What To Look For When Choosing A Weighted Blanket

By Toby T

If you’re on the market for a weighted blanket, there are some things you’ll need to take into account. The first step is to locate a blanket manufactured from a material that suits your needs and preferences, such as a plushy fabric, breathable cotton, or refreshing bamboo. Similarly, you should search for a weighted blanket equivalent to around 10% of your body weight. Aim for a blanket that weighs 20 to 30 pounds if you want to cuddle up with a friend or significant other.

Weighted blankets for adults

1. Bearaby

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Bearaby’s braided blanket is one of the best weighted blankets we’ve ever tried, and it’s unlike anything else you’ve seen. The braided design is visually appealing, and it keeps the air circulating, keeping you from overheating. Although we love the velvet napper, we’ve found that the cotton napper is just as comfortable and comes in a wide variety of fun colors. Need something more refreshing? Also highly recommended is the brand’s Tree Napper, which ranks among our favorite super stylish weighted blankets.

2. YnM Weighted Blanket

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If you’re looking for a weighted blanket but don’t want to break the bank, consider this one made of 100% cotton that’s still among the best on the market. Customers have tried and tested this blanket, which earned the blanket a 4.6-star rating and more than 21,000 positive reviews. The blanket can be used either with or without a duvet cover, and there is a wide variety of colors and designs to choose from.

3. Gravity Blanket

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With accolades like “Best Invention of 2018” from Time and “Top-Rated Weighted Blanket of 2020” from Mattress Advisor, it’s clear that this popular blanket delivers on its promises. It’s available in two hues, and the blanket’s gridlike stitching isn’t just for show; it promotes uniform distribution of the high-quality beads used in its construction. We also really like the company robes.