Bamboo Weighted Blanket

Scott Gurfein
Updated: 17, September, 2020

3 Reasons You Need A Bamboo Weighted Blanket

Bamboo is the best choice for your weighted blanket. Not only is it soft, but it's thermal-regulated to keep you cool in any season. Bamboo is also naturally renewable and machine washable for an easy, comfortable night's sleep.

What is a weighted blanket?

A weighted blanket is a blanket that adds weight using a filler, such as steel balls, glass beads, or organic grains. These are comfort devices used to treat a host of issues in children an adults, including physical, mental, and developmental conditions. But they're also just super comfy!

How does it work?

Weighted blankets work through deep pressure stimulation (DPS). DPS refers to pressure put on the central nervous system that replicates swaddling, a hug, or being cradled. As a result, this provides a sense of comfort that helps relax the body and brain, relieving anxiety.

What medical conditions do weighted blankets help?

The benefits of weighted blankets and their anxiety-relieving properties help relax those with certain learning and behavioral disorders, mental impairments, and physical disabilities, including:

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome is the physical twitch that results in the compulsion to move the legs, often negatively impacting sleep. DPS has been known to stimulate the nervous system and improve blood flow throughout the body, which helps soothe the sensation to move the legs and allows for a better night's sleep.


Insomnia refers to the difficulty to get to sleep and stay asleep. Weighted blankets have been known to help in some cases of insomnia in children. DPS calms the central nervous system and the brain, while simultaneously providing a womb-like sleeping environment that makes it easier to stay asleep.


Physical compression, such as hugging, has been proven to help symptoms of anxiety. A weighted blanket provides a similar sensation and helps reduce racing thoughts, hyperventilation, and the inability to sit still.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism is a birth defect that causes significant developmental impairment. Often times, children and adults with autism don't like to be touched. The weighted blanket provides frequent, consistent, and reliable compression stimulation to those on the autism spectrum for whom external comfort isn't always an option.

ADHD (in children)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that impacts a child's ability to concentrate. Children with ADHD often experience hyperactivity and an inability to focus on the task ahead, such as school. By stimulating the nervous system, a weighted blanket can help the child find temporary relief and quiet the mind

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain refers to any issue of the body resulting in long-lasting, often debilitating pain. As with RLS, a weighted blanket helps stimulate nerve endings and provides for more adequate blood flow, which can help those who suffer from chronic pain find relief. Additionally, the boost in serotonin production helps you fall asleep and stay asleep.

Other benefits of using a weighted blanket

Are you always tired by mid-afternoon? Do you wake up a lot during the night? While weighted blankets help with a variety of physical and mental conditions, it can also help with those everyday issues and improve your day-to-day life.

Better Quality Sleep

The DPS is one thing, but weighted blankets are known to simulate a womb-like sleep environment. This helps you sleep deeper, longer, and better. And when you sleep better, you wake more refreshed and ready to take on your day!

You Sleep Longer

The ideal sleep environment provided by a weighted blanket keeps you wrapped a cocoon of compression comfort! As a result, you sleep longer, allowing maximum time for optimum deep and REM sleep.

Helps You Fall Asleep Quicker

Tired of tossing and turning? These types of blankets are beneficial to helping your child find comfort faster. As a result, they'll fall asleep quicker.

Alleviates Stress

DPS also helps stimulate your body's natural production of serotonin. Not only does this help you sleep, but it's a crucial part in your ability to relax before bed.

Here's why bamboo weighted blankets are a must!

Bamboo fabric makes premium products that are a must have for comfortable sleeping. If you're wondering why bamboo is so great, here are a few reasons:

1. Bamboo is sustainable

Bamboo is sustainable and environmentally friendly. This also means it's natural, unlike many synthetic cotton blends. While bamboo is breathable and light, synthetic cotton blends feel unnatural and forces your body to sweat.

2. It keeps incredibly cool

This is some of the best fabric if you're easily made hot in the night. Bamboo fabric provides a light, breathable cover that helps circulate the air in the room and keeps you from sweating too much throughout the night! Bonus coolness if it's combined with glass bead filler (like Snuggle Pro products)!

3. It's super soft

The softness helps the consistent pressure of the weighted blanket feel natural and comfortable, helping you sleep more deeply.

Our bamboo weighted blankets are even better!

While bamboo weighted blankets are great, Snuggle Pro bamboo weighted blankets are even better!

Premium Cooling Weighted Blanket and Duvet For Toddlers & Kids

This blanket is a great option if you have kids. It's hypoallergenic, great for all seasons, and is machine washable (which comes in handy)! If your child has trouble sleeping, or suffers from a physical, mental, or developmental impairment, this helps them sleep more deeply. (Bonus: It's so soft!)

Premium Heavy Cooling Weighted Blanket For Teens, Adults & Couples

These blankets are made with 100% organic cotton, bamboo duvet cover, and glass bead fillers, comes in a variety of options in weight and are also machine washable! (No surprise: They're also so soft!)

Additional things to look for in a weighted blanket

There are a few things you should keep in mind when shopping for your weighted blanket.

1. Size and Weight

It's important for you to choose the size and weight appropriate for your (or your child's) body weight. This ensures the appropriate amount of pressure is applied. A good rule of thumb is to find a blanket that's approximately 10% of the sleeper's body weight.

2. Fillings

Fillings help ensure consistent pressure is applied, and also helps keep you warm without overheating. The glass bead filler in Snuggle Pro products are the best option for a premium quality weighted blanket. Though some blankets are also made with poly plastic pellets or steel balls. Some even use rice! (Which we never recommend)

3. Machine Washable

You want a blanket that's machine washable. Some weighted blankets, such as those made with organic fillers (like rice) aren't machine washable. Additionally, depending on the size of your product, your weighted blanket may not be suitable for your home washer. All of Snuggle Pro's products are machine washable, and some of them even have removable covers.

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