BB Weighted Blankets Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

1- How do Weighted Blankets / Heavy Blankets Work?

When you sleep under a weighted blanket, it acts like a massager and creates deep touch pressure effect on your body. Sleeping with weighted blanket makes you feel like you are hugged and cocooned. As a response to these effects, brain releases serotonin hormone. Serotonin is known as a “happiness hormone” and precursor of melatonin, the sleep hormone. Therefore, you get longer and better quality sleep with BB weighted blankets.

Clinical trials have proven that regular weighted blankets can help for sleep problems and improve some mental health conditions. They are also good choice for autism, attention deficit, hyperactivity disorders in children. Our patented BB Weighted Blankets don’t use plastic or glass beads to create weight. We use bio-ceramic beads which have natural minerals with far infrared energy. The fabric used in our blankets manufactured by adding far Infrared energy to the yarn. The health benefits of regular weighted blankets are significantly increased with added FIR in our BB Weighted Blankets and Pads.

2- What are the Health Effects of the BB Weighted Blanket and Pads

BB Weighted Blankets bring you not only the benefits of weight but also the various health advantage of FIR. We use special health fabric in BB Weighted Blankets which improve many condition during your sleep. FIR-emitting nano size particles are added into the fibre in these health fabrics. The good FIR energy is emitted from the fabric and also the bioceramic beads inside the blanket. This FIR energy is strong enough to boost blood circulation and enhance tissue viability with penetrating two your body. 

The long hours of FIR effect during the sleep brings better cleaning and healing effect to the body. The weight from bioceramic beads inside the blanket stimulate the brain to release serotonin and melatonin hormones. These hormones regulate sleep and emotional balance. The health benefits from BB Weighted Blankets are the result of the flow of FIR energy from the minerals to the body. This energy resonates body's own energy frequency. 

BB Weighted Blankets also have aromatherapy pockets in the head part blankets. They come with natural lavender bags to improve the quality of sleep and relaxation.

BB Weighted Health Pads are created by using small version of our weighted blankets. FIR’s healing effect can be applied to any part of the body with these  pads. They can relieve pain from muscle spasm, stiffness or injury by improving the blood circulation and healing. They can also block the electromagnetic field – EMF - coming from the electronic equipment hold close to body. EMF is known with its harmful effect on the body especially for the children.


3- How can BB Weighted Blankets Help for Insomnia?

BB Weighted Blankets are unique with bringing positive health effects to the body by emitting FIR energy. FIR improves blood circulation and body's own healing mechanism. FIR - emitting minerals also release negative anions to the environment, these ions are essential for good health and are called “air vitamins” which help for faster and deeper sleep.

Improved energy level and improved relaxation is seen after sleeping just few days with BB weighted blankets. The weight stimulates serotonin release from the brain which turns to melatonin, the sleep hormone. Even the test subjects who had shorter sleep than average also felt rested and refreshed in the morning. The improvement of the sleep quality is better noticed after 3-4 weeks of usage of the blankets. Aromatherapy is another addition to BB Weighted Blankets by its good effect on sleep and relaxation.

4- Can BB Weighted Blankets and Pads be helpful for other conditions too?

The positive health impact of BB Weighted Blankets & Pads on the body is created by two main features: FIR Energy and Weight. FIR is scientifically proven for its many benefits for health and wellness. Patients with musculo-skeletal diseases, cardio-vascular conditions, circulation problems show improvement of their symptoms with FIR therapy. FIR increases blood circulation therefore heals the wound faster, cleans toxins better. BB Weighted Blankets & Pads carry all these good effects by their FIR emitting minerals.

In addition to FIR, the weight of the blankets create deep touch pressure effect on the body which increases serotonin release. Serotonin enhances mood and well-being during the day or night, whenever you use the blankets. Therefore, our blankets not only improve for your mental well being they also ease the pain from stiffness and inflammation. The FIR energy stimulates lymph drainage and improves immune system's functions. We use breathable fabric which keeps the body temperature stable and helps for hot flashes and extreme sweatings. Children with autism, ADHD, anxiety can also benefit from sleeping with our blankets.

BB Weighted Pads are designed for multi purpose usage. They diminish electromagnetic field and protect your body from electronic devices. They can be used as healing pad for pain and stiffness. They are not only good for human beings but also safely used for pets to improve their overall health. They have calming effect on any anxiety situation of the animals.

5- How is the weight distributed on the BB Blanket?

Our blankets have evenly distributed weight so the weight won't shift when you move during your sleep. There are 220 small pouches on adult-size blankets, all are filled and sewn separately. The weight stays where the blanket touches your body. The weight of the bio ceramic beads doesn't shift. That provides the maximum effect from both the weight and FIR. Not only your torso, but also your legs and arms get the benefits from the blanket with increased blood circulation in the whole body. Increased blood flow on any tissue cleans the waste and toxins faster, therefore subsidizes inflammation, oedema and pain.

6- I have fibromyaglia. Can I get any relief from using BB Weighted Blankets?

Fibromyalgia patients can get many health benefits from BB Weighted Blankets and Pads. You can learn all the benefits of BB Weighted Blankets by reading our blog on this topic.

Fibromyalgia: 10 Ways BB Weighted Blankets can help

7- Do BB Weighted Blankets alleviate symptoms of menopause?

You can learn more from our blog below how BB Blankets can be the safe choice for menopausal symptoms:

Menopause and Insomnia

8- What are Far Infrared Rays (FIR)?

