Kia ora! This guide is informed by years of first-hand experience, customer feedback and FAQs about weighted blankets! It is always our pleasure to talk with you if you have questions that are not answered here, get in touch with us

1. How Do Weighted Blankets Work?

The calming benefits of our blanket's gentle pressure over the body is gounded in the science of Deep Touch Pressure Therapy (DTP).

Like a hug, swaddle, or cosy cocoon, DTP switches the nervous system out of 'fight or flight' mode and into its 'rest and digest' mode. In this state, the parasympathetic nervous system sends signals to your brain that you are safe, and it can relax and rest. When your mind and body are at ease, cortisol levels (stress & anxiety) drop, and melatonin and seratonin rise, promoting deeper, longer sleep.  

2. What Are The Benefits Of Weighted Blankets?

Weighted blankets are best known for their ability to lower stress and anxiety and increase sleep quality, but they are also effective in many other areas including:

1. Reduces anxiety and stress

2. Eases insomnia and brings better sleep

3. Alleviates symptoms of Autism in children and adults

4. Pain relief

5. Helps maintain consistent body temperature through the night, fighting night sweats and and hot flashes

6. Helps with Restless Leg Syndrome

7. Reduces nighttime movement

8. Helps with PTSD

9. Promotes focus and attention in ADHD

10. Improves mood

11. Fights fibromyalgia

Read More

3. What Size And Weight Weighted Blanket Is Right For Me?

Take The Quiz to find out the best weight and size for your individual sleeping needs.

Quick guide to selecting weight:

Choose a weight that is roughly 10% of your body weight - (for example, body weights from 50kg - 80kg can choose a 7kg blanket, body weights over 80kg can choose 9kg+). However this ultimately comes down to personal preference and we are happy to swap weights for you if you wish to exchange for a heavier/lighter blanket.

Groundd has 4 weights:

  • 4.5kg - Comes in Small Single size
  • 7kg - Comes in Small Single size & Double/Queen size
  • 9kg - Comes in Double/Queen size and Queen/King size
  • 11kg - Comes in Queen/King size

A note about weighted blanket sizes:

To get the most benefits from sleeping with weight, weighted blankets are designed to be concentrated over your body, rather than your bed. So, we recommend using 1 blanket per person and to select the best size for your sleeping needs rather than for your bed size.

Groundd has 3 sizes:

  • Small Single, comes in 4.5kg & 7kg weights- Suitable for children and smaller adults that will be using their blanket individually
  • Double/Queen, comes in 7kg & 9kg weights - Most popular size, suitable for most sized adults that will be using their blanket individually. This size will just cover a queen bed.
  • Queen/King, comes in 7kg & 9kg weights- Large size, suitable for 1-2 adults, or anyone who wants their blanket to fully cover their bed, up to a King size. This size will just cover a king bed.

Shown on a Queen size bed

4. Why Choose Groundd?

We Are A NZ Family Business That Prioritises Excellent, Efficient Customer Service:

Their customer service is outstand - one o the best in New Zealand

We are here and happy to help! When you need extra support, or just want to chat about your sleep you can reach us - the founders - directly via email, phone, text, or social media. It is our pleasure to assist our customers to find the right Groundd products for them and to listen to feedback. We work to continually improve our desgins and range based directly on customer feedback - take our latest Small Single size - this was developed based on feedback from mum & children using our blankets who wanted an "in-between" child/adult size and weight so kids could continue to use it as they grow. This size has become one of our most popular sizes since introducing it, we are grateful to hear what you want to see from us!

We Value Quality, Sustainability & Comfort:

Premium Quality - we source the best materials for comfort and longevity; Sustainability - natural fabrics & organic processing for a clean sleep environment; Breathability - temperature regulating for year round comfort

Trust 6,000+ Happy Groundd Customers NZ Wide Since 2019

Groundd is NZ's #1 rated weighted blanket thanks to our amazing customers!

We Give Back To Our Community

We are grateful to be able to support so many wonderful organizations with our Groundd blankets including:

                    • Autism NZ
                    • Starship Hospital
                    • Auckland School Nurses Association
                    • The Mitey Drive
                    • Hospice
                    • Youth in Transition
                    • Women's Refuge
                    • NZ Therapists

5. How do I use a weighted blanket?

Sleep: Use it just like a duvet!

If using other blankets (for warmth), layer them on top of the weighted blanket so the weighted blanket is the closest layer to your body for maximum benefits. If you are a very hot sleeper, try it without the cover on.

Relieve Stress: "Wear" the weighted blanket around your back and shoulders to relieve tension in the neck and shoulders from anxiety, stress, trauma and more.

6. Are Weighted Blankets Hot?

Maintaining a comfortable body temperature throughout the night is crucial for quality sleep. However, many weighted blankets (and traditional bedding for that matter) trap body heat, causing overheating and leading to disrupted, uncomfortable sleep.

