A good weighted blanket can be very beneficial to your sleep quality and mental health. Although you currently have a broad range of weighted blankets to choose from, brands that can be trusted when it comes to quality are but a few. The YnM weighted blanket is one of the most popular products among the brands that can be trusted in quality. But is it worth buying?
In this in-depth YnM weighted blanket review, we examine its design, functionality and other determinant features to establish whether it is a good choice or not.
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Design and Materials
The design and materials used in a weighted blanket determine how functional it is in addition to the comfort level. It is the distinguishing feature between luxurious options and cheap nonfunctional weighted blankets. YnM sets the pace when it comes to design and materials.
The 7-Layered Design
It comes with an impressive 7-layered design which is the hallmark of the ultra-modern weighted blanket. Let us look at how each of the layers works:
A 100% cotton layer which is on the outside at the top and bottom makes the blanket breathable and cool to sleep in. It makes it perfect for hot sleepers as it wicks away the heat and moisture and lets one sleep at a comfortable cool temperature. This feature can be a saver when it comes to those hot summer nights.
A double polyester layer is found just under the cotton layer. It is also on the other side of the weighted blanket. The function of this layer is to prevent tears and leakage of filler material. Unlike some blankets where you wake up and find many tiny balls of filler material all over you, this YnM weighted blanket won’t leak.
Non-glue padding is found around the filler material and functions to make the weighted blanket comfortable and even. It prevents the weighted blanket from being lumpy. You, therefore, won’t feel the weights within the blanket as it feels like one continuous and even blanket. This layer is found on both sides of the filler layer.
The innermost layer is the one that now contains the weights. The filler materials used are premium quality glass beads. Use of glass bead technology is superior to the use of plastic poly pellets. It allows for lesser beads to be used to achieve the required weight. They have the following features:
- Non-toxic and lead-free that makes the weighted blanket safe
- Hypoallergenic which is key for users who have allergies
As you can notice, there is a good choice of materials used in the 7-layered design. Especially for the breathable cotton that not only feels cool but also soft to touch, this blanket is right at the top where it rivals luxurious options. Unlike the pocket design which may feel uneven for your body, the 7-layered design makes it feel like one big continuous blanket. It evenly distributes the weight over every part of your body and thus delivers superior results when it comes to deep touch stimulation therapy.
Adaptation to your Body Shape
Beyond what other 7-layered weighted blankets offer, this product adapts to your body shape. It does it by an additional feature in the design: the use of inner pockets. Here, small compartments make this weighted blanket act like many individual tiny weighted blankets. This feature makes the blanket to adapt to your body shape and contours as you sleep and deliver an adequate firm but gentle pressure to every area it is in contact with.
In case you are wondering just how useful body shape adaptation is, think of it like memory foam. Unlike other weighted blankets that put too much pressure on the prominent parts of your body while making it too little for the less prominent areas, this weighted blanket delivers consistent pressure.
A key determinant feature when choosing a weighted blanket is its ability to accommodate your tastes and preferences. The YnM weighted blanket gives you quite a broad range of options when it comes to color, size, and weight.
You can choose from 9 available colors when it comes to this product. If you want a blanket that fits into the color scheme of your bedroom dcor, then this blanket is one of the best options given the variety of color options. You can also buy a duvet cover that comes in a variety of colors if there is no blanket color that perfectly meets your needs.
When it comes to weight options, there are only a few weighted blankets that can match its variety. You can find weights ranging from 5lbs to 30lbs depending on your needs. That means that whether you are buying it for your toddler, your teenager or yourself, you are sure to find a weight that matches.
The available sizes range from the twin, queen to king sizes. You can choose what works for you depending on your height and size.
With all those features, isn’t it expensive? No, it isn’t. It is surprising more affordable than many other options on the market today. It even made it to our list of he most affordable weighted blankets’. It offers value for your money as it is worth every penny.
- More affordable than most other quality weighted blankets
- A wide range of weight options to meet your needs
- Adapts to your body shape hence more effective than other 7-layered blankets
- Even weight distribution
- Has 8 loops that will keep it in place when used in a duvet cover
- You have to buy the duvet cover separately if you need it hence additional costs
- Some users found it not as cool as it supposedly is
The company offers a 30-day sleep trial – where you can return it for a replacement or a refund if you have issues with it within the first thirty days. The company advises customers to email them to receive instructions for returning/exchanging.
The items must be returned in the original packing material, and you will have to front the shipping cost yourself. Additionally, they may charge a 25% restocking fee if the company determines the returned merchandise was used or damaged.
YnM also offers a 3-year warranty on its merchandise. The warranty includes free mending of seams if unexpected damage should occur.
Tips and Suggestions:
- It could take you few nights or up to several weeks to get used to the sensation of extra weight when sleeping, so don’t be too surprised if you don’t immediately get used to your blanket.
- We recommend using a flat sheet between you and the blanket. This helps cut down washing frequency and further prolongs the life of your YnM blanket.
- If you decide to purchase a duvet from another manufacturer, please check that the inner ties fits correctly with the YnM blankets. We recommend using a YnM duvet for your YnM blanket to ensure a perfect fit and comfortable use.
- Weighted blankets are not recommended for pregnant women, frail individuals, and others who are incapable of moving the blanket without help.
How To Wash Your YnM Weighted Blanket?
All YnM weighted blankets are machine washable, but it is recommended that you wash it with the duvet covering the inner blanket. Alternatively, just wash the duvet instead of the inner blanket.
If you do wish to wash the inner blanket, try spot cleaning it first and then load it into your washing machine in a cool to lukewarm cycle using mild detergent. If you choose to use a washing machine, run a separate load just for your blanket to reduce the risk of damage from other items.
Before washing, we strongly suggest you check your washing machine manual to determine what the weight limitation is for your specific machine. Blankets that weight more than 12 to 15 pounds could damage your machine, so consider taking your heavier weighted blanket to a commercial laundromat.
If you use a front-loader, the weight maximum is generally less than 12 pounds.
The company recommends air drying your blanket by hanging it outside or draping it over a drying rack. Lighter-weight blankets (i.e. those under 12 to 15 pounds) can be placed in a tumble dryer and dried on a low-to-medium setting.
Do not use bleach, and do not iron your weighted blanket.
All YnM duvet covers are machine washable. We recommend using cool/warm water with a mild detergent. Then air dry it on a clothes line or use a dryer, depending on your preference.
So, is it worth buying? Yes, totally worth it. The YnM weighted blanket offers more than just excellent deep touch stimulation therapy, as it’s soft, comfortable and breathable. It has more advanced features than other more expensive options. Its 7-layered design, use of inner pockets that adapt the blanket to your body shape and the use of premium glass beads make it one of the best options for you. Let us know if you will be buying it and how it works for you if you buy it.