FIR also known as infrared light is a natural energy form which drops outside of the visible spectrum of human eye. FIR was well known for its beneficial effect on the body by ancient Chinese, Romans and Egyptians. It is completely healthy and safe. There is no known harm from FIR and it is completely safe for any living creature on our planet.

Nature has an abundant amount of FIR, it is also known as the good part of sunlight as sun is the biggest source of FIR. In fact human beings and all living organisms naturally emit FIR. For instance, the human body emits 9.4 micron and palm trees emits 8 -14 micron FIR rays.

Indeed, Reiki, the Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation is based on FIR emission from the touching hands. FIR is easily absorbed by the skin. It penetrates up to 5 cms and increases the blood circulation in the tissues, enhances metabolism and promotes wound healing. These are all good stuff for health and wellness. 

9- What are the Health Effects of FIR ?

There are many positive effects of FIR on the body; improved blood circulation, increased oxygenation, clearance of the toxins, enhanced cell vitality and accelerated wound healing have been shown by medical researches. Infrared light has been used for treatment of conditions ranging from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure to muscle tears and rheumatoid arthritis.

You can learn more about the good effects of FIR on the body from our blog below:

How Far Infrared Rays benefit your Health

10- How do BB Weighted Blankets assist with weight management?

Far Infrared rays are well known with their weight management effect. When FIR is interacting with your body during the sleep, it cleans the toxins and increases the metabolism in the cellular level. That leads to less craving for food and especially for sugar. If you combine routine BB Weighted Blanket usage with your weight management program, you will get more effective results.

11- What other health effects can I get from BB Weighted Blankets?

The minerals inside the filling material of BB Weighted Blankets diminish the electromagnetic radiation exposure of your body. Any electronic device, all wireless phones, routers, cll phone towers are the source of EM radiation. The increasing level of exposure to EM radiation cary many health risks for us. BB Weighted Blankets and Pads can decrease the possible harmful effect of EM radiation and 5G signals during your sleep.

12- How does Aromatherapy help for my sleep problem? 

Our BB Blankets have aromatherapy option to improve your sleep quality. For that purpose natural lavender seeds  are added to our adult size weighted blankets. Lavender is well known for its sedative and anxiolytic ( anxiety reliever) effects. Lavender makes you fee relaxed and calm and helps for serotonin boost. Our blankets have a special pocket designed for aromatherapy. Not only our lavender seeds, you can use any essential oil in that pocket to get their calming and relaxing effect. 

13- How can I use BB Weighted Lap Pads? 

Our BB Weighted Lap Pads are recommended for local pain or stiffness of muscles, tendons and joints. The FIR energy subsidizes the pain and helps body for cleaning the waste from the damaged tissues. Our pads also block the electromagnetic radiation from mobile devices. They can be used especially for  children who are more vulnerable to EM radiation. They can use our pads between their laptops, tablets or phones and their bodies. That would diminish the amount of EMF exposure to the body. Also the same pads can be used for calming and relaxing effect on household pets. Any animal can have better sleep on our lap pads and get the health benefits .

14- Do you feel hot and uncomfortable by using BB Weighted Blankets ?

Our blankets are made with breathable health fabric which is manufactured by using latest textile technology.  FIR emitting natural minerals are embedded to the yarn of the fabric. It lets the air to circulate and doesn't make you sweaty even in the hot summer days. The users don't feel wet or hot as the sweat does not retain, it dries quickly by air circulation.The FIR energy in the blankets also keep body temperature stable, you don't feel hot under the weight. In the colder temperature you may even need another layer on top of BB Weighted Blanket to feel warmer. This feature of BB Weighted Blankets help for hot flushes and diminishes extreme sweating.

15- How can I use BB Weighted Blanket or Lap Pads for my dog or cat?

We recommend our BB Weighted Lap Pads for small size dogs and cats. If your dog is medium or full size, then our child-size BB Weighted Blankets would be better fit. When your pet sleeps on the blanket it would get all the good health effect from FIR. We recommend to use the blankets or pads as their sleeping pads. Sleeping on the blankets brings FIR's relaxing and calming effect especially when they have anxiety due to any illness or discomfort. They act calmer and  behave relaxed after sleeping on the BB Weighted  Blankets and Pads.

16- Are the BB Weighted Blankets and Pads washable?

Yes, our blankets and pads are hand washable. The bio-ceramic beads and the fabric would not loose their FIR feature after up to 90 times of washings with warm water. Actually, due to the bacteriostatic feature of our health fabric, our blankets and pads don’t build up bacteria and stay clean longer than regular fabric. You can extend the life span of the blankets by using them with bed sheets or duvet covers. High heat dry cleaning is not recommended for our blankets and pads as it may increase the temperature in the bio-ceramic beads and burn the fabric.

17- Why the Blue colour was chosen for the BB Weighted Blankets and Pads?

Blue is proven as the colour of sleep by many studies. The sleep quality improves with blue bed sheets and blue walls in the bed rooms. Blue’s calming and relaxing effect makes you go to sleep easier and stay in sleep longer according to experts.That is why we chose blue color for our blankets. 

18- What is the Return Policy for BB Weighted Blankets and Pads?

We accept any defective product for full refund within 10 days of the purchase. If you are not happy with your BB Weighted Blanket and Pad after 30 days of usage and return it in clean and non-damaged condition we will refund the full cost of the product.  Some restrictions may apply for this policy upon the condition of returned products.