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Finding Your Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets are a popular sleep accessory that many people find calming to use. While sleeping with a weighted blanket can help promote relaxation, finding the right one for you can feel stressful.

There are many different models and styles to choose from – thankfully, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you. Through intensive research and hands-on testing, we have identified the best weighted blankets on the market. We’ve compiled our top product recommendations, along with detailed reviews for each weighted blanket.

How to Choose a Weighted Blanket

Our weighted blanket reviews cover all the details of our top product recommendations. However, you will likely want to compare a few different models to find the best option for you. Here’s what to keep in mind when shopping for a weighted blanket:

Weight
Picking the right weight is very important. A good rule-of-thumb is to choose a weighted blanket that’s approximately 10% of your body weight (a 20 lb blanket for a 200 lb individual, for example).

Price
A quality weighted blanket will usually cost between $100 and $300. While price is a factor, we don’t necessarily recommend going with the cheapest option. Instead, look for a quality product at a reasonable price-point.

Materials
Like standard blankets, weighted blankets can be made with a wide variety of materials, including cotton, fleece, microfiber, and more. If you have a preferred material or feel, you’ll want to note the cover and fill material used in each product you’re considering.

Breathability
Some weighted blankets can feel hot, particularly on warm nights. If you live in a warm climate or tend to sleep hot, look for a product with good breathability or other cooling properties.

Quality & Reputation
A weighted blanket is a substantial purchase, so you’ll want to choose a quality product from a well-rated manufacturer. We recommend reading weighted blanket reviews to get a better sense of the true quality of each product you’re considering.

What Are Weighted Blankets?

A weighted blanket is a heavy blanket that often has plastic pellets, ball bearings, glass beads, or other dense objects woven into it. Some constructions avoid the use of fill altogether by opting for layers of heavy fabric instead. These blankets typically weigh 5 to 30 pounds, or more. A standard blanket or duvet may weigh a few pounds at most, so even a lighter weighted blanket will feel substantially heavier than the blankets most people are familiar with.

What Are the Benefits?

Weighted blankets are designed to improve sleep quality by helping to reduce anxiety and stress, while promoting a sense of relaxation. For many people, the light compression that a weighted blanket provides feels calming and can help ease restless movements and racing thoughts.

Weighted blankets are being researched for the benefits they can provide in various circumstances, with a limited base of current literature. However, their design is intended to simulate deep pressure touch (DPT) therapy, which has a more established backing for certain applications, including anxiety.

Are Weighted Blankets Safe?

For most adults, weighted blankets are considered safe to use. For best results, it’s important to use a blanket of an appropriate weight. We recommend finding a blanket that’s equivalent to roughly 10% of your body weight. For example, a 150 lb individual would want a 15 lb weighted blanket.

Weighted blankets are not recommended for young children, as they can pose a suffocation risk. For older children, weighted blankets appear to be safe, so long as they are of an appropriate weight. Always check with your pediatrician before purchasing a weighted blanket for a child.

Certain groups should check with their doctor before using a weighted blanket. Those with sleep apnea should likely avoid the use of weighted blankets, as they can further restrict breathing. Those with chronic respiratory or circulatory conditions should also typically avoid using weighted blankets.

