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.