Choosing a Weighted Blanket involves several factors. For one, for maximum comfort and for a pleasant sleeping or relaxing experience, blankets should weigh about 10% of your body weight. For example if you weigh 150 pounds, it would be ideal to select a 15 pound blanket. Typically, these covers come in weights of 10, 15, 20 and 25 pounds. There are lighter weight blankets for children that start at five pounds. Another thing to consider is glass beads or plastic pellets. Glass beads are lighter and give blankets a thinner and smoother feel. Blankets made with plastic pellets are bit bulkier but still feel comfortable. Also, some blankets have a polyester fiber fill, which offers more warmth. In addition, you may want to choose a blanket with a removable cover that can be washed and dried. Weighted blankets can help ease stress, anxiety and insomnia.