The Best Cooling Weighted Blanket for Hot Sleepers (& People Who Just Want to Chill Out)

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You’ve heard people rave about how weighted blankets relieve anxiety and help you sleep more soundly—with less tossing and turning, thanks to roughly 10 percent of your weight holding you down at night. “Just like swaddling babies, there is belief that [it] reproduces the feeling we were used to in the womb,” Dr. Alex Dimitriu M.D., founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, told us last year.

Still, while you’re into the idea of that cocooning feeling (and finally getting some real rest), maybe you’ve been hesitant to try one out, because…well, wouldn’t it be stifling under that thing? Thankfully, there’s a whole world of cooling weighted blankets designed to help you maintain your chill, even on balmy summer nights…even if you’re the kind of hot sleeper who has to kick their leg out from under a blanket when the AC’s set to 67. So, what’s the best cooling weighted blanket for you, personally? Read on and find out.

How We Chose Our Favorites:

We tested several weighted blankets, from generic brands sold at big box stores to the Instagram-famous ones that keep popping up in your feed. We rated them based on how comfortable and cozy they were, whether the weight was evenly distributed (or constantly clumped in one corner), how well it helped us unwind, its value and overall quality of its construction. Most importantly, though, we looked at how cool it kept us: Were we sweltering at 2 a.m.? Chilly, despite the heft of the blanket? Anything that scored over 70 made the cut here, and at the end, we included a few picks we haven’t personally vetted (yet) but were so highly recommended we wanted to put them on your radar.

The 10 Best Cooling Comforters for Hot Sleepers

The Best Cooling Weighted Blankets (According to Editors’ Tests):

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1. bearaby Tree Napper

Chicest Cooling Weighted Blanket

  • Value: 12/20
  • Functionality: 19/20
  • Comfort:19/20
  • Aesthetics: 20/20
  • Cooling Ability: 19/20

TOTAL: 89/100

Most weighted blankets are…kind of an eyesore. They’re something you use only when you need to self-soothe, then tuck it away in a linen closet. Not so with Bearaby’s chunky knit designs. Its wide loops ensure that the blanket’s never stifling, despite its weight. Plus, it’s made with eucalyptus-based TENCEL Lyocell fabric, which wicks away moisture, should you start to feel toasty. (It’s also biodegradable, making it a sustainable pick.) “I felt like I took the best naps of my life with it, which made me feel less anxious throughout the day,” one of our reviewers told us.

2. sleep Number True Temp Blanket

Best for Queen- and King-Size Beds

  • Value: 16/20
  • Functionality: 18/20
  • Comfort:18/20
  • Aesthetics: 17/20
  • Cooling Ability: 17/20

TOTAL: 85/100

Normally, cooling tech sounds like a lot of jargon to us, but after trying Sleep Number’s 37.5 tech—which uses active particles to attract and remove moisture, so humidity doesn’t build up—we’re believers. The poly-cotton cover gives it a smooth, sateen-like finish, which also helped keep our reviewer cool. Another nice feature: It comes in queen and king sizes, so you’re not constantly readjusting a throw or twin-sized weighted blanket to cover you through the night.

3. hush Iced 2.0 Cooling Weighted Blanket

Coolest to the Touch

  • Value: 13/20
  • Functionality: 15/20
  • Comfort:14/20
  • Aesthetics: 13/20
  • Cooling Ability: 20/20

TOTAL: 75/100

Hush lives up to its claim that its viscose bamboo cover stays cool to the touch—even in a heatwave, after being wrapped up in it for hours, it still felt chill (not to mention super soft). That alone makes it a great summer blanket, though our reviewer found that the trade-off is that it doesn’t feel as uniformly heavy when you’re wrapped up in it, so it’s not as snuggly as other weighted blankets. (If you’re on the fence, it’s worth noting that Hush offers a 100-day return policy.)

4. baloo Kids Weighted Blanket

Best for Kids

  • Value: 14/20
  • Functionality: 16/20
  • Comfort:19/20
  • Aesthetics: 18/20
  • Cooling Ability: 17/20

TOTAL: 84/100

While there’s no guarantee that a weighted blanket will help a child sleep more soundly—in fact, the research is a bit mixed—it can be worth trying, if your kid’s into the feeling of being cuddled up at night (or naptime). Baloo’s 100 percent cotton batting and microbead fill is breathable and surprisingly airy, and at 9 pounds, it’s not overwhelming. (The brand recommends that it’s used only for children 3 and up, who weigh at least 50 pounds and are able to lift the blanket themselves.) The blanket is machine washable too, which comes in handy should it become M&M-smudged while you’re all curled up on movie night.

5. brooklyn Bedding Dual Therapy Weighted Blanket

Best All-Season Weighted Blanket

  • Value: 18/20
  • Functionality: 19/20
  • Comfort:19/20
  • Aesthetics: 14/20
  • Cooling Ability: 16/20

TOTAL: 86/100

A two-sided, removable duvet cover sets Brooklyn Bedding apart from the crowd. One side is nubby and velvety, ideal for cozying up; the other is a slick, satin-like finish that feels cool against your skin. The variety of textures makes it strangely soothing, but better yet, it makes the blanket a versatile option for use year-round. And it doesn’t hurt that the cover is easy to wash and features 12 ties and loops, so the weighted blanket doesn’t get bunched up in one corner (which effectively turns your throw into a sandbag).

6. casper

Best Pick for Minimalists

  • Value: 15/20
  • Functionality: 19/20
  • Comfort: 19/20
  • Aesthetics: 16/20
  • Cooling Ability: 19/20

TOTAL: 88/100

Weighted blankets tend to be pretty bulky, taking up a ton of precious closet space—and turning making your bed into more of a chore than it already is. Casper’s Weighted Blanket solves that problem: It’s very thin, thanks to its tiny, quilted pockets that prevent its bead filling from mounding up. The throw’s cotton outer shell doesn’t trap air in, like other fabrics can, making it live up to its promise of keeping you cool. That and its sleek, space-saving design were huge draws, as well as its 100-day trial—if you decide weighted blankets aren’t for you, you have plenty of time to return it.

3 More Cooling Weighted Blankets To Consider:

While we haven’t tested these personally, each has gotten such rave reviews that we felt they were worth sharing with you, so you can make the best choice for your needs.

7. california Design Den

Budget-Friendly Chunky Knit Blanket

If you like the airiness of a chunky knit blanket but are looking for something under $150, look no further. California Design Den’s 100 percent cotton throw is available in 8-, 12- and 15-pound weights, and it comes in two colors: blueberry and gray. Reviewers recommend letting it air out for a few days before using it, as the dyes have a strong smell when it’s initially unboxed.

8. ynm Bamboo Weighted Blanket

Budget-Friendly Bamboo Blanket

YnM has become an Amazon bestseller for its cooling bamboo fabric and variety of options (19 fabric colors and patterns! Four sizes! Eight weights!). You can hand wash it or throw it in the washing machine, though to keep it pristine for as long as possible, the brand recommends buying a duvet to cover it.

9. luna Cooling Bamboo Weighted Blanket

Great Silky-Smooth Texture

Can a weighted blanket be sexy? Because this one’s dangerously close to it. Devotees rave about the silky texture of Luna’s bamboo fabric, which makes you want to slip into bed (and helps regulate body temperature). It gets its heft from glass beads, which are woven into the blanket’s fibers, so they don’t move around, and it’s offered in six weights, ranging from 15 to 25 pounds.

The PureWow100 is a scale our editors use to vet new products and services, so you know what’s worth the spend—and what’s total hype. Learn more about our process here.

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