Frequently Asked Questions
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Our recommendation for what blanket you should choose based on your body is different from what most companies would recommend. We suggest that you choose a blanket that is 7-9% of your body weight.
The most popular recommendation for weighted blankets is to choose one that is 10% of your body weight. However, we discovered that using a lighter weighted blanket allows your body to adjust to the extra weight faster and you can customize the weight using extra layers.
Through our research, we found that people are often overwhelmed by the weight of the blankets. Often people feel that the weight is too heavy, too constraining, or too hot especially with the added weight of a cover or with extra blankets. For first time users, it takes your body time to adjust to the extra weight so it can also be overwhelming.
Refer to our weight chart for information on what blanket is right for you.
Nimbus blankets have several features that keeps your body from overheating. It is made from premium bamboo, which is soft and cool on your skin and it has a remarkable insulating feature that regulates your body temperature.
Unlike the Nimbus blanket, most blankets are made from cotton and are designed to be 10% of your body weight. Cotton is generally less breathable than bamboo so people find it hot to use especially during warmer months. People also overheat when they add the extra weight of a cover or an extra layer to the initial weight of the blanket.
To avoid this issue, the Nimbus blanket is made from premium bamboo and is designed to be less than 10% of your body weight. The bamboo fabric is more breathable to allow for better airflow and it is incredibly cool on your skin. Nimbus blankets are also lighter than most weighted blankets so that you can adjust the weight and heat as desired with a cover or extra layers.
Using a weighted blanket is often a personal therapeutic experience. Therefore, sharing it with someone else who has a different body size and a unique sleeping pattern may hinder your therapeutic experience. However, we do offer sizes that would accommodate two people. We recommend purchasing the blanket according to the partner with less body weight.
Our blankets have rings on the edges so you can attach strings to it or loop them around buttons on duvet covers.
Here are some tips on caring for your Nimbus blanket:
SPOT CLEAN FIRST
Use a warm soapy cloth to remove any stains on the weighted blanket.
OPT FOR HAND WASHING
Hand washing the blanket will prevent any tearing and is gentler on the fabric.
IF YOU MUST MACHINE WASH, TRY COLD RINSE CYCLE
Machine wash your blanket alone so nothing can get caught on the blanket and cause damage to it. Use the cold rinse cycle instead of a spin cycle.
AIR DRY OR MACHINE DRY ON DELICATE
The best option is to air dry your blanket in the sun or in front of a window. If you are using a dryer, dry on delicate.
USE A COVER FOR EXTRA PROTECTION
With a cover for your weighted blanket, you shouldn’t have to wash your weighted blanket at all. If you have a cover, you will only need to air out the weighted blanket once every three to five months. To air it out, just hang it in mild sunlight for 1-3 hours so it can dry out any body moisture or oils that your blanket may have soaked up.
Our Nimbus blankets are made from bamboo, which means that they are hypoallergenic. The blanket is not treated with any chemicals before they are shipped. However, you should wash your blanket before you use it if you have any special concerns.
Weighted blankets are only recommended for users who are able to lift the blanket off of their bodies if needed. Generally, they are not suggested for users under fifty pounds. People with disability and are unable to lift heavy objects should not use the weighted blanket regardless of your weight.
POTENTIAL SUFFOCATION HAZARD
In order to use a weighted blanket, you must have the ability to lift it off of your body. Caregivers of small children, elderly, or individuals with disabilities will need to use discretion as to whether the blanket is safe or not.
POTENTIAL CHOKING HAZARD
Our blankets have glass beads inside that can be a potential choking hazard for small children if the blanket is torn. Therefore, we do not recommend using a damaged blanket around small children.
Weighted blankets are generally used therapeutically for mental health conditions. However, it can help anyone sleep better. Please ask your therapist if you have a mental health condition before using the blanket. Here is a list of conditions that are commonly relieved with weighted blankets.
- Anxiety, depression, insomnia
- Sensory disorders: Weighted blankets decrease external stimulation and help you relax better.
- Insomnia and other sleep disorders: weighted therapy can help increase the levels of Serotonin and Melatonin overnight
- ADD/ADHD Spectrum disorder
- Aspergers and Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
Someone part of our team is claustrophobic and tested our blanket out herself. From her experience, we concluded that it is safe for an individual with claustrophobia to use weighted blankets. However, we suggest choosing a lighter weight for the blanket. You should consult with a therapist before using the blanket.
We are only taking pre-orders right now as our blankets are still being made. Please be patient with us and we will update you on specific shipping details and times soon.
14-Day Return Policy
We want our community of Nimbus customers to be happy with their experience with our products. If in the first 14 days you conclude your purchase was not a good fit or that you would prefer a different size or weight, we want to make this a pain free process. Please send us an e-mail at Contact@thenimbuscompany.com for a return authorization. To ensure no delays please include the following information within your email:
SUBJECT: RETURN/EXCHANGE ORDER#:__________
BODY OF EMAIL PLEASE INCLUDE:
3.Email address order was placed under
5.Reason for return
6.Choice of exchange or refund
7.Image of blanket in original packaging
Please be advised that returns must be submitted within 14 days of delivery, the return item must be undamaged (new condition), and customers are responsible for all return shipping charges and packaging.
**Items cannot be refunded if soiled, stained, ripped, and not in its original packaging**
If you believe that your product has arrived with damage or defected, please contact customer service within 14 days to return items of poor quality for a refund/exchange. Please include a description and photo verification of the damage in your email.