November 11, 2019
The Weighted Blanket is the #1 Health Trend because:
The increase in popularity has everyone scrambling to find the best products on the market.
But not all weighted blankets are created equal. Many weighted blankets are poorly made and are of low quality.
We tested 11 blankets and narrowed it down to the top 3 Weighted Blankets based on effectiveness, quality, and price.
9 out of our 10 testers voted Koala as their top blanket after reporting a deeper sleep on the first night of use.
Testers agreed that the Koala Blanket felt like the highest quality and most durable. It was also among the lowest-priced blankets.
We also found a Coupon Code to save £17 off your purchase.
After you checkout, click on the “Show order summary” tab. You will be able to enter the Coupon Code “KALM17”. A £17 discount will be applied to your total.
YnM was ranked 2nd of all the blankets we tested. The quality and durability was high. The blanket covers are sold separately though.
Most of the testers immediately noticed how durable the blanket felt. They ranked it within the top 3 most durable blankets of the 11 tested.
4 of the testers reported the blanket as being too hot.
We have not found a coupon code for this blanket.
This was the 3rd ranked blanket we tested. 8 of our 10 testers reported better sleep and feeling more relaxed.
The quality was high, however it wasn’t as durable as the Koala Blanket.
The weighted beads moving around in their pockets was a distraction to some of the testers.
It was priced significantly higher than most of the blankets we tested.
We have not found a coupon code for this blanket.
“Love using my Koala on the sofa while reading or watching the tele.
The weight of the blanket is like nothing I have experienced before”
“I love my Koala Blanket!
“I wake up a lot at night and in general haven’t slept well in the last year or so. This blanket really does help. It’s not just I THINK I sleep better, I actually do.
I train daily so I need a good sleep to recover and feel well rested. The Koala Blanket has helped greatly.”
” I went back and forth between the weighted blankets.
I was hesitant because of the expense but it has been the best £119 I ever spent”
The goal of this UK based company, was to create a product that solved the issue of bead spillage, ripping, and uneven weight distribution – issues that other weighted blankets struggled with. After 18 months of development, they produced a product that overcame these struggles, and still provided an affordable price for their customers.
This blanket is made out of organic cotton and the cover is two sided. It has smaller pockets to keep the weighted beads in place. They also use extra strong thread and double stitching to ensure the blanket doesn’t break and spill its beads. This is a big complaint with other weighted blankets so it is nice to see this feature.
Weighted blankets help people sleep better in the following ways:
Grounding reduces the production of cortisol, a steroid hormone triggered by stressful situations. While cortisol is not necessarily bad, nighttime cortisol production can counteract the production of melatonin, which can in turn have a negative effect on sleep quality.
Natural light triggers melatonin, causing us to feel more tired at night and more wakeful the next morning. People with insomnia tend to produce less melatonin, leading to problems with sleep onset and/or sleep maintenance. As a result, those who use weighted blankets for insomnia and other disorders linked to low melatonin production often experience notable sleep improvements.
Grounding triggers the release of serotonin, and other ‘happiness hormones’ that calm the nervous system and make people feel more relaxed.
Interrupted or inefficient sleep can cause in adults and children. Weighted blankets cause people to feel more relaxed before falling asleep, which often leads to deeper sleep and more restful nights. As a result, weighted blankets can be very helpful for sleepwalkers – particularly toddlers and young children.
In addition to benefits for sleepers, weighted blankets can also alleviate stress and anxiety for many. Dentists often provide weighted blankets to patients in order to alleviate their stress before drilling.
Physicians have also noted that adults and children with certain disorders and medical conditions may benefit from using a weighted blanket for anxiety. These include:
A weighted blanket for autism can be effective for several reasons, particularly among children with ASD. Individuals with ASD often have below-average serotonin and melatonin levels, which can lead to sleep difficulties. Additionally, children with ASD tend to experience anxiety, especially at night.
Poor academic performance is a common issue among children with ADHD, and this problem may be compounded by lack of restful sleep. When used correctly, a weighted blanket for ADHD can not only improve the child’s sleep but also sharpen their focusing abilities in the classroom and boost their grades.
When shopping for a weighted blanket and comparing different brands and models, here are a few factors to keep in mind:
Keep in mind that most weighted blankets cost at least £100 when sold through companies. Private sellers on sites like Etsy may price their weighted blankets lower, but they do not come with warranties and the quality is usually lower.
Use your body weight to calculate the most suitable weight for your blanket. Surveys have found that people generally feel most comfortable under a blanket that weighs 7% to 10% as much as they do, but testing out different models is considered the best way to find the right fit. Also keep weight loss/gain in mind, as the most suitable blanket may change if your own weight fluctuates.
Certain individuals may feel less comfortable under weighted blankets, such as people with claustrophobia, women who are going through menopause, and people with respiratory and/or circulatory issues.
Some sleepers like blankets with minimal coverage while others enjoy wrapping themselves in longer, wider blankets. Keep in mind that weighted blanket size is usually tied to weight; the less a blanket weighs, the narrower and shorter it will be. You may have to compromise your width and length preferences in order to find a blanket that weighs the right amount.
Many people sleep excessively hot or warm, either due to their own body temperature regulation or the composition of their mattress (foam and latex sleep hotter than springs). Weighted blankets with covers made of natural fibers like cotton and wool tend to sleep cooler than synthetic fabrics like polyester. For this reason, people who sleep warm are urged to pick a weighted blanket with a natural fiber cover.
Be sure to scope out the product specs. In some cases, weighted blanket covers are sold separately from the blankets themselves.