Groundd weighted blankets have been specifically designed to regulate body temperature. So as your body temperature naturally rises and falls throughout the night, our blanket will allow excess heat to excape while reamining cosy when your temperature falls back down.

Our blanket is constructed with high quality breathable materials in temperature regulating layers.

7. Is A Weighted Blanket Right For Me?

You're not alone if you haven't tried a weighted blanket before and are not sure if its right for you.

Ask yourself- Do you like the idea of weight on you- like crawling under a pile of heavy blankets in the winter?

Weighted blankets may not be suitable for people with:

  • Claustrophobia
  • Joint sensitivity
  • Chronic respiratory or circultory issues
  • Very young or elderly people who may have difficulty getting out from under it

8. Are Weighted Blankets Good For Kids?

Many children get some pretty incredible results from weighted blankets. In fact, weighted blankets were first developed my mums of children with Autism to help them calm down when overstimulated and sleep better.

Read More

We get the most heartwarming feedback from families about how our blankets have helped their little ones get the sleep they need! If shopping for a kid, you may be able to relate to parts of the stories we've shared here-

9. How Do I Care For A Weighted Blanket?

Groundd weighted blankets can be hand washed:

  • Dissolve detergent in warm water before washing and air dry.
  • Hang to dry in indirect sunlight.
  • Do not iron, tumble dry or dry clean.

Weighted Blanket covers are machine washable and dryable:

  • Firstly, zip up the cover before machine washing.
  • Wash in delicate/gentle cycle in warm water or cool water (30°C)
  • Remember to wash your sheets separately because zippers, hooks, rough fabric like denim, can cause pilling and excess abrasion.
  • As this is an entirely natural product, a small amount of pilling is normal, especially in response to friction.
  • Bamboo Lyocell is a strong, resilient fabric that will last a long time if cared for correctly.
  • For best drying results, tumble dry on low, if hanging to dry, do not use clothes pegs to hold up the Bamboo as they can damage the fabric.
  • Bamboo Lyocell de-wrinkles itself naturally over time but should you need to accelerate this process iron on a light setting.
  • Choose a natural or mild detergent, do not bleach.

10. Are weighted blankets Funded By ACC?

We are a registerered vendor with ACC, our ACC Vendor number is VBG060

11.What Are The Shipping And 30 Night Trial Details?

It can take some time to adjust to sleeping with weight, which is why we offer a 30 night trial period. If you are not happy with your blanket during that time, you can exchange or return it easily. Please read our return policy here to ensure your blanket qualifies for an exchange or return and we are always happy to assist.

We love free, fast shipping! You should receive your order in 1-4 days, however, local delivery can vary with weather, COVID and other disruptions.

Read More

12.Research on weighted blankets

Kia ora! This guide is informed by years of first-hand experience, customer feedback and FAQs about weighted blankets! It is always our pleasure to talk with you if you have questions that are not answered here, get in touch with us

1. How Do Weighted Blankets Work?

The calming benefits of our blanket's gentle pressure over the body is gounded in the science of Deep Touch Pressure Therapy (DTP).

Like a hug, swaddle, or cosy cocoon, DTP switches the nervous system out of 'fight or flight' mode and into its 'rest and digest' mode. In this state, the parasympathetic nervous system sends signals to your brain that you are safe, and it can relax and rest. When your mind and body are at ease, cortisol levels (stress & anxiety) drop, and melatonin and seratonin rise, promoting deeper, longer sleep.  

2. What Are The Benefits Of Weighted Blankets?

Weighted blankets are best known for their ability to lower stress and anxiety and increase sleep quality, but they are also effective in many other areas including:

  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Eases insomnia and brings better sleep
  • Alleviates symptoms of Autism in children and adults
  • Pain relief
  • Helps maintain consistent body temperature through the night, fighting night sweats and and hot flashes
  • Helps with Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Reduces nighttime movement
  • Helps with PTSD
  • Promotes focus and attention in ADHD
  • Improves mood
  • Fights fibromyalgia

Read More

3. What Size And Weight Weighted Blanket Is Right For Me?

Take The Quiz to find out the best weight and size for your individual sleeping needs.

Quick guide to selecting weight:

Choose a weight that is roughly 10% of your body weight - (for example, body weights from 50kg - 80kg can choose a 7kg blanket, body weights over 80kg can choose 9kg+). However this ultimately comes down to personal preference and we are happy to swap weights for you if you wish to exchange for a heavier/lighter blanket.

Groundd has 4 weights:

  • 4.5kg- Comes in Small Single size
  • 7kg- Comes in Small Single size & Double/Queen size
  • 9kg- Comes in Double/Queen size and Queen/King size
  • 11kg- Comes in Queen/King size

A note about weighted blanket sizes:

To get the most benefits from sleeping with weight, weighted blankets are designed to be concentrated over your body, rather than your bed. So, we recommend using 1 blanket per person and to select the best size for your sleeping needs rather than for your bed size.

