A good night’s sleep is important for your health and general well-being. Whether you can’t sleep at all, wake up during the night, or don’t sleep soundly, problems with sleep affect 68% of Americans. If you’re one of these people, there are several solutions you can try.
One treatment for insomnia and sleep problems that has been growing in popularity is the weighted blanket. A weighted blanket is a heavy blanket that puts pressure on the body, helping you to feel calm and relaxed. As a result, using this product can help with insomnia and other sleep problems like restless leg syndrome. The blanket has also been known to help such conditions as autism, ADHD, and anxiety.
The weighted blanket was initially created for children with autism but now comes in sizes and weights suitable for adults. The general consensus among blanket makers is that users should select a weight that is 10% of their body weight. So if a person is 150lbs, they should buy a blanket that is 15lbs.
Once you know what weight to look for you, you have to decide which blanket will best meet your needs. This is no easy task. The market is flooded with options. Lucky for you, we’ve done the leg work, and compiled a list of the best adult weighted blankets on the market. Read on to find out which one is right for you.
The Gravity Blanket is one of the more popular weighted blankets on the market. It was also the first weighted blanket marketed to the public. It features a plush velboa removable duvet cover that is machine washable and hypoallergenic. Gravity features non-toxic glass beads contained within a gridded pure cotton shell, which helps to spread the beads evenly over a user’s body. It’s available in twin size, queen/king size, and travel size. The twin and queen/king sizes are available in 15, 20, and 25 lbs weights. The travel size is available in a 10 lb weight.
This blanket’s claim to fame is its stylish looks and 100% breathable cotton fabric. Dozeology is designed to be warm enough for the winter, without being too hot in the summer. This weighted blanket comes in either a 7lbs or 15 lbs weight. It measures 60”x80” (about the size of a queen). The cover is machine washable and is easy to remove due to its 50-inch perimeter zipper seam. Additionally, the cover has eight ribbon ties that attach the interior to the duvet, keeping it from shifting.
The Nirvana weighted blanket is unique in that it uses treated oats and buckwheat for weight instead of the more popular glass microbeads. The oats and buckwheat are contained within 17 removable bands that are themselves contained within seven pockets so that the pressure is well distributed. The bands can be microwaved or frozen, making it into either a warming or cooling blanket. The Nirvana Original measures 58”x 80” and is available in 15, 20, or 25 lbs weight. Additionally, the Nirvana is two-sided. One side offers soft, breathable cotton, while the other side provides plush, Minky fabric.
The Calmforter weighted blanket employs EVENFLOW technology to provide an excellent relaxation experience. Additionally, it features a Stardust Microbead weighting system to provide even pressure over the entire body. The outer cover is machine washable. It’s made of Minky fabric and is two-sided. One side is smooth while the other has SensaDot Texture. SensaDot Texture is tactically soothing and is particularly useful for users with anxiety and autism. The Calmforter comes in 12 lbs and 15 lbs weights. It measures 60”x80” and can be folded to increase or reduce the weight.
Baloo is made from premium materials such as lead-free glass microbeads and non-toxic breathable cotton. It also features a high-quality build with tight stitching in geometric shapes to keep the beads from shifting. Furthermore, the entire blanket is vegan certified and eco-friendly. It’s also machine-washable and dryable. The Baloo comes in a twin, queen, and king size. The twin comes in a 12 lb weight; the queen comes in a 15 or 20 lb weight, and the king comes in a 25 lb weight. It’s only available in white, and duvet covers sell separately.
This weighted blanket hails from Canada and features an inner cotton shell and a Minky microfiber duvet. The cotton shell makes it breathable, while the Minky fabric makes it soft and tactically soothing. The Hush Classic is available in teen, twin, queen, and king sizes. The teen size only comes in a 12 lbs weight, but the twin comes in 15 and 20 lbs weight. The queen is available in weights of 20, 25 and 30 lbs. The king comes in 30 and 35 lbs weights. The duvet is machine washable, and the weighted filling is non-toxic.