CuteKing has been in business since 2004. They are a blanket manufacturer that currently sells their blankets through third-party retailers. Their flagship product is the CuteKing Weighted Blanket.
Weighted blankets are known for their anxiety-reducing and sleep-enhancing properties. Research has shown that the weight from the blanket can produce a hug-like sensation in the user. This sensation calms the nervous system, increasing the body’s production of serotonin and melatonin while decreasing the body’s production of cortisol. Serotonin improves a person’s mood while melatonin helps a person fall asleep. Cortisol is the hormone associated with stress. Therefore by increasing serotonin and melatonin and decreasing cortisol, the weighted blanket helps people feel calm and fall asleep faster. Experts have found that weighted blankets are particularly effective for people who suffer from ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, anxiety, and insomnia.
The CuteKing Weighted Blanket contains premium glass beads. Glass beads offer better conforming and cooler temperatures than the plastic beads used by other weighted blanket companies. The blanket cover consists of pure cotton and is reinforced with thin layers of polyester for additional protection against wear and tear
CuteKing’s key strengths are its breathability and temperature neutrality. As a result of its breathable cotton outer layer, and sparse polyester fiberfill, the blanket is ideal for warmer weather. It does, however, mean that the blanket isn’t ideally suited for cold weather. The blanket is relatively thick and sturdy, providing a longer expected lifespan. Additionally, the sturdiness of the material will prevent the glass beads from spilling out. The beads conform relatively well to the shape of a user’s body, especially in contrast to plastic pellets used by other weighted blanket companies.
The CuteKing blanket comes in four weight options, 10, 15, 20, and 25 pounds. CuteKing recommends choosing a blanket that is 10 percent of the user’s body weight. Therefore CuteKing is ideal for children and adults who weigh between 100 and 250 pounds.