In case you forgot, weighted blankets are cozy, heavy bed toppers that quiet the nervous system, aiding in better sleep and offering anxiety relief. (And they're not just for winter!) With the hopes of helping you catch your most calming Zzzz’s ever, we rounded up the three best bets, hands down.
The 3 Best Weighted Blankets on Amazon
Editor’s Pick: Brookstone World’s Softest Weighted Blanket
- Weighs 12 lbs.
- Designed to simulate deep touch pressure
- Comes with extra soft and plushy cover (that’s also machine-washable!)
The claim of “softest weighted blanket” holds up for this innovative design. One editor went so far as to proclaim that the extreme softness is “MAGICAL!” (Why yes, that’s an all caps declarative). For undisturbed, cocoon-style sleep, she suggests folding the blanket in half lengthwise and laying flat on your back. You’ll wake up in the same position, which is a plus for your back health as well as your nervous system.
Best Value: Royal Therapy Weighted Blanket
- Comes in three different weights: 15 lbs., 20 lbs. and 25 lbs.
- Comprised of seven layers of breathable, lightweight fabric for enhanced temperature regulation
- Filled with eco-friendly glass beads
You don’t have to spend a fortune for a quality weighted blanket. Proof: This crowd favorite is a total steal at just $67 on Amazon. With multiple layers of lightweight fabric, it both soothes your senses and transforms from cooling blanket to heated comforter, depending on your body temperature. Plus, this crisp, classic style is way more attractive to leave folded at the foot of your bed than most of its competitors.
Best Seller: Quility Premium Adult Weighted Blanket & Removable Cover
- Available in 13 different weights (from 5 to 30 lbs) and six different colors
- Glass bead filler
- 100 percent breathable natural cotton fabric
The 6,500 plus (!) glowingly positive reviews don’t lie: This weighted blanket is a dream for crappy sleepers. Layer on the “mink” soft cover through the winter months, then remove it in the summer months for a cooler experience. As one anxiety-riddled reviewer summed up the experience, “I've been sleeping 8-9 hours a night, falling asleep faster, tossing and turning less, and feeling better in the morning.” Really now, what more could you ask of a blanket?