Catch Some Z’s With A Weighted Blanket
If you find yourself tired all the time, unable to get a good night’s rest or just looking for a non medical way to relieve symptoms from depression, anxiety, ADHD and a host of other issues, a weighted blanket might be just what you’re looking for.
These blankets were originally manufactured to help children who suffered from autism, but lately they’ve caught fire in the consumer market for people of all ages. While there are no guarantees that a weighted blanket will help you, people generally report that they’re super comfortable and relaxing.
There are blankets from all different companies on the market so it can be quite confusing to pick one. What we’ve done is broken it down to several of the most popular brands to help you make a decision.
|Weighted Blanket||Best For|
|Zonli Cool Weighted Blanket||Multiple Sizes And Colors|
|Good Knight Weighted Blanket||Hypoallergenic|
|Anjee Weighted Blanket||Heavy Blanket For Larger People|
|BUZIO Weighted Blanket||Lot’s Of Different Sizes. Good Price|
|Gravity Blanket||The King Of Weighted Blankets|
Things To Consider
The most important thing to realize when you’re shopping for a weighted blanket is that they work best if they’re around 20% of your body weight. That’s the whole point. They’re supposed to feel like a nice, comforting hug. This won’t work if you weight 250 lbs and buy a blanket that weighs 5 lbs. The good news is, all of our suggestions come in different sizes and weights.
Next, the cover. Remember, you’re not tossing a 20 lb blanket into your washing machine. You want a blanket that has a nice, washable outer cover. The inside is filled with beads made of a variety of materials, depending on which blanket you choose.
Also keep in mind, these blankets are HEAVY! Moving them upstairs and downstairs can be difficult if you’re not very strong. If you love them and find relief from them it wouldn’t hurt to have a couple in the areas you’re most likely to use them. You’ve been warned!
This blanket is super soft, comes in a variety of colors and has a really easy on the wallet price point. Here’s the rundown of blanket features:
- RECOMMENDED WEIGHT/SIZE – The weight of the blanket you order should be 7%-13% of your weight, which would help you sleep better and faster. Besides, the weighted blanket can help you release stress and anxiety to make your relaxed. Choosing the suitable weight would make the most of the blanket. We recommend 48”x72” for twin bed, 60”x80” for queen bed, 80”x87” for king bed. Due to its weight, it’s not necessary to choose oversized blanket.
- PREMIUM MATERIAL – The ZonLi weighted blanket is made of 100% breathable natural cotton, which would make it cooler and more durable than normal blanket. The filling is environmental non-glue polyester padding and Hypo-allergenic,non-toxic,odorless Glass Beads.
- NEW PROCESS – We improved our technology step by step. The new process can make the square much smaller, which would make weight distributed evenly inside the blanket. The updated process would fix the problem that the glass beads move massive around inside the blanket. To prevent the glass beads leakage, we add two layer microfiber inside, which is also breathable and would not make it hot.
- QUALITY GUARANTEE – There are internal quality checking for each process. We have professional QC team. The QC team would check the blanket from step to step during the manufacturing. After packing before shipping, we would also select several blankets and recheck the quality. If there is any defect, we would fix the problem or pick it out. We aim to provide our customers the best goods with best serve.
- WARNING – Some people are not recommended to use the weighted blanket. Please do not use it for pregnant women, children under 5 years old.
We really can’t recommend this blanket highly enough at less than $80.
Clever name and the absolute cheapest blanket on our list. We love the cover on this, it’s super soft, easy to wash and gets the job done. We felt the quality lacked a bit so don’t expect this blanket to last you 10 years. However, if you’re looking to dip your toe into the weighted blanket pool, this is a good place to start.
