Here I will be taking a closer look at the Casper throw size weighted blanket.
In this article I’ll go over the Casper weighted blanket’s construction, how I felt using it, who it’s good for, who it’s not so good for. And at the end of the article, I’ll be answering some of your frequently asked questions.
Let’s see if this blanket is right for you.
Table of Contents
Starting off, we have to get into the construction of this throw size weighted blanket.
The Casper weighted blanket comes in three weight options, 10, 15 and 20 pounds.
But they are all the same size, 50 X 70 inches, similar to the size of a typical throw blanket, making it perfect for individual use.
When picking out the right size for you, I recommend calculating 10% of your body weight.
So if you are 150 pounds, 10% of that is 15. You should opt for the 15 pound option. But if you are around 200 pounds, 10% of that would be 20. You would opt for the 20 pound version.
That being said, the heaviest option is 20 pounds. So if you are above 200 pounds, this blanket probably won’t be heavy enough for you to experience deep pressure touch. In that case, you would want to search for a blanket that is 25, maybe even 30 pounds.
As for the materials, the outer shell is made of 100% cotton, which tends to be more breathable than other materials, which is great considering heat retention is a common complaint with weighted blanket.
When you take a closer look at the individually stitched pockets, there’s also some polyester batting inside, which gives the blanket an overall more plush, comfortable feel.
When it comes to cleaning this blanket, you can’t machine wash or dry it. You can only spot clean it.
For the most important part, how does this throw size weighted blanket feel in action?
Well, personally, I love the throw size of this blanket. It’s not too big, it’s not too small, it fits my whole body perfectly, and it gives a great hugging sensation.
The weight is evenly distributed throughout, so even as I move, I’m still getting the necessary pressure all over.
Like I said, the best weight distribution really impressive. And that syncs to the smaller rectangle stitching that this Casper blanket has versus other weighted blanket, which can have bigger squares, causing the field a bunch up easier and the weight distribution just gets thrown off.
As for heat retention, I don’t typically sleep very hot and I didn’t notice any body heat build up or any heat retention when I personally use this blanket. It is very comfortable and temperature neutral.
This would be a great option if you tend to sleep hot and have been shying away from weighted blanket out of fear of sweating through your pajamas.
Lastly, and arguably the best part, I felt very relaxed and calm during use.
Studies show that weighted blanket can help alleviate the feeling of anxiety and stress, and I can attest the feeling very well rested and ready to take on my day after use with this blanket.
Moving to pros and cons, I outlined the best and worst aspects of the Casper throw size weighted blanket to help make your buying decision a little bit easier.
Starting off with the pros, this blanket is a great option for hot sleepers. Thanks to the breathable outer shell, I didn’t notice any heat retention overuse, so it’s a great option if you tend to sleep hot.
Moving on to number two, this blanket has amazing weight distribution, thanks to the throw size of the blanket and that unique rectangular stitching. This blanket does a great job having overall great weight distribution along the surface.
And lastly, like I touched on earlier, weighted blanket can help alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety, which nowadays we could all use a little help with.
Moving onto the cons, this is not the best heavy weight friendly option since the heaviest blanket that Casper offers is 20 pounds.
If you’re over 200 pounds, that would put you out of that 10% body weight category. So I just wish that Casper had an option that would accommodate those folks.
Next, this blanket is spot clean only, and if you’re like me and you’re meticulous about upkeep, that just makes maintenance a little bit more difficult.
And lastly, this blanket is on the pricier side. These blankets retail for between $150 and $200 depending on which weight and size that you pick, so it’s not the most budget friendly option.
Now I’m going to go over some quick hits regarding Casper’s policies so you know exactly what to expect when you go to buy.
The Casper throw size weighted blanket comes with a 30 night sleep, trial, free shipping and returns, as well as a one year limited warranty.
Now it’s time to get into those frequently asked questions about the Casper weighted blanket.
What are the benefits of a weighted blanket?
A weighted blanket gives us deep pressure touch, which is what I mentioned earlier in the article. That’s when you apply firm yet gentle pressure to your entire body, which calms your nervous system.
By doing it, it will activate the release of serotonin and dopamine in your body and decreased levels of cortisol, which is a stress hormone.
Studies also show that using a weighted blanket helps reduce the levels of stress and anxiety in our body and helps us fall asleep faster.
When picking the right weight for your blanket, should you round up or round down?
Let’s say 10% of your body weight is 18 pounds. You would then round up to the 20 pound option to ensure that your blanket is heavy enough on your body that you’re experiencing that deep pressure touch and getting all of its benefits.
Can you use a weighted blanket every night?
Yes, it is definitely safe to use a weighted blanket every single night as long as it’s not too heavy on your body and you’ll know that it’ll just feel uncomfortable and just too heavy right on your chest and on your body.
But if it feels comfortable to you, there’s no issue, it’s safe to use every single night.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.