A Blanket is a type of bedding, generally speaking a large piece of cloth, intended to keep the user warm, especially while sleeping.
A Blanket is a type of bedding, generally speaking a
large piece of cloth, intended to keep the user warm, especially while
sleeping. Blankets are distinguished from sheets by their thickness and
purpose; the thickest sheet is still thinner than the lightest blanket,
because blankets are for warmth, while sheets are for hygiene, comfort
and aesthetics. Blankets are subdivided into many types, including quilts,
duvets, and comforters, depending on their thickness, construction and/or
fill material. Electric blankets are heated by electricity. Blankets were
traditionally made of wool because of wool's warmth, breathability and
natural fire-retardant properties, while sheets were made of cotton or
linen, which are less irritating to the skin. These days, synthetic fibers
are frequently used for both. Throw blankets are smaller blankets, often
in decorative colors and patterns, that can be used for extra warmth outside
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