Weighted Blankets - Glass Beads vs Plastic Pellets
When shopping for a weighted blanket, one of the many things you will want to consider is what is used to make it a weighted blanket. Many weighted blankets come filled with either glass beads or plastic pellets.
The plastic pellets are larger and oval-shaped and look like a tiny egg. They have the texture of a small pebble and you are more likely to feel and hear them at night if you move. Considering that the pellets are made from plastic it would be good to inform yourself of what materials the manufacture used in making them.
Glass beads resemble the sight and texture of sand. Very small, smooth, and quiet. The glass beads will conform to your body thus creating the feeling of a hug. The glass beads are also nontoxic. They are also environmentally friendly and considered safer for human use than plastic pellets.
So there you have it, the two most commonly used fillers for weighted blankets explained. In the end, the final decision should be up to you because everyone sleeps differently. Both are relatively safe to use in a machine washer, however, consult with your blanket manufacture care tag instructions for further information.