Mela Weighted Blanket
- Engineered to melt away anxiety and welcome in calm for deep, restorative sleep.
- Made using anti-rustle glass quartz pellets, which move around silently and mould to your body shape.
- Comes with a free, double-sided cover; the bottom is 100% cooling cotton; the top is super soft and snuggly quilted soft fleece.
- You protect 1000-square-feet of Amazonian rainforest when you buy this blanket.
The inner blanket
Weighted with SGS certified, anti-rustle weighted glass pellets, so it moulds to your shape. The 100% cotton shell is ultra breathable, allowing for cooling airflow to maintain a just-right temperature.
The removable cover is 1 side 100% 300TC cotton and 1 side recycled polyester. All our weighted blankets & covers are Oeko-Tex certified to ensure they are free from any harmful chemicals or toxins making it kind on your skin.
- Evening Standard ES Best Top Pick 2020
- Evening Standard ES Best Top Pick 2019
- The Best Blankets, Wirecutter 2021
Drying & care instructions
Washing & care
• Wash at a maximum of 30°C
• Wash on a cold gentle cycle
• Do not iron
• Do not tumble dry
• Lay flat to dry
To dry your blanket, place it flat on top of a few large towels to soak up any excess water. This will prevent the blanket from losing its shape.
You can hang-dry your blanket, but doing so may decrease the lifespan of your blanket.
DO NOT TUMBLE DRY.
This product is not suitable for dry cleaning or for being used in a clothes dryer as it damages the blanket and reduces its lifespan
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly is a weighted blanket anyway?
A weighted blanket is heavier than your typical duvet or quilt. Ours range from 5.5KG - 11KG, and are avaialble for adults in single, double, or king sizes, and 2 - 4kg for kids in single sizes. The right size depends on the size and weight of the person using it. Our blankets are weighed down with tiny quartz glass pellets that moulds to the shape of your body. The pellets are blended with a plush filler and encased in ultra-soft, 100% cotton or Eucalyptus.
What weight should I choose?
Ideally, your weighted blanket should be 8-12% of your body weight. If your weight is suitable for a number of sizes, then really, your ideal weight comes down to preference. Don’t choose a blanket that’s too heavy for your weight range: the last thing you need is to be that person who got stuck underneath a blanket. Or, worse still, that person who couldn’t even get underneath their blanket in the first place.
Tell me more about Deep Touch Pressure.
We’re glad you asked! Deep Touch Pressure (DTP) is the term for when pressure is applied equally across the body, which is known to have a calming and organising effect on the nervous system. This kind of technique, applied through a hug, or say, a heavy blanket, has been shown to increase the release of dopamine and serotonin (the ‘happy hormones’) by around 30%, and decrease the stress hormone cortisol by the same amount. This enables the production of melatonin, the hormone that helps you sleep.
DTP has been shown to have incredible benefits for all kinds of people, including those with autism, anxiety, depression, tourettes, restless leg syndrome, ADHD, PTSD, or insomnia. It’s also great for people who just like to be really damn comfortable.
Why should I buy a weighted blanket?
Weighted blankets are used to provide warmth and gentle pressure all over your body, which feels like you’re being held, or hugged. For many, the sensation induces a relaxed state which helps you fall asleep more easily.
How to use
Using your Mela Blanket
Using your Mela Blanket is easy. Once you’re in bed or in your chill space, arrange the weighted blanket so that it evenly covers your body. To increase the weight in any area, fold the blanket in half. You can place the weighted blanket on top or beneath your duvet if you like or just use it on its own.
Weighted blankets are designed to be used by individuals for optimal weight distribution. Each member of a couple should use his or her own blanket.
Does a beloved pet share your bed? At Mela, we love a good cuddle too, but please be aware that our fabrics, while high-quality, are not claw or bite-proof.
Protect your blanket
Protect your blanket from direct sources of heat, as heat could damage the glass pellets inside. This product is heavy and for adult use only. Do not leave a child or pet unattended!"
Protecting the planet
With this purchase, you will protect 1000-square-feet of the Amazonian rainforest.
Our original weighted blanket
Fall asleep easier
If your mind races at night, or if your legs feel restless, a weighted blanket could be the answer. It helps to foster a sense of stillness and calm, helping your body and brain to switch off for the night.
Stress less. Wake up happy.
Weighted blankets feel a little like a comforting hug, all night long – so it’s no wonder that they’ve been shown to ease muscle tension, can help reduce stress hormones, and can help increase the release of happy hormones.
Adaptable to you.
Our blankets are made using anti-rustle glass quartz pellets, which move around silently and mould to your body shape. Those pellets are padded with polyester and encased in a breathable, 100% cotton outer shell, to help you maintain that just-right temperature.
Trusted quality, guaranteed
Our blankets ship free, and if you’re not sleeping better within 30 nights, we’ll give you a full refund & free return. No questions asked. What’s not to love?
Our original weighted blanket
Over 180,000 Trees Protected
With every order, you protect over 1000 square-feet of Amazonian rainforest.
When it comes to protecting the planet, we want to pull our weight. We've partnered with 1Tribe to make sure every order makes a positive impact to the Amazon rainforest.