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Hugs fill our body with feel-good hormones, and given weighted blankets make you feel like getting a big hug it's understandable why so many people swear by them being a bedtime gamechanger.
Weighted blankets have been shown to ease insomnia, anxiety and PTSD, calm children with ADHD and autism and help people sleep through the night after years of restless sleep.
Type in weighted blanket online, and the list of optiosn goes on and on.
To save you time and research, reading endless reviews and even missing your chance of getting the best one at a good price, we did the legwork for you and listed the best 10 blankets Amazon customers loved the most. So, you can pick the best one for you, buy it, and snuggle up in no time at all.
Quility Premium Weighted Blanket, starts at $60.94
The award for most ratings undoubtedly goes to this brand. Nearly 11,000 customers have taken the time to rate the Quility blanket, which means one of two things: it’s either really good, or really bad. In this case, it’s the former. More than 10,000 customers gave it a positive review, one calling it “one of the best investments I’ve made, hands down. It’s worth every penny.” Another one raves about it as “I'm not sure how I've lived without a weighted blanket for this long.” Weight distribution can become an issue over time, but according to most Amazon customers, it stays relatively even. One reviewer said it helped them overcome irrational fear of sleep due to night terrors. “It may be all psychological, but whatever it is, it's working. I feel secure throughout the night and the weight is evenly distributed throughout the blanket in a quilted fashion.”
Although the product description guarantees that the blankets never leak beads, some customers didn’t agree, and apparently the company is quite persistent on asking customers for a review, which got some people bothered a bit. “Giving 3 stars primarily for the heat issue and because I got a little annoyed at being hounded by Quility to leave a review.”
Dr Hart's Weighted Blanket Deluxe Set, starts at $119.90
This one is neurologist-approved, and customers love the results. One woman shared, she “would get about 7 hours in a normal week (yes you read that right a week not in a night, but 7 hours total in a week) and now I'm sleeping all through the night.” Some might find the weight rather heavy at first, especially if it’s 25 pounds, but they’d get used to it. “I have started to become acclimated to the weight, so it doesn't feel as heavy as it did during the first few days,” a user wrote. But it can still be quite a weight at times, “it is too big, which makes it heavy and difficult to move around,” noted another buyer.Many who suffer from PTSD have found it to help relieve night terrors and insomnia. “This has helped me sleep when literally nothing else besides hitting me with enough drugs to make an elephant keel over has gotten me any rest at all,” a reviewer wrote, adding “I haven't slept this well since before I enlisted.”
The blanket comes with a luxurious micro-plush cover which is really soft and easy to remove for cleaning. This blanket in particular stands out with their use of high-quality DreamBeads, made of quartz micro-spheres. They are eco-friendly, odorless, non-toxic and hypoallergenic, in addition to being soft and quiet. DreamBeads also provide a cooling sensation during the summer and extra warmth in the winter. It ranges in weight, but only comes in queen size.
VODOF weighted blanket, starts at $50
When buying a weighted blanket, be prepared to be able to lift it on and off you. This one weighs at least 15 pounds and one reviewer described it as “not going to lie it’s like lifting a bag of bricks though but so worth it.” Another one raved about its benefits for helping ease insomnia. “This blanket helps me sleep better, I always have issues getting a good night's sleep, I can't tell how annoying a night with insomnia is. But these days I can finally sleep all night with this blanket.” Yet another customer shared about its feeling of safety and comfort. “You don't realize how heavy 20 lbs is until it's laying on you, but you also don't realize just how comforting it is - especially if you're anxious, restless, or worried. It settles your nerves and calms you - like a hug.”
ZZZhen weighted blanket, starts at $41.90
The ZZZhen blanket comes in three weight categories, 15, 20 and 25 pounds. Over 1,000 customers rated it, of which 84% gave it five stars. Based on these two factors, it’s pretty clear to deduce that if you know what you’re looking for, a ZZZhen blanket will probably leave you satisfied. One happy customer wrote about having had insomnia for 30 years due to severe PTSD and tried many alternatives to help with no luck. After this blanket arrived, “I've never slept better!”. Enjoying it each night, another one says “for the past few nights since I got the blanket, I haven’t woken up once during the night. I also don’t toss and turn anymore. When I feel anxious, I put the blanket around me and after an hour I feel much better.” Although many customers were hoping there’d be more colors available besides gray, and some did find it too heavy or noticed the weights would shift over time. “My back is in SO much pain from it being so heavy,” complaint one buyer. Another customer described it as the “weight doesn’t remain evenly distributed, shifts to center making uncomfortable & too heavy.”
