Greatest Weighted Blanket for 2021 – CNET

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I am on a never ending search for better sleep at night. I try to practice well Sleeping habitsGoing to bed at the same time every night, avoiding alcohol (at least on weekdays), and putting my laptop away at least an hour before bed.

Sometimes all of this is not enough to combat racing thoughts and insomnia. I’ve always been interested in the idea of ​​weighted blankets, but I wasn’t convinced that “low pressure stimulation” is a real thing that could help with sensory issues or insomnia – how could an extra heavy blanket do all of that?

After months of testing weighted ceilings I changed my mind for this guide. When I crawl under a heavier blanket, I feel 100% almost instant calming effects – and I also fall asleep faster. Since I’m more of a hot sleeper, I especially enjoy weighted blankets on my couch in the evening. That means, on particularly restless or stressful nights, I take a weighted blanket with me to my bed to get the urgently needed eyelids.

If you’re considering purchasing a weighted blanket, you’re in luck – weighted blankets are tons out there. You’re sure to find something that is tailored to your sleeping style, specific body weight, and general preferences. From chunky knit to soft, velvety weighted blankets made from glass microbeads, they all have the gentle pressure and extra weight to help you sleep. In my experience, the following weight blankets are some of the best you can buy right now. We regularly update this list of the best-weighted flat-rate options.

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The Luna blanket includes everything I wanted in a weight blanket: it’s soft, covers me from chest to toes, isn’t too heavy, the pearls don’t shift in the blanket, it has loops for an optional one External cover, it is washable and it doesn’t make me sweat.

The Luna blanket is made of 300 thread count, 100% cotton and filled with 100% polyester, microfiber and glass beads, is OEKO-TEX 100 certified and hypoallergenic.

I took this blanket off the couch to my bed for two weeks and enjoyed every minute of it. I even took it to visit my parents because I didn’t want to leave it behind. And during my tests – when I had almost 10 weighted blankets at home – I always felt most attracted to the Luna blanket.

The very best part? Luna blankets are significantly cheaper than all of the other blankets in this guide. Most weighted blankets are over $ 100 and many are over $ 200. The queen-size Luna blanket costs less than $ 80 at 15 or 20 pounds and just $ 90 at 25 pounds.

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Perhaps the most popular weighted blanket on the market, the Gravity Blanket, didn’t impress me as much as I thought. It feels very similar – almost identical, in fact – to the Luna weighted blanket, except that the fabric isn’t quite as soft. If the Gravity blanket were softer and less expensive, it might have earned the title of “Best Weighted Blanket Overall”.

I tried the cooling weighted blanket, which is the same as the original Gravity weighted blanket, but with a more breathable, moisture-wicking surface. The Gravity blanket also uses glass beads and is hypoallergenic. I think it’s great that the Gravity cooling ceiling comes with a cover instead of having to buy it separately. You can machine wash the cover, but the weighted inner cover should only be hand washed.

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If you like chunky blankets, the Yaasa Weighted Blanket will easily become a favorite for a good night’s sleep. This blanket features a soft, super chunky knit pattern that leaves plenty of room for air to circulate. Unlike most weighted blankets, I was able to sit underneath for hours without feeling too warm.

Due to the knitting aspect, the Yaasa blanket also feels more flexible than the traditional type of weighted blanket with sewn-in plastic beads. Not to mention the color (gray mist) is gorgeous and would complement the decor in any home. During the test, I left mine over the back of my couch when not in use, and it added a cozy element to my living room.

I tried the 15 pound knit blanket and it was the perfect amount of gentle pressure and weight for my 5 foot, 6 inch, 140 pound frame. There’s also a 20-pound option that people with larger bodies – or who just want some serious cuddling – might enjoy.

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I loved the weighted Bearaby knit blanket almost as much as I loved the Yaasa. There is one small difference, however: when I tried the Bearaby Cotton Napper, I found it a bit inflexible compared to the Yaasa blanket, probably because the rope is tighter. It’s not a huge difference – but enough to notice when the blankets are used one at a time. The organic cotton fabric is just as soft. If you feel constrained under weight blankets, Yaasa is probably a better choice for you.