Weighted Blanket Reviews

Brand Model Fill Material Weight Options Full Review Price
Baloo Baloo Weighted Blanket Glass Microbeads, Cotton Batting 12 lbs., 15 lbs., 20 lbs., 25 lbs. Read Our Review $179
Bearaby Cotton Napper Organic cotton yarns, spandex 15 lbs., 20 lbs., 25 lbs. Read Our Review $249
Bearaby Nappling Organic Cotton 8 lbs. Read Our Review $149
Bearaby Tree Napper Tencel Lyocell, Organic Cotton, Spandex 15 lbs., 20 lbs., 25 lbs. Read Our Review $269
BlanQuil BlanQuil Weighted Blanket Glass Beads 15 lbs., 20 lbs., 25 lbs. Read Our Review $169
Casper Casper Weighted Blanket Glass microbeads and polyester batting 10 lbs., 15 lbs., 20 lbs. Read Our Review $179
Gravity Kids Weighted Blanket Glass Beads 3 lbs. (Toy), 10 lbs. (Blanket) Read Our Review $170
Gravity Gravity Weighted Blanket Non-toxic micro glass beads 15 lbs., 20 lbs., 25 lbs. Read Our Review $189
Helix Helix Weighted Blanket Glass Beads 10 lbs., 15 lbs., 20 lbs. Read Our Review $99
Hush Hush Weighted Blanket Non-Toxic Glass Beads 12 lbs., 15 lbs., 20 lbs., 25 lbs., 30 lbs., 35 lbs. Read Our Review $209
Hush Weighted Blanket for Kids Glass Beads 5 lbs., 12 lbs. Read Our Review $129
Layla Layla Weighted Blanket Micro glass beads 15 lbs., 20 lbs., 25 lbs. Read Our Review $119
Luna Cooling Weighted Blanket Recycled Polyester and Glass Beads 5 lbs., 7 lbs., 10 lbs., 15 lbs., 20 lbs., 22 lbs., 25 lbs., 30 lbs. Read Our Review $100
Luna Luna Cotton Weighted Blanket Glass Microbeads, Fiberfill 10 lbs., 12 lbs., 15 lbs., 17 lbs., 20 lbs., 22 lbs., 25 lbs., 30 lbs. Read Our Review $80
Luna Weighted Blanket for Kids Glass Beads, Microfiber from Recycled Materials 5 lbs., 7 lbs., 10 lbs. Read Our Review $50
Luxome Cooling Weighted Blanket Glass microbeads and fiberfill 8 lbs., 15 lbs., 18 lbs. Read Our Review $110
Mosaic Coolmax Weighted Blanket BPA-Free Plastic Pellets 5 lbs., 8 lbs., 10 lbs., 12 lbs., 15 lbs., 18 lbs., 20 lbs., 25 lbs. Read Our Review $250
Mosaic Coolmax Weighted Blanket for Kids BPA-Free Plastic Pellets 5 lbs., 8 lbs., 10 lbs. Read Our Review $130
Mosaic Cotton Weighted Blanket BPA-free Plastic Pellets & Polyfill 5 lbs., 8 lbs., 10 lbs., 12 lbs., 15, lbs., 18 lbs., 20 lbs., 25 lbs. Read Our Review $125
Mosaic Minky Weighted Blanket BPA-free, hypoallergenic, FDA-compliant plastic pellets & polyfill 5 lbs., 8 lbs., 10 lbs., 12 lbs., 15, lbs., 18 lbs., 20 lbs., 25 lbs. Read Our Review $280
Odyssey Bl... Odyssey Blanket Weighted Blanket Ceramic Beads 15 lbs. Read Our Review $96
Pendleton Adult Weighted Blanket Glass Beads, Polyester Fiber Fill 10 lbs., 15 lbs., 20 lbs. Read Our Review $100
Proper Liv... Proper Living Co. Proper Weighted Blanket Glass Microbeads, Polyester Batting 15 lbs., 20 lbs. Read Our Review $80
Purple Purple + Gravity Weighted Blanket Glass Pellets, Polyester Fiber 35 lbs. Read Our Review $299
Quility Quility Weighted Blanket Glass beads and polyester padding 5 lbs., 7 lbs., 10 lbs., 12 lbs., 15 lbs., 20 lbs., 25 lbs., 30 lbs. Read Our Review $115
Vellux Weighted Blanket Glass Beads, Polyester Batting 15 lbs., 20 lbs., 25 lbs. Read Our Review $180
Yaasa Yaasa Serenity Weighted Blanket Polypropylene Fibers 15 lbs., 20 lbs... Read Our Review $249
YnM Cooling Bamboo Weighted Blanket Glass beads with polyester fill 5 lbs., 7lbs., 10 lbs. (kids) 12 lbs., 15 lbs., 17 lbs., 20 lbs., 22 lbs., 25 lbs. (adults) Read Our Review $71
YnM Cotton Weighted Blanket Glass beads with polyester fill 5 lbs., 7lbs., 10 lbs. (kids) 12 lbs., 15 lbs., 17 lbs., 20 lbs., 22 lbs., 25 lbs. (adults) Read Our Review $69
ZonLi ZonLi Weighted Blanket Glass Beads and Microfiber Padding 5 lbs., 7 lbs., 10 lbs., 12 lbs., 15 lbs., 17 lbs., 20 lbs., 22 lbs., 25 lbs., 30 lbs. Read Our Review $68
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    About Our Editorial Team

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    Daniel Noyed

    Certified Sleep Coach

    Danny is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with an in-depth knowledge of sleep health. He has tested hundreds of mattresses and sleep products.

    About Our Editorial Team

    author
    Daniel Noyed

    Certified Sleep Coach

    Danny is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with an in-depth knowledge of sleep health. He has tested hundreds of mattresses and sleep products.