If you’re shopping for new blankets, consider looking into weighted blankets. Weighted blankets have many benefits to not just sleeping, but also to help anxiety and other disorders.
Weighted blankets come in different shapes and sizes, and we’ve compiled a list of the best sellers for you.
We also go into details on the benefits of having a weighted blanket, and the different types of disorders that it can help with.
Benefits of using a weighted blanket vs. regular blankets
There are a lot of benefits for using a weighted blanket. One common use for it is to calm individuals with autism or anxiety in both adults or children, because of its pressure and sensory inputs.
The blanket can simulate deep pressure touch, which is often used as a type of therapy to help reduce chronic stress.
More benefits of having a weighted therapy blanket:
- increases levels of Serotonin and Melatonin at night
- helps with insomnia
- helps relaxes individuals with ADD/ADHD disorders
How to choose the right weighted blanket for your size
There are many different sizes and weight of the blanket, the rule of thumb to choose the right one is to find the weight that is 7% to 13% of your body weight, typically 10% of your body weight is recommended. This will help relax your nervous system and release stress, anxiety and help you fall asleep better.
Best Weighted Blankets for Adults and Kids with Therapeutic Benefits
Our Choice: Platinum Health 12-lbs Weighted Blanket
One of the best sellers for weighted blankets to help relive anxiety, stress, agitation, and insomnia.
This large 80″ x 60″ blanket is made with Platnium Health’s unique Evenflow Technology: Calmforters ingenious CloudSoft Polyfill and Stardust Microbead weighted system, allowing them to provide the ultimate comfort and relaxation.
The blanket has two parts, which includes a cover and the blanket itself. This allows for longer life so you can just throw the cover into the washing machine.
Another interesting thing about this blanket is that if you want to give yourself a lighter weight, you can just use certain parts of the blanket. If you want a 6 lb blanket, just use half the blanket, but if you want to use 9 lbs of it, use only a third. This unique design helps you stay comfortable in matter what situation you’re in.
Runner Up: Harkla Minky Fabric 15-lbs Blanket For Sensory Processing Disorders
Harkla has produced one of the softest weighted blankets on the market for people who weigh between 100 to 150 pounds. The blanket has multiple sensory inputs with cotton and beads to help with individuals that have anxiety and sleep.
Harkla not only produces a 15-lbs blanket, but you can also find one up to 25-lbs for people who are over 150 pounds.
What I like about Harkla is that every 1% of each sale goes towards therapy for local children, research related to autism or trainings for caregivers.
Budget Friendly: Vivalon 9-lbs Blanket
If you’re looking for a more affordable blanket, then this is probably the perfect one for you. It comes with a Queen or King size, but is only weighted at 9-lbs.
The material is 100% polyester, and is machine washable (with cold water) and tumble dry (on low heat).
This type of weighted blanket is perfect for the couch or sofa, or if you feel like you need one in your car. For the size, it is easy to travel with, so you’ll never feel stressed or anxious when you know you have a therapeutic blanket like this one with you at all times.
Other Top Magic Blankets for Stress Relief and Sleep Disorders
Deep Sleep by Miran
Another large blanket 60″ by 80″, with multiple weights, 15, 20, 25-lbs, can be used for anyone that is 4’8″ to 6’6″ tall. The Miran stands by their product as one of the best weighted blankets on the market, and comes with a 2-year full warranty.
Multiple owners have described this blanket as “a warm hug” or its “like having someone sleeping next to you.”
InYard Premium Weighted Blanket
Made from the USA, this blanket is perfect for kids between 70-90 lbs and is made of 100% flannel on one side, and 100% polyester on the other, giving you the option to feel the different types of materials.
At 10 lbs and 41″ x 60″, you can ensure that this blanket can help calm your kids and any anxiety they may have.
The blanket is filled with non-toxic, hypoallergenic plastic poly pellets to keep the blanket weighted.
InYard has a 100% satisfaction guaranteed, where if you don’t like the product, they’ll provide you a full refund.
Active Corner’s Quilted Design with Free Milky Pillowcase
If you’re looking for a comfortable blanket with a beautiful quilted design, then this is a perfect one for you. We love Active Corner because of its 30-day stress free guarantee where you’ll be able to try the blanket out risk free.
This blanket is 12-lbs, 60″ x 80″, big enough for tall people. It uses premium glass stand, and allows the weight to be adaptable where you can utilize only a certain portion of the blanket if it gets too heavy.
The material is 100% cotton fabric with cotton fill to keep you comfortable throughout your deep sleep, and helps reduce stress and anxiety.