The Best Weighted Blankets to Buy If You Need Extra Comfort

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If you've been struggling with falling and staying asleep at night, a weighted blanket just might be the answer to all of your problems.

These little miracles simulate deep pressure therapy by applying evenly distributed weight across your body as you sleep. Experts suggest choosing a weight that is exactly 10% of your body weight, however if you're in between, size up. There are options for hot and cold sleepers, those who prefer to stick in the organic and stylish lane, and even options that are perfectly suited for kids. Shop our selections below.

Best Overall: Gravity Blanket, $195

If the first time you ever heard of weighted blankets was because of this brand, you're not alone — Gravity Blankets was the first to bring them to the mainstream. These have fine-grade glass beads inside, which are held in place with precise stitching, and they come with a micro-plush duvet cover that is washable and easy to remove.

Clocking in at only eight pounds, this weighted blanket is perfect for kids who might benefit from a little added comfort and pressure while sleeping. It also comes in seven colors and is 100% machine washable — a huge plus for parents.

Best for Hot Sleepers: Baloo Weighted Blanket, $169

The Baloo weighted blanket conforms to your body but maintains a nice airflow thanks to its pure cotton coating, which makes it perfect for hot sleepers or hot nights (or both). It is also completely washable, comes in 15, 20, and 25-pound weight options, and has the option for a duvet cover add-on to help better match your decor.

Best for Cold Sleepers: Nest Bedding Weighted Blanket, $129

Stay toasty warm with this weighted blanket from the Nest Bedding brand. It comes with a fleece top layer that is described as "mink-like fur," and a smooth bottom layer that is 300-thread-count. It is filled with glass beads that are meticulously distributed. Another plus is that this blanket is super quiet when it moves around.

Not only does this blanket come in five gorgeous colors that will blend in effortlessly with your decor, but it's also completely organic. It's made of natural eucalyptus fibers that are super soft and cozy and comes in 15, 20, and 25-pound options.

Best Comforter/Blanket Hybrid: Brooklinen Weighted Comforter, $249

If you'd rather just invest in one new item for your bed, make it this popular weighted comforter from Brooklinen. It looks and feels just like your standard, cozy comforter — and even includes corner loops to attach to your duvet — but comes in 15, 20, and 30-pound options, depending on your needs. It's also great for couples sharing a bed who both want to reap the benefits of a little added weight.


Brittany is a freelance lifestyle writer who loves stand-up comedy, dogs and pretty interiors. She's a former staffer for CBS News and NBC's TODAY Show.

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