Here’s the details:
- 100% PREMIUM COTTON – Removable cover for 60×80 weighted blanket
- 6 SECURE TIE POINTS – Designed to ensure the perfect fit for your Good Knight blanket (sold separately)
- ZIPPERED ENCLOSURE – Easily remove and replace blanket for quick cleaning
- MACHINE WASHABLE – To protect and preserve your weighted blanket from wear and tear in the washing machine
- LIFETIME WARRANTY – 100% money back guarantee on any manufacturing defects
This blanket is a bit more expensive but much heavier. You’re really going to feel the benefits of a weighted blanket with this one. We almost fell asleep just writing this under the blanket. It’s no joke and is definitely a blanket for the more serious consumer. There aren’t as many color options, but it does wash well and feels super soft. We love this one.
And the specifics on the Anjee:
- Premium Material: The weighted inner layer shell is made of 100% high quality cotton and the weighted filling is durable, hypoallergenic, odorless and non-toxic silica beads
- Better Mood & Better Sleep: The original Anjee weighted blanket provides the users with great sleep by offering the gentle sensation of being held to encourage deep, healthy, restful sleep
- Natural Relaxing: A weighted blanket is engineered to be around 10% of your body weight to naturally relax by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged (Deep Touch Sense)
- Care Instructions: Machine washable. As the weighted blanket is very heavy, we suggest purchasing the Anjee removable duvet cover for easier cleaning
- 100% Customers Satisfaction Guaranteed: You will get friendly customer service and 12 months warranty from Anjee. If for any reason you’re unhappy with your purchase, we offer a full refund— no questions asked!
The BUZIO weighted blanket is another mid range entry into the weighted blanket market. It’s a bit cheaper than the Anjee weighted blanket, but still offers a similar quality level.
Here’s the BUZIO Buzz:
- Only one weighted blanket inner layer included, without removable cover. Good idea as a gift.
- Right Weights and Size: according to the studies, the weighted blanket should be 7%-12% of your body weight to relax the nervous system and help you fall asleep faster. This adult weighted blanket weighs 20 lbs, perfect weights for the individuals around 150 to 200 lbs. It measures 60 x 80 inches, perfect size to hug your back at night, also it can be used while reading, relaxing, or meditating.
- Premium Material: the weighted inner layer is made of 100% high quality cotton and the weighted filling is durable, hypoallergenic, odorless and non-toxic, these sand-size pellets are dense to add weights and soft to provide a nice texture to the weighted blanket.
- Perfect Gift Idea: A good gift for you and your loved ones. The heavy blanket helps relax the nerve system by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged and make you fall asleep fast and sleep better. It provides great sleep therapy for people with anxiety, autism, ADHD, insomnia or stress. It also helps people with sleeping problem due to other reasons.
- Care and Guarantee: The weighted inner layer is machine-washable on a low, gentle setting. But it is so heavy to a washing machine so a better option is to purchase a BUZIO removable duvet cover for easier cleaning. Moreover, you will get friendly customer service and 12 months warranty from BUZIO.
The Gravity Blanket is the absolute king of weighted blankets. In fact, it might have been the first to market. Most people have heard of the Gravity Blanket and in fact, they usually call all weighted blankets Gravity Blankets. That’s how you know it’s the most popular. It’s literally become the entire market.
What can we say? It’s the heaviest, it feels like the highest quality, he has the best customer service. It’s really the best. It also has a price tag to match. You DO in fact get what you pay for and if you can swing it, you’re going to love owning a Gravity Blanket.
Here’s the breakdown:
- A premium-grade, therapeutic weighted blanket that uses “deep touch pressure stimulation” to help improve mood and promote restful sleep and relaxation
- WEIGHT: Our 25 pound blanket is designed for individuals weighing over 200 pounds
- DIMENSIONS: 1 size of 48 inches x 72 inches to provide a grounding experience for 1 person at a time
- MATERIALS: exterior duvet is made of super soft micro-fiber and is detachable from internal weighted blanket; internal blanket has gridded stitching to ensure the microbeads remain uniformly distributed; internal clasps keep the blanket soundly in place inside the duvet
- MACHINE WASHABLE: both the blanket and duvet are machine washable