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Though research remains limited, some recent findings say that weighted blankets can aid in sleep and reduce anxiety by providing constant gentle pressure, so we tested 11 weighted blankets to find the best ones.
If you want a full comforter for your bed, our top pick is the Brooklinen Weighted Comforter. If you want to lounge on the couch, you’re better off with the Bearaby Napper.
If you’re looking for a weighted blanket to help your child sleep better, we have a whole list of kids’ weighted blankets here.
If you toss and turn at night, wake up frequently, or find your mind racing as you try to fall asleep, you might benefit from adding a weighted blanket to your bedding. Usually weighing somewhere between 15 and 25 pounds, weighted blankets provide gentle constant pressure as you sleep, and recent studies have shown promising results in their ability to ease anxiety and reduce insomnia, though research still remains limited.
I spoke with Rebecca Robbins, sleep researcher, author, and post-doctoral fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and she said the reason why weighted blankets tend to work is actually quite primal. “It really hearkens back to the way we entered the world,” said Robbins. “You were in a womb, compressed on all sides by water and fluid, and so there was a sense of pressure. We try to emulate that with infants, by swaddling them. We might look at weighted blankets as the adult version of swaddling or emulating those circumstances where we feel at ease.”
Prevailing wisdom states that you should purchase a weighted blanket that’s at least 10% of your body weight, but there are a variety of other factors to consider. For more advice on what to consider when buying a weighted blanket, click here or scroll to the bottom of this guide.
I tested 11 of the most popular weighted blankets on the market to determine the best ones you can buy, evaluating them for how well I slept while using them, quality of materials and construction, how easy they were to wash and care for, and, of course, how comfy and cozy they were.
The best weighted blankets in 2021
Best weighted comforter: Brooklinen Weighted Comforter
Best cooling weighted blanket: BlanQuil Chill
Best weighted throw blanket: Bearaby Napper
Best on a budget: Luna Weighted Blanket
Best extra-heavy weighted blanket: Gravity 35-Pound Blanket
Prices and links are current as of 1/14/21. We added additional testing notes about the Bearaby Napper and Luna Weighted Blanket.
The best weighted comforter
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Source:: Business Insider