A weighted blanket is heavier than your typical duvet, quilt, or comforter. Ours range from 5.5KG - 11KG weighted blankets for adults in single, double, or king sizes, and 2 - 4kg weighted blankets 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.
We’re very 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’), and decrease the stress hormone cortisol. 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.
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.
Weighted blankets were originally developed for people with a sensory disorder, like autism, but have since been used to help people with sleep disorders, nervous disorders, or PTSD. They’re a great solution for anyone who has trouble sleeping at night.
We can’t promise that weighted blankets will work for everyone. But so many people have seen improved sleep from their weighted blanket, it’s worth a try. If your Mela blanket doesn’t work for you, you can return it for free, no questions asked.
Yes, it’s the same thing!
If you have trouble sleeping at night, a weighted blanket could be the answer. We’re so confident that it’ll make a difference, we offer a 30-night guarantee, during which you can return your blanket for free (no questions asked).
Our 2-4kg kids range is suitable for children aged 3+, and a pet range may or may not be in the works, but we couldn’t possibly reveal our secrets. Never use an adult-weighted blanket on a pet, or your child, because it might be too heavy for them to remove unassisted. Pets can happily lie on top of a Mela blanket, as we’re sure they’ll demonstrate. Don’t let them claw or bite it, though: our anxiety blankets are durable, but not that durable
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.
Weighted blankets are designed to be used by 1 person at a time.The sizing is based on the same sizes as mattresses NOT duvets so they might appear a little smaller than expected. You could use a single, double or king size weighted blanket on any mattress size however, picking a weighted blanket to match your bed size might look better when draped over your bed!
We really hope you’ll love your anti stress blanket, but if it’s not right for you, we make it super easy to return, and it’s absolutely free. You can click here to visit our Returns & Exchange Centre. If you have any trouble just drop our customer services team a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get it sorted. So, you have nothing to lose!
For health and hygiene reasons we can’t offer returns or refunds on the following items unless they are unopened, unused and in the original packaging:
- Pillows and pillow cases.
- Duvets and duvet covers.
- Weighted blanket covers that are bought separately.
- Sheet sets.
- Eye Masks.
Please make sure to return your bedding in secure packaging to avoid it being damaged in transit. If the products arrive damaged, this may affect your return.
We suggest wrapping your returned box in a jiffy/shipping bag.
Please note that all products need to be returned within its original packaging.
We don't ship internationally at the moment.
Your Gran sounds like a smart woman.
As much as we’d love to help everyone with our weighted blankets, your health and safety comes first.
Children under the age of 5 or weighing under 20kg should always use the Mela weighted blanket under supervision.
Anyone using one of our weighted blankets should always be able to remove the blanket without any assistance.
If you suffer from any respiratory problems or sleep apnea, you should not use our weighted blankets.
Patients with diabetes should not use the Mela weighted blanket due to weaker circulation.
Under no circumstances should patients that suffer from diabetic foot syndrome use our weighted blankets.
Anyone with kidney problems (especially those undergoing dialysis) should talk with their doctor before using our weighted blanket.
If you are unsure whether your health condition may be affected by using a weighted blanket we'd always recommend checking with your doctor first..