantly at the beginning when using the weighted blanket. The blanket feels strange and could disturb sleep.

It is therefore advisable to slowly get used to the therapy blanket. With the following tips this is easy to do and you won’t want to do without the heavy blanket anymore.

According to some users, the additional pressure on you during the night feels strange at first. Instead of releasing the fear, a feeling of trepidation and tightness may arise. This is usually relatively normal, and the change is not directly related to positive emotions in every person.

In most cases, the acclimatization phase only takes a few days and nights. The heavier the blanket, the longer it may take you to get used to the new feeling of sleep.

It may seem strange at first, but you should definitely give the therapy blanket a chance. If you do without the new blanket after the first night, you will not benefit from the effect.


The following tips for acclimatization are useful so that the weighted blanket exerts a pleasant pressure and is not a burden .


Were you curious right after buying the weighted blanket and wanted to use it for the entire night ?

Then there is a good chance that the blanket did not ensure a good night’s sleep. The weight feels strange and is often perceived as bothersome.

It is better if you gradually get used to the weighted blanket. The most practical thing to do is to increase the duration of use every day.

For the first few days you can use the weighted blanket on the couch. You should endure a period of 15 minutes without the ceiling proving to be bothersome. Use the therapy blanket while watching TV or reading a book. Increase the duration of use until you can easily use it for an hour.

Once you have got used to the one hour usage time, try using the blanket in bed. When you fall asleep, you should feel better and stress and anxiety should subside. A state of relaxation occurs and sleep is promoted.

Have your usual duvet ready to replace the weighted blanket if necessary. After a few nights, however, you will find it easy to sleep with the extra weight.

Within a few days you will have got used to the weight blanket and benefit from its effect .


Instead of using the therapy blanket while sleeping, it can be used when relaxing on the couch . This reduces the pressure that you really want to fall asleep.

Without compulsion and the fear of falling asleep, you gradually get used to the ceiling. Increase the duration of use day by day and one night you will be able to use the blanket without restriction.


The weight of the blanket should be around 10% of your body weight. The heavier the blanket, the greater the effect may be. But the strain on your body also increases.

If you have chosen a particularly heavy weighted blanket, it will take longer to get used to. If there are hardly any improvements even after more than a week, the blanket may be too heavy.

Go for a lighter version and see if it feels better. With children in particular, it is important to choose a lighter variant in order to enable them to sleep safely.


Most manufacturers grant a certain trial period when purchasing the weighted blanket . You know that it will be unfamiliar to sleep with the weighted blanket at first.

The trial period is usually a few weeks. Are you unsure whether the weight blanket will help you? Then you can buy the therapy blanket without obligation and try out whether it achieves its promised effect.

If you are not satisfied with the weighted blanket and cannot get used to the pressure, then simply hand in the execution. You do not take any risks and get your money back if the therapy blanket does not help you.


Weighted blankets exert a pressure that is reminiscent of a hug or massage. The pressure releases the happiness hormone serotonin , which increases wellbeing. At the same time, the cortisol level drops, which results in less stress . In conjunction with the increase in the sleep hormone melatonin, ideally falling asleep is better immediately after using it for the first time.

If you find the weighted blanket comfortable, the effect will already appear in the first night . You feel better and sleep is promoted.

It looks different, however, if the weight is initially perceived as unusual . Then this could result in stress, which is why the positive effects hardly occur.

In this case, you will only be able to enjoy the pleasant relaxation after the acclimatization phase . If you don’t feel comfortable with the weighted blanket and have to get used to it, it usually takes a few days for the tension to ease.


Did you buy the weighted blanket hoping to use it the first night and sleep better? Contrary to expectations, the therapy blanket seems to disturb your sleep and does not provide any support?

Then this is not unusual at first short period of acclimatization is usually necessary in order to better deal with the additional weight.

Gradually increase the duration of use until you feel ready to use the blanket all night. The familiarization is usually complete after a few days , so that it then unfolds its full effect.

Jamie Clark

Hello, I’m Jamie Clark, 32 years old, and I have been living in the USA for a few years.
Since I was a child, I have suffered from a house dust allergy, severely affecting me. I felt the effects both while exercising and while sleeping. Constant sneezing after getting up and difficult breathing were the consequences. The allergy has also developed into asthma, which is still a sporting restriction today.

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