Whether you’re waking up with anxiety or just curious about the hype, it’s time to seriously consider a weighted blanket. These bedcovers and throw blankets come in a range of weights (more about that below) and are endorsed by sleep scientists, such as Dr. Whitney Roban, Ph.D., family, educational and corporate sleep specialist at Solve Our Sleep (as well as our cousin, who won’t stop talking about hers). Users say these blankets help you get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer, so you wake up feeling more refreshed and less stressed out.
There are two major styles of weighted blankets: comforter styles, in which dense little beads are sewn into the baffled squares, and knit designs, where the weight comes from layers and layers of cotton or wool yarn. And, of course, there are always colors, fabrications and removable covers to sort through.
After our research, we’ve found 15 blankets in this product category to meet almost every need (and interior design scheme). We judged our blankets on customer reviews and staff feedback, using 15-pound sizes for pricing.