Groundd has 3 sizes:

  • Small Single, comes in 4.5kg & 7kg weights- Suitable for children and smaller adults that will be using their blanket individually
  • Double/Queen, comes in 7kg & 9kg weights - Most popular size, suitable for most sized adults that will be using their blanket individually
  • Queen/King, comes in 7kg & 9kg weights- Large size, suitable for 1-2 adults, or anyone who wants their blanket to fully cover their bed, up to a King size.

Shown on a Queen size bed

4. Why Choose Groundd?

We Are A NZ Family Business That Prioritises Excellent, Efficient Customer Service

We are here and happy to help! When you need extra support, or just want to chat about your sleep- you can reach us - the founders - directly via email, phone, text, or social media. It is pleasure to assist our customers find the right Groundd products for them and to listen to feedback. We work to continually improve our desgins and range based directly on customer feedback.

We Value Quality, Sustainability & Comfort

Premium Quality - we source the best materials for comfort and longevity; Sustainability - natural fabrics & organic processing for a clean sleep environment; Breathability - temperature regulating for year round comfort

Trust 6,000+ Happy Groundd
Customers NZ Wide Since 2019:

Groundd is NZ's #1 rated weighted blanket thanks to our amazing customers!

We Give Back To Our Community:

We are grateful to be able to support so many wonderful organizations with our Groundd blankets including:

    • Autism NZ
    • Starship Hospital
    • Auckland School Nurses Association
    • The Mitey Drive
    • Hospice
    • Youth in Transition
    • Women's Refuge
    • NZ Therapists

5. How Do I Use A Weighted Blanket?

Sleep: Use it just like a duvet! If using other blankets for warmth, layer them on top of the weighted blanket so the weighted blanket is the closest layer to your body for maximum benefits.

Relieve Stress: "Wear" the weighted blanket around your back and shoulders to relieve tension in the neck and shoulders from anxiety, stress, trauma and more.

6. Are Weighted Blankets Hot?

Maintaining a comfortable body temperature throughout the night is crucial for quality sleep. However, many weighted blankets (and traditional bedding for that matter) trap body heat, causing overheating and leading to disrupted, uncomfortable sleep.

Groundd weighted blankets have been specifically designed to regulate body temperature. So as your body temperature naturally rises and falls throughout the night, our blanket will allow excess heat to excape while reamining cosy when your temperature falls back down.

Our blanket is constructed with high quality breathable materials in temperature regulating layers.

7. Is A Weighted Blanket Right For Me?

You're not alone if you haven't tried a weighted blanket before and are not sure if its right for you.

Ask yourself- Do you like the idea of weight on you- like crawling under a pile of heavy blankets in the winter?

Weighted blankets may not be suitable for people with:

  • Claustrophobia
  • Joint sensitivity
  • Chronic respiratory or circultory issues
  • Very young or elderly people who may have difficulty getting out from under it

8. Are Weighted Blankets Good For Kids?

Many children get some pretty incredible results from weighted blankets. In fact, weighted blankets were first developed my mums of children with Autism to help them calm down when overstimulated and sleep better.

Read More

We get the most heartwarming feedback from families about how our blankets have helped their little ones get the sleep they need! If shopping for a kid, you may be able to relate to parts of the stories we've shared here-

9. How Do I Care For A Weighted Blanket?

Groundd weighted blankets can be hand washed:

  • Dissolve detergent in warm water before washing and air dry.
  • Hang to dry in indirect sunlight.
  • Do not iron, tumble dry or dry clean.

Weighted Blanket covers are machine washable and dryable:

  • Firstly, zip up the cover before machine washing.
  • Wash in delicate/gentle cycle in warm water or cool water (30°C)
  • Remember to wash your sheets separately because zippers, hooks, rough fabric like denim, can cause pilling and excess abrasion.
  • As this is an entirely natural product, a small amount of pilling is normal, especially in response to friction.
  • Bamboo Lyocell is a strong, resilient fabric that will last a long time if cared for correctly.
  • For best drying results, tumble dry on low, if hanging to dry, do not use clothes pegs to hold up the Bamboo as they can damage the fabric.
  • Bamboo Lyocell de-wrinkles itself naturally over time but should you need to accelerate this process iron on a light setting.
  • Choose a natural or mild detergent, do not bleach.

10. Is Groundd Funded By ACC?

Groundd is a registerered vendor with ACC, our ACC Vendor number is VBG060

11.What Are The Shipping and 30 Night Trial Details?

It can take some time to adjust to sleeping with weight, which is why we offer a 30 night trial period. If you are not happy with your blanket during that time, you can exchange or return it easily. Please read our return policy here to ensure your blanket qualifies for an exchange or return and we are always happy to assist.

We love free, fast shipping! You should receive your order in 1-4 days, however, local delivery can vary with weather, COVID and other disruptions.

Read More

12.Research On Weighted Blankets