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Snooze Matters - A Guide on Finding the Perfect Blanket for Your Bed

by Baneet Gurwara on October 11, 2019

Blankets are essential for a good shuteye session that can determine how energized you’ll be for the rest of the following day, especially if you live somewhere with a cold climate. Sleep, just like all the other basic human needs, is vital for optimum performance daily — especially when your body leans towards dependence on sleep for normalcy. Drops in temperature can prevent your body from getting the essential Zs, which is why getting a blanket that’s perfect for you can mean the difference between sleeping soundly or not being able to sleep at all. 

Usually, your bed’s blankets and other types of wrapping that you need for sleep comprises of three different parts:

  • The comforter/duvet - The soft part ensures that your sleeping space stays in order by keeping dirt and any other unwanted particles out.
  • The sheets - This provides the softness that you typically look for when your flop right onto your bed. With different types of materials and thread counts, bedsheets affect your bed’s comfort levels that interact directly with your skin.
  • The blanket itself - As a protective layer that goes beyond providing a warm hug that makes sleeping a lot more comfortable, your blanket acts as an energy-free heater that helps your body stay warm in a colder-than-optimal sleeping environment. 

  • Picking out the perfect blanket for your bed takes a whole lot more than just merely driving over to the department store and taking one home. Choosing the perfect blanket boils down to three important aspects: the right size, the proper fabric, and the perfect knitting. 

    Although the knit is generally up to preference, we’ve prepared a short guide that you can follow to search for the blanket of the perfect size and fabric:

    The size of your blanket

    This is the most straightforward aspect that you’ll have to deal with when finding the perfect blanket for your bed. Getting the right blanket for your bed entails having to find one that’s large enough to cover your mattress with enough excess inches to tuck into the sides and bottom of your bed. Bring out your tape measure and see what size is perfect for your bed with this sizing guide:

    • Twin: 90” x 65”
    • Full/Queen: 90” x 85”
    • Queen: 90” x 90”
    • King: 90” x 110”

    The fabric of your blanket

    Each different type of blanket fabric has a different set of benefits that you can enjoy as you slumber. To know which material and its particular benefits are best for your needs, here’s a list of commonly-offered fabrics that are available on the market:

    // Cotton Blankets

    This type of material is best for repeated washing - perfect for people who suffer from allergies or have babies and/or dogs who might pick up dirt and gunk. Some cotton blankets, depending on the weave, can be used as a blanket for keeping fresh in the summer heat or warm in the harshest winters.

    // Down blankets

    This type of blanket is similar to a comforter, but is lighter and thinner - making is perfect if you’re looking for a thinner blanket. Down blankets are also perfect if you’re allergic to feathers, as they’re composed of synthetic substitutes for softness.

    // Wool blankets

    The weight of wool blankets is perfect for extreme warmth in more harsh conditions with even lower temperatures. This option might not be the best choice for those with sensitive skin as wool blankets can absorb moisture and trigger allergies.

    Your blanket’s weave can also affect the weight and warmth of your blanket, which typically works with your blanket fabric to create the overall experience that you’ll have with your blanket.

    // Knit blankets

    This type of weave makes for a blanket that’s warm and heavy - which makes it a common weave used in wool fabrics that help create more warmth for colder climates.

    // Thermal blankets

    The thermal weave is looser compared to other types, allowing for better air circulation. This is a great option for summer months due to a lighter weight. 

    // Quilted blankets

    Quilted weaves are usually used to keep a certain synthetic material in place to prevent unwanted shifts in weight and ensure easier use. 

    If you’re looking for high-quality bedding products, Grover Essentials is your best option. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.

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