Q1. Why do we need blankets at night? / Can you sleep without a blanket?
Blankets are soft and warm. Using a blanket helps us to deal with our lower nightly core body temperatures. It also increases the serotonin and melatonin levels in our brain, which allows us to relax and fall asleep.
Most people move a lot while sleeping and blankets help in reducing movement.
Q2. How heavy should my blanket be?
According to manufacturers, the weight of a blanket depends on the person. As a general guideline, they should be 10% of the user's body weight, with an extra one or two kgs if they fall between the recommended weights.
Q3. How should I wash my blankets?
You can wash most blankets weighing up to 20 pounds in your household washing machine on a gentle cycle with cold water and a mild detergent. Avoid using bleach, which can damage the blanket's fibres over time, and fabric softeners, which may create buildup that gives your blanket a scratchy feel.
Q4. Which material is best for blankets?
The best quality blankets are made of Super Soft Flannel (Fleece). Fleece is made from synthetic materials but has many of the same qualities as wool. It helps wick moisture away from your body and provides warmth on a cold night, but it is more lightweight than wool. Fleece blankets can be washed and dried at home for convenient cleaning.
Q5. What are standard blanket sizes?
Portico’s blankets come in two standard sizes:
Q6. Will my blanket provide enough warmth in winter?
Yes. A blanket is an insulator. It traps the heat our bodies make, thus keeping us warm.
By restricting your body's radiation, it inhibits the rate of heat flow from your body to the outside environment, meaning you lose heat more slowly than you would otherwise.
Q7. What is the difference between a comforter and a blanket?
A blanket is only one layer of material, while comforters consist of two outer layers of thin fabric with a layer of insulating material between the outer layers of fabric. To unwind on a chilly day, blankets from Portico are ideal. Visit our website to shop for them now!