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Aeyla Mela weighted blanket composition
There are three main parts to the Mela weighted blanket composition.
- The cosy, top side of the cover made of light grey super-soft quilted fleece.
- The cooling bottom side of the cover made of 100% cotton in pure white.
- Anti-rustle glass quartz pellets that make up the weighted element, sewn into a pocketed design to keep the beads evenly spread and your blanket smooth and lump-free.
We’ll look at each of these elements in slightly more detail further down as we discuss the unique features and benefits of the Aeyla Mela Air weighted blanket.
The blanket itself has a stylish, classic design that’s meant to fit into any bedroom decor.
All materials are also OEKO-TEX-certified, meaning they’re tested to be free from toxins and harmful chemicals. 🧪
What does lying under the Mela weighted blanket feel like?
So what does lying under a weighted blanket feel like?
We tried the Mela weighted blanket in two options - the 5.5 kg (12 lbs) and the 7 kg (15.4 lbs).
Of course, the only difference between these two is the weight, so the heavier option gave more pressure (which was really great to relieve sore muscles at the end of a long day) but also felt a little too restrictive.
You should be able to move your weighted blanket comfortably - it should feel like a gentle hug, not a sheet of metal weighing you down. 🤨
The Mela weighted blanket is ideal for snuggles.
The quilted fleece top side is super soft, so you’ll really get that gentle hug sensation, while the cooling cotton side will keep you quite cool and comfortable.
And since the glass pellets are sown into fabric pockets, you can rest assured that the blanket will adapt perfectly to your body shape and give you that gentle pressure everywhere.
What are the top benefits of the Mela weighted blanket?
So we’ve told you all about the Mela blanket and why we think it’s pretty cool, but we haven’t yet gone into any of the details of why you’d even want a weighted blanket in the first place.
Chances are you already know what weighted blankets are all about, but if you don’t, head over to our guide on the best weighted blankets in the UK, which looks at all the benefits of weighted blankets in a ton of detail.
We’ll go over a few key points here as well.
But, first, what even is a weighted blanket and how does it work?
What is a weighted blanket?
As you may have gathered, a weighted blanket is a type of blanket that has some weight to it. 🏋️
It’s usually either heavier than normal or filled with materials like glass beads sewn into small pockets for equal weight distribution.
How does a weighted blanket work?
A weighted blanket works on the principle of deep pressure touch stimulation, which has a calming effect on the body.
Basically, putting the blanket over your body feels much like a hug and results in deep pressure therapy, which relaxes the nervous system, releases serotonin (your happy hormones), helps ease stress and anxiety, and promotes more restful sleep.
What can weighted blankets help with?
Weighted blankets are most often used to help with mental health, but they actually have a wide range of uses, including helping to relieve the symptoms of some medical conditions.
Using a weighted blanket may help with the following:
- Improve sleep quality: Weighted blankets calm your heart rate and breathing to help you get a good night of restorative sleep.
- Stress and anxiety management: Deep pressure stimulation helps reduce symptoms of anxiety and improves mood.
- Autism: Weighted blankets can help calm people on the spectrum, making it easier for them to cope with sensory overload.
- ADHD: Deep pressure and comfort provided by weighted blankets can help alleviate the symptoms of ADHD.
- Chronic pain management: A weighted blanket helps to relax the nervous system, which can help ease chronic pain.
- Sleep disorders like RLS: The extra pressure of weighted blankets can help with sleep disorders like restless legs syndrome.
Despite a host of benefits, though, weighted blankets aren’t for everyone.
People struggling with conditions like sleep apnoea, asthma, or claustrophobia, for example, may feel uncomfortable under a weighted blanket (though lighter options or using the blanket just over your legs may help).
Children under the ago of two and pregnant women should also stay away from weighted blankets. 🤰
Aeyla Mela weighted blanket sizes
The Mela weighted blanket is available in two size options:
- Standard (100 x 190 cm / 3'3" x 6'2")
- Large (135 x 190 cm / 4’4” x 6’2”)
We'd recommend the large for adults and the standard for smaller individuals or children.
No matter which option you go for, though, remember that weighted blankets are not designed to be shared. 👩❤️👨
Instead, you’re allowed to be completely selfish with your Mela weighted blanket - this is your product designed for your comfort and well-being.
Aeyla UK delivery conditions
Aeyla does have a minimum order value to quality for free delivery but the Aeyla weighted blankets are way above this.
This means you can enjoy free delivery and returns within the UK. 🚚
Delivery usually takes place within 2 -5 working days.
Aeyla is one of those companies that really puts thought and effort into the delivery process.
We received an SMS on the day of delivery to give us a one-hour delivery time slot (which is great as most companies give you a three-hour time slot), and the delivery was right on time.
All of Aeyla’s items are delivered in beautiful, sturdy cardboard boxes that can be reused for storage - we’ve found them to be great options to keep the Aeyla bedding when not in use. 🎁
Each box is also decorated with cute little messages, like “Good sleep comes to those who weight” and “The blanket that hugs you back”, which we really like.
If you're not 100% sure you want to keep your weighted blanket, it's best to hold on to the packaging.
Aeyla requires products to be returned in their original packaging, and your trial may be voided if you don't.
Should you buy the Aeyla Mela weighted blanket?
We’re big fans of the Mela weighted blanket.
This is a premium product available at a fantastic price that offers you a snuggly, weighted feel.
We’d highly recommend the Aeyla Mela weighted blanket to:
- People looking for a soft and snuggly weighted blanket option.
- Those who need a wider range of weight options than what’s usually available.
- People who want a no-fuss weighted blanket that’s machine-washable without having to struggle with removable covers.
- People who are unsure of which weight they need and who’d like to make use of a trial period.
Even if you’re not convinced, the risk-free 30-day trial is all you need to see if the Mela weighted blanket is the top choice for you.