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The Laya weighted blanket is a two-sided miracle. One side features a soft plush material that is super cozy and warm to the touch (but wouldn’t recommend doing this for warm climates unless you’re keeping your house cold). The other side features a 300-thread, 100% cotton knit that is incredibly forgiving when it comes to pet hair and clutter.

You can toss this whole blanket, but I never had to, even with two cats and a dog. Since I always kept the soft side of my skin, animal hair only ever reached the top cotton surface and I could easily remove it by sweeping my hands or running a lint roller over the ceiling. If you get pet hair on the plush side, that may be a different story.

As for actual specifications, the Layla weighted blanket comes in three sizes: twin, 15 pounds; Queen, 20 pounds; and kingsize, 25 pounds. It’s filled with high density glass beads, but you will never know – you can’t hear or feel individual beads in this blanket as you can with some. The Layla blanket has hexagon stitching compared to the standard square stitching which I think looks more stylish too.

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Technically, most weight blankets these days are machine washable (but check the label on yours before you try). Even so, I still hesitate to toss something this bulky in my washing machine. I once flooded a washing machine with a king-size duvet and broke it, so now I’m slightly paranoid.

However, the Balu weight blanket does not stir up fear of the washing machine going down like the others. There are two reasons for this: the blanket itself is thinner and more flexible than most weighted blankets, but you can also cover it with a Baloo linen duvet cover and just wash the cover. I like the second option because it completely bypasses the possibility of flooded laundry room floors.

Baloo weighted blankets come in four sizes: throw blanket, 12 pounds; Twin, 15 pounds; full / queen, 20 pounds; and king, 25 pounds. Baloo also makes weighted comforters.

I’ve tried the 20 pound blanket, and it’s the only 20 pound blanket that I’ve been able to cover my chest with for more than a few minutes at a time. I’m not sure why this is as 15 pounds seems like my limit to comfortably cover my chest. I didn’t get too hot under this blanket either, even when I was using it in South Florida.

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Most weighted blankets are monochrome and look like duvets because of the seams (except for the knitted versions). The SensaCalm weighted blanket looks like something you would actually buy to cover your mattress thanks to its beautiful stone pattern fabric.

I tried the full-size SensaCalm weighted blanket in stone gray and was overwhelmed by how attractive it was compared to the others. Not to say the others aren’t attractive – I wouldn’t have a problem keeping one of these blankets on my couch – but the SensaCalm is just extra nice to look at.

The quilted bags are also filled with glass beads with polyfill, which gives the blanket an extremely cozy and luxurious look and feel. If you tend to get hot, you can choose the sans-polyfill option for a lighter blanket.

Each blanket has a standard weight for its size (e.g. the queen comes standard at 15 pounds), but you can make your blanket heavier at an additional cost.

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I really wanted to love Mosaic weighted blankets because this is a family business based in Austin, Texas and the company makes all of its products in the United States. The owner, Laura LeMond, personally made it possible for me to send blankets and explained how someone is always available on the phone to discuss size, weight, fabric and other adjustments with customers.

Other than those branded elements, however, the weighted blanket I tried outperformed the others in terms of comfort. I tried the Coolmax Weighted Blanket at 15 pounds full size. The fabric felt good, but it wasn’t anything spectacular. The real differentiator is that the Mosaic weighted blanket has a very large quilted pattern and the glass beads in the large sewn pockets are very noticeable.

The pearls move with you as you move, which causes the weight to collect where the ceiling is immersed. You can also hear the pearls moving.

However, I would like to point out that Mosaic is the only weighted ceiling brand that allows full customization. The company offers three fabrics (100% cotton, plush Minky and Coolmax), six sizes (children, throw, twin, full, queen and king), different colors and patterns, and different weight options for each size.

While shopping, there are a number of items you can adjust to create a weighted blanket that is really tailored to your body and preferences. This is important to me when you consider that other brands only have a few sizes, weights and colors.

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