Top Weighted Blankets in the UK

January 10, 2020

**Important Edit:

We have found a “Christmas Discount Code” for the Koala Blanket and for the Blanket. We added them to the blanket review section below.

**Important Edit:

We have found a “New Year Discount Code” for the Koala Blanket and for the Blanket. We added them to the blanket review section below.

**Important Edit:

We have found a Black Friday Discount Code for the Koala Blanket and for the Blanket. We added them to the blanket review section below.

The Weighted Blanket is the #1 Health Trend because:

and blanket users reported:

The increase in popularity has everyone scrambling to find the best products on the market.

Increased "Feel Good" hormones, reduced Stress (cortisol)

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.

Top 3 Weighted Blankets in the UK

Koala Blanket *WINNER*


Shipping Cost - Free (next day)

Where it Excels


Bottom Line

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.

**Christmas Discount Alert: For Koala, there is a £17 Discount Code for Christmas (XMAS17). (On mobile it can be difficult to find. Click “order summary” after the cart page to  find the voucher code field). We don’t know how long this code will be active but as of today it is working.

**New Year Discount Alert: For Koala, there is a £20 Discount Code for Boxing Week (NEW20). (On mobile it can be difficult to find. Click “order summary” after the cart page to  find the voucher code field). We don’t know how long this code will be active but as of today it is working.

**Black Friday Alert: There is a £25 OFF voucher (25BLACK). Koala has guaranteed this is the lowest price of the year. We are not sure how long it will last for. As of today it is still working.

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. Blanket

*2nd Place*


Shipping Cost - Free (next day)

Where it Excels


Bottom Line

With great pricing often comes poor quality. This WAS NOT the case with the blanket. Knowing the market was extremely competitive, this UK owned and operated company sought to create a product that found a balance between high quality and affordability.

The Blanket is eco-friendly, sustainably-made, 100% vegan-friendly.

Our testers felt secure and comfortable under the blanket without feeling claustrophobic.

**XMAS Discount Code Found! We have found a Christmas Discount Code (XMAS10) for a £10 savings on a Blanket.

**New Year Discount Code Found! We have found a Boxing Day Discount Code (HUGS2020) for a £15 savings on a Blanket.

**Discount Code Found! We have found a Black Friday Discount Code (BLACK15) for a £15 savings on a Blanket.




Shipping Cost - Free

Where it Excels


Bottom Line

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.

More About Our Winning Blanket

Koala Blanket ​Testimonials

reading in my weighted blanket
~Amalia Braun

“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”

~Andrea M.

“I love my Koala Blanket!


~John M.

“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.”

~Lynn Cobham

” 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 Koala Blanket

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 Blanket Benefits

Weighted blankets help people sleep better in the following ways:

Reduces cortisol levels

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.

Helps produce more melatonin

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.

Triggers happiness hormones

Grounding triggers the release of serotonin, and other ‘happiness hormones’ that calm the nervous system and make people feel more relaxed.

Reduces sleepwalking episodes

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.

Even More Weighted Blanket Benefits

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:

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

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.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

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.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Like ASD, PTSD is a condition that can reduce serotonin production levels. By boosting these serotonin levels and alleviating stress – a common symptom of PTSD – weighted blankets can help people with PTSD improve their overall sleep quality.

Important Tips for Weighted Blanket Shoppers

When shopping for a weighted blanket and comparing different brands and models, here are a few factors to keep in mind:

What is your weighted blanket budget?

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.

How much do you weigh?

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.

Do you have a medical or psychological condition that may lead to discomfort under a weighted blanket?

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.

What is your preferred blanket size?

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.

Do you sleep warm?

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.

Does the blanket come with a cover?

Be sure to scope out the product specs. In some cases, weighted blanket covers are sold separately from the blankets themselves.