OUR REVIEW :
The Bamboo Weighted Blanket by Milky Sheets have a beautiful feel to them, in part due to the 100% bamboo outer cover (300 thread count) which feels smooth and silky. It feels cool initially but keeps heat in well for those cold nights.
The blanket itself feels expensive luxurious. As the name suggests, it is uniquely ‘weighted’ and feels quite heavy over your body. This of course is intentional as the special glass pellets in the blanket apply gentle pressure to your body during sleep. This blanket should be 8-12% of your bodyweight for maximum therapeutic benefit. This ‘deep touch pressure’ stimulation helps to improve sleep quality and reduce anxiety.
We would highly recommend this blanket for those who value a good night’s sleep!
Bedbuyer’s rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Most weighted blankets are designed for the cold weather and are unsuitable for hot sleepers.
Our Weighted Blanket is made from a breathable outer shell made from 100% bamboo (300 thread count), so it won’t get too hot in warmer weather.
The Milky Sheets™ Bamboo Weighted Blanket helps you sleep better by reducing stress and anxiety related insomnia. It is proven to be beneficial for those suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD and sensory processing disorders.
The blanket works by using “deep touch pressure” stimulation – applying gentle pressure to the body during the night to enable you to relax which has a similar effect of being hugged.
Please note this item is for the weighted blanket only. It can be used alone and hand washed. However, we also recommend purchasing an outer cover for the blanket.
Designed in Australia using standard Australian Sizing. Features inner loops to secure it with an outer cover (the outer cover can also be purchased separately).
Composition: Outer shell – 100% Viscose derived from organic bamboo, Inner – polyester and non-toxic glass pellets.
Size: 122 x 198 cm
Available in different sizes
7kg : $199
2.2kg : $109
3.2kg : $139
Inside the Blanket
The Milky Sheets™ Bamboo Weighted Blanket features a 100% bamboo outer cover, which has a cool feeling that is perfect for hot sleepers and can be used all year round including Summer.
The filling consists of hypoallergenic, lead-free and non-toxic tiny glass pellets.
A thin layer of breathable microfiber is added over this for extra protection, followed by a lightweight and thin layer of polyester padding for extra comfort.
The outer bamboo shell is divided into 18 x 15 cm squares to ensure the beads are evenly distributed.
How Do Weighted Blankets Work?
The blanket works by using “deep touch pressure” stimulation – applying gentle pressure to the body during the night to enable you to relax which has a similar effect of being hugged. This type of stimulation helps you sleep by:
1. Relaxing the nervous system and encouraging the production of serotonin, which naturally turns into melatonin – the hormone that is responsible for regulating our sleep cycles.
2. Reducing cortisol, the ‘stress hormone’ that stimulates the nervous system which makes it difficult to fall asleep.
3. Releasing the ‘feel good’ hormone oxytocin, which helps reduce anxiety, blood pressure and provides a calming effect to help you sleep.
Backed by Scientific Evidence
A study published in the Journal of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health found that weighted blankets helped to relieve anxiety in 63% of participants and 78% found that it actually helped to calm their minds and sleep better.
Doctors have been recommending weighted blankets to patients with restless leg syndrome to help them sleep better and this has proven to be effective. A study published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders on the effectiveness of weighted blankets found that it helps the participants with insomnia to sleep better.
Two outer covers are available :
This is the bamboo outer cover for our weighted blankets.
This is made of a breathable and moisture-wicking bamboo fabric that is great all year round.
Made from 300 thread count, 100% organic bamboo.
Composition: 100% viscose derived from bamboo.
Please note this item only includes the cover for the weighted blanket only. The inner weighted blanket is sold separately.
This is the optional duvet cover for our weighted blankets.
It features a ultra soft and comfortable minky fabric with a beautiful cross grain design. This is for those that love the feeling of soft and fuzzy textures against the skin.
It features ties on the inside to secure your cover with the inner weighted blanket.
Composition: 100% polyester