HomeSmart Weighted Blanket, starts at $59.99
This weighted blanket goes as heavy as 35 pounds for a king size bed. Chances that your significant other will pull it off from you? Zero to none. A customer particularly enjoyed how comforting and safe it made them feel, saying, “I have never slept better under any blanket in my entire life.” Others claimed “This blanket. Is. LIFE. Seriously”. It’s important to note that reviewers said this blanket is “true to size,” because size can often be inaccurate with many other blanket brands. It also has duvet covers sold separately which help switch up the dark gray look. Although hardly 5% of customers rated this product poorly, they pointed to uneven bead distribution, wrong size or too much heat. “I purchased this due to the size and loved the size, but the size is not worth waking up nightly from sweat.”
WONAP Cooling Weighted Blanket, starts at $84.50
The positive reviews of this blanket take up at least 90% of all reviews. Someone straight up called it a “lifesaver,” adding “the weight in the blanket helps my body relax therefore, releasing built up tension from the day.” Another customer found it being a great choice to get her husband sleeping better and get rid of the multiple layers of blankets he would use. “He noticed, he didn't toss and turn as much and by the end of last weekend, he was sleeping much better than he has in years allowing ME to sleep better.”
The WONAP weighted blanket is made of 100% breathable natural bamboo fabric. The glass beads are hypoallergenic, non-toxic and are evenly distributed in each pocket. Plus, the breathable smart fabric compensates the humidity. Yet another happy customer made the decision for health reasons and never looked back. “Not only is this relieving my leg issues, but my sciatica and back issues have been noticeably improved too. This is the best health investment for me I have done.” Despite its breathable fabric, it did get a couple of bad reviews from users experiencing it being too hot, but that seems to be an issue with weighted blankets in general.
Pine and River Ultra Plush Weighted Blanket, starts at $49.99
This will make you feel as if a soft and heavy fluff is hugging you all night. It even has a cozy minky fleece material and a few different colors which sets it apart from other ones. Several reviewers talked about buying more after the first purchase, and many shared how well their children slept with these. One saying, “this blanket has helped my son so much!” While another parent shared they “got it for my 9 year old son with ADHD who is a decent sleeper but restless in his sleep and always a very early riser. He slept 2 hours longer the first night he used this.”
Some reviewers, however, did complain about the quality of the sewing. “Mine is 20lbs and I have to be super careful when I move it or pick it up because the stitching isn’t as thick as it should be.”
YnM Weighted Blanket, starts at $69.90
This is a #1 best-seller on Amazon, and nearly 4,000 people who sent in a review would agree. One customer wrote “from restless legs, insomnia, anxiety, it is an instant fix!” Another raved about it through six paragraphs: “Comfort, style, and quality; these are all things you expect and deserve when purchasing a blanket,” adding, “the YnM weighted blanket outweighs the qualities of any other.”
It’s designed with a 7-layer system to comfortably surround your body and form to your shape, plus they use more glass beads and less fiber fill for better temperature control. Someone with a badge “top 1,000 reviewer” even took the time to come back and update their review two years after the first review complementing the durability of the blanket. She put, “the blanket looks like I just took it out of the box yesterday.” Yet another reviewer had their doubts, but not for long, saying “I was a bit skeptical on how this would help with my nightly anxiety and sleep, boy was I wrong.” Only 9% of reviewers gave it only one or two stars, and the reasons being were uneven bead distribution, weight issues or seam rips. “The fabric seams ripped within a month of nightly use and the sand ended up all over my sheets which was itchy and irritated my skin,” wrote one customer.
YEMYHOM 100% Cotton Weighted Blanket, starts at $69.99
Some find it “weird,” others “love” it, while others shift their opinion over time. “I previously entered a one-star review on the weighted blanket and duvet cover. After using it for a few months, it’s grown on me,” said one of the customers rating five stars. This blanket is 100% natural cotton, hypoallergenic and breathable, plus the three-dimensional quilting and edging technology, prevent the leakage of glass beads making the blanket more durable. Apparently, it also beats a fancy car gift. “She swears it's the best gift I've ever given her (to hell with the Tag-Heuers, BMW's, Diamonds, etc...),” says a man who gifted this to his wife. You can choose from several different colors and patterns of blankets and add either or both minky fleece and cotton covers. Despite the long list of positive reviews, some customers did have issues with leaking beads and wrong sizing.
ZonLi Weighted Blanket, starts at $44.99
“This is heavenly,” writes one parent who bought it for their son who has autism. “I got it for him, and it helps more than any medication we have ever tried for sleep.” And, it’s not only humans that love it. “My first night with this blanket (I'm 5'9/150 and got the 20lbs one) was a miracle,” raves one reviewer, adding “I fell asleep within 30 minutes, and only woke up twice, (instead of every hour) and have slept great ever since. Even my cat seems to like it.” More than 2,000 people gave it a positive review, one goes as far as saying “never has a product so crucially changed my life as this blanket.” Hardly 10% of the reviews got only one or two stars, and the main reason for that seemed to have been leaking beads, heavy weight or it being warmer than expected. The last two, however can be different with anyone. The weights vary from 5lbs for kids to 30lbs king size blanket for adults and has at least 15 colors available.