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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

If you can’t find any of the answers in our FAQ section then please don’t hesitate to email us at support@melacomfort.com. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have!

Weight Distribution

How does the inner weighted part of the blanket stay attached to the outer cover?

This depends on whether you have purchased a cover from Mela Comfort or from another retailer. Mela Comfort blanket covers have ties inside which you can use to attach to the inner weighted section securely.

How does the cover stay in place?

Mela Comfort blanket covers have ties inside which you can use to attach to the inner weighted section securely.

Do the weighted pellets stay evenly distributed or do they shift and concentrate in one area of each quilted square?

Mela Comfort weighted blankets use a custom yet simple manufacturing technique to ensure that the weight is as evenly distributed as possible. Our blankets have 33% smaller squares than most competitors that hold the weighted material. This results in the weighted material being more evenly distributed. If the weighted pellets do happen to ‘bunch up’ all you need to do is give your blanket a quick shake and it will be as good as new!

Does the weight stay the same throughout the blanket while using it or does it act like a bean bag chair and move around?

The weighted pellets are held in small pockets in the blanket which means that the weighed material will stay in place and will not move around like using a bean bag would.

Material

What is the blanket made of? Does it contain any down, silk, or wool?

The weighted inner section uses 100% premium cotton material. Inside the blanket there is a thin layer of polyester filling. The weighted material is made from non-hazardous SGC certified glass pellets. The outer cover of the blanket is 100% minke polyester.

Where are these blankets made?

A China

What is the weighted material (Microbeads) made of?

The weighted material is made from non-hazardous SGC certified glass pellets. These are the best quality versions and superior to the plastic poly pellets due to making less noise, being safer and having a smoother texture (like sand).

Does the filling make any noise when you move around?

No. Due to the premium type of pellets we have used there is no noise created when you move around underneath the blanket apart from normal rustling.

Size and Weight

What weight should I choose for my blanket?

This depends on personal preference. It is advised that the weight should roughly be between 7-12% of your body weight however, most of our customers pick the 15IBs model which is sufficient. For heavier individuals, we advise purchasing a weight up.

What are the measurements of this blanket?

The blanket dimensions are 60 inches x 80 inches.

I have a twin size bed. Is it okay to sleep under if the blanket hangs over the edges?

Yes. As long as the blanket is held firmly in place and doesn’t slide off the bed when in use then there is no problem having the sides hang off the bed.

Did you find the 10% body weight recommendation to be adequate and comfortable? Could I go higher so it’s 10% of my husbands?

This is a very rough guide as it all depends on personal preference. Most people feel that the 15IB model is adequate although some people prefer it heavier.

Temperature

I get very hot at night. How hot am I going to get under this blanket?

The cover is completely removable and sold separately to the inner weighted section. You can remove the exterior cover and still use the blanket to reduce the heat. For very hot sleepers we recommend lowering the room temperature by a few degrees if possible.

Do you get hot in the summer with this blanket?

This depends on personal preference and whether you have AC installed at your home. For hot sleepers, we recommend removing the outer cover to reduce the temperature.

How to use

Is it machine washable?

It comes with a cover. The cover is removable and machine washable. We recommended hand washing the weighted section to make your blanket last longer. As long as you keep a cover on (except for washing), you shouldn’t need to wash it.

Can I use an electric blanket with this blanket?

Yes, but it may get very hot.

Can you use the blanket without the cover?

Yes, you can. A lot of our customers still love using our blanket without the covers as it’s cooler and the soft cotton material is comfortable to have on your skin.

Is there any danger of the beads leaking out?

Not that we’re aware of. The “weight” is inside a cover so it’s somewhat protected. Someone would have to purposely try and tear open the blanket to get at the weights.

Is the outer cover waterproof?

No, the outer cover is not waterproof although it is machine washable if you do have an accident whilst using it.

If you select the inner part that is weighted, is the cover also included?

Covers are sold separately. We found that some customers prefer to use their own covers on the blanket so decided to separate them. Please visit our store if you would like to purchase a cover.

Can I take this on a flight with me? Will it get through airport security?

If you have enough space to carry it then you can take it on a flight with you although it is quite heavy and bulky so you might need to check an extra bag! However, we can’t comment on whether airport security will want to check the filling material or not.

Children and Pets

Is this product suitable for children?

Our weighted blankets are intended for adult use only. Mela Comfort weighted blankets are not suitable for children! Due to the heavy weight of the product and the large size young children should not be left unsupervised with a weighted blanket.

Is it safe for animals?

We don’t recommend placing the weighted blanket on top of any animal’s due to the heavyweight. They might find it difficult to get out from underneath it. However, it is safe to have your pets lie on top of the blanket- just make sure to watch out for their sharp claws!

Warranty

Does the blanket come with a warranty? What does the warranty cover?

Yes, the blanket comes with a full 1 year warranty against all manufacturers defects. We pride ourselves on being accountable to our customers. If anyone has a problem with their weighted blankets, we will do everything in our power to make it right! Please contact us via support@melacomfort.com if you do have any issues about your blanket.

If you have any further questions or queries about our products please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us!

You can email us via:
support@melacomfort.com

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