- Value: 15/20
- Functionality: 19/20
- Comfort: 19/20
- Aesthetics: 16/20
- Cooling Ability: 19/20
- TOTAL: 88/100
For hot sleepers like me, your average weighted blanket is kind of a nightmare. Why, you ask? Because while the soothing effect of the pressure they provide you sounds great in theory, it tends to be synonymous with thick, heavy material that’s not exactly breathable—aka, a morning sweat puddle just waiting to happen.
That leaves us with two options: Either ditch the weighted blanket and its whole host of sleep benefits for the summer (no thanks), or crank the AC overnight and incur a steep utility bill (not ideal either). Or so I thought, until I discovered Casper’s Weighted Blanket.
Unlike most weighted blankets, which are made from micro-fleece, polyester or cotton blends, this one has a 100 percent cotton outer shell, which gives it a cool-to-the-touch feeling. According to the brand, the breathable cotton also helps circulate air away from your body—which explains why it doesn’t turn my bed into an oven by 3 a.m. like some other brands.