The weighted blankets are not like regular blankets and require special treatment. They are made especially for medicinal purposes. Anything that has some sort of curing properties is usually coming with a lot of instructions of care. The same is the case with this as well. People cannot wash the blanket as frequently as they used to do with the traditional blankets. These blankets are much heavier than the regular ones, and not everyone can master the art of washing and cleaning the weighted blankets. It is suggested that proper care of the blanket can increase the life of the blanket significantly. Generally, a timeline for a weighted blanket is around five years but as said earlier the lifetime of the blanket can be increased significantly depending on the usage and the care that is done by the users.