Frequently Asked Questions
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Are weighted blankets good for anxiety?
The weight of the blankets applies pressure to your body which puts your autonomic nervous system into “rest” mode. The pressure will help your body feel more calmer and relaxed which then eases your anxiety. The applied pressure of the weighted blanket could trigger your brain to release serotonin and oxytocin. This will help your body feel at ease and also improve stress.
Can weighted blankets help you sleep?
Woosah blankets are designed for optimal sleep with maximum benefits. The “deep touch stimulation” effects of the weighted blankets stimulates serotonin which is the relaxation hormone. Also feeling de-stressed, relaxed will also help you fall asleep more quickly. The pressure of the blanket prepares your body for rest.
How do I know how to choose the appropriate blanket weight size?
The general guideline is that it should be around 10% of your body weight.
Woosah Blankets are available in 3 weight sizes: 5kg, 7kg and 9kg.
We recommend that;
5kg weighted blankets for body weight between 35kg – 55kg.
7kg weighted blankets for body weight between 55kg – 80kg.
9kg weighted blankets for body weight 80kg and over.
What is the difference between a Minky and Bamboo cover?
The Woosah weighted blankets offer two different fabrics covers you can choose from; Minky and bamboo.
Our Minky fabrics are thick, soft, cuddly, smooth while maintaining a lightweight feel. This design provides the user with a cloudlike softness is made to offer the user with a plushy comfort feeling and keeping the user warm. Minky is perfect for those who want to keep themselves feeling snuggly warm during chilly days or nights.
Bamboo is a fabric known for its excellent ventilation thanks to the microscopic holes in the bamboo. During warmer weather this fabric will feel fresh while also providing warmth during a chilly day or night as it absorbs up to 70% more moisture than cotton while maintaining its freshness it doesn't retain unpleasant odours. This means it is sweat resistant. Perfect for users who are prone to heat up faster, this fabric will help you stay sweat free and feeling fresh while keeping you warm. Bamboo is also hypoallergenic, meaning it won’t trigger an allergic reactions which is perfect for users suffering from allergies and have sensitive skin. As well as being eco-friendly and sustainable it also provides UV protection and can filter up to 97.5% of harmful UV rays.
Is the blanket safe for children?
It is advised that a weighted blanket should only be considered for children over the age of 2. While it is considered safe it is very important to choose the correct weight size for children. A weighted blanket should not be used by a child who is too small and young where they are not independently capable of removing the blanket themselves. The general rule for choosing a weight is that the correct weighted blanket is about 10% of your child’s body. Adult Supervision is advised.
Can pregnant women use weighted blankets?
Yes it is safe for use during pregnancy. There are many women who experience a decrease in the ability to sleep at night due to the many discomforts of pregnancy. It is very important to be relaxed and calm during pregnancy. Weighted Blanket are designed to offer the benefit of “Deep Pressure Touch Therapy” which is a natural relaxation tool.
What is “Deep Pressure Touch Therapy” or “Deep Pressure Stimulation Therapy”?
Deep touch pressure is a form of firm tactile sensory input which is most often done through firm holding, hugging or squeezing. By doing so, this therapy relaxes the nervous system, encouraging your body to release neurotransmitters such as serotonin and melatonin, or the “happy hormones”, responsible for improving mood, promoting feelings of calm, and inducing better sleep. Weighted blankets are engineered to mimic this natural therapy.
Can weighted blankets be washed?
Yes. Woosah weighted blankets are machine washable. Please refer to the washing label and care instructions attached on your blanket and covers for directions.