September 18, 2018

How heavy of a weighted blanket should a couple get when there is a drastic weight difference (100+ lbs.) between them?

couple sharing weighted blanket

This is a common question when it comes to choosing a weighted blanket. We already know that a weighted blanket is a great solution for kids and adults with sensory issues, but what happens when both of the people in a relationship wants to enjoy the benefits? 

For this type of solution, there are generally two answers.

1. Each Person Gets a Separate Twin Blanket

If the weight difference between a couple is dramatic enough that they require separate pressure levels, then they can simply order two twin blankets and get the weight that is right for them.

Simply use our size chart to find out which weight is right for you, and then order two blankets. 

weighted blanket size chart

2. Determine The Pressure Level You And Your Partner Want

If getting two separate weighted blankets isn't an option or you just prefer a single blanket on your bed (after all, what couple doesn't enjoy fighting over the covers throughout the night?), there is still hope.

In this case, you'll want to choose the pressure level that you and your partner want. While heavier blankets are usually best for people who weigh more, perhaps you can compromise and meet in the middle? Or maybe the person who weighs less would just prefer more pressure. 

So how do you know what pressure level is right for you? Here's our guide for Full and Queen sizes:

  • 10 lb. blanket for light pressure 
  • 15 lb. blanket for light-medium pressure
  • 20 lb. blanket for medium pressure
  • 25 lb. blanket for medium-high pressure (many people with strong sensory needs prefer a 25-30 lb. blanket)
  • 30 lb. blanket for high pressure

For King size weighted blankets, refer to each product listing in our store. The description should have a weight chart, but generally, the recommendation will run 5-10 lbs. heavier than it would for a Full or Queen.

Remember - if you do order a weighted blanket with Lifetime Sensory Solutions, we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If your blanket doesn't feel the way you hoped it would, just send it back for a full refund, up to a month after receiving your blanket.

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