Glass Beads for Filling Weighted Blankets
glass beads that are used to fill weighted blankets are also referred to as micro glass beads, as they are tiny, miniscule beads, and they resemble sugar crystals or white beach sand in look and feel.
Glass beads are considered top quality, and the most luxurious and quiet filler when it comes to weighted blankets.
When people talk about the “grounding” sensation they get from a weighted blanket, or wake up feeling less anxious and more well rested, it could very likely be due to the effects of glass beads specifically, as they distribute much more evenly and smoothly throughout the blanket than other fillings, thereby wrapping you softly in a peaceful, soothing hug. Because of their itty-bitty size, they are gentle enough for people with physical sensitivities.
Glass beads are also great for those who want the weight of the blanket without a bulky filler. The glass beads are heavier than other options, so typically fewer are needed to achieve the desired weight, producing the same effect of Deep Pressure Touch and reducing stress, anxiety, and other negative emotions, without weighing you down too much.