id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> SensaCalm's weighted blankets are available with and without polyester fiberfill.
SensaCalm Stressed out? Want to sleep better? A weighted blanket might be the answer. They are said to help calm kids on the autism spectrum, help grown-ups manage anxiety and even help with restless leg syndrome.
Usually weighing between 10 and 20 pounds, weighted blankets provide deep pressure all over your body, which promotes the production of serotonin. This neurotransmitter regulates your mood, keeps your digestive system working and helps you sleep better.
Ready to buy? With so many weighted blankets out there, it can be hard to choose. Luckily, we've rounded up some of the best weighted blankets you can buy below.
If you're not sure how to pick, this guide gives you four tips for choosing the best weighted blanket. If you are feeling crafty, you can also make your own weighted blanket too, for kids or adults! Read more: How to make your own weighted blanket
Now playing: Watch this: 3 ways to cover bright LED lights so you can sleep 1:39 These products and services are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. The best weighted blankets, comparedPrice Type of weights Removable cover? Weight options in pounds Sizes in inchesGravity $249 Glass beads Included 15, 20, 25 48" x 72", 90" x 90" & 42" x 66"YnM $69 and up Glass beads Sold separately 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 22, 25 Multiple sizes*SensaCalm $89 and Christmasiscoming up Glass beads Sold separately 3-20 34" x 50", 38"x 62" & 38"x 72"Bearaby $199 and up Glass beads or layered knitted fabric Sold separately 15, 20, 25 Multiple sizesHarkla $119 and up Glass beads Included 5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 25 Multiple sizesBaloo $149 and up Glass beads with polyester batting Sold separately 15 or 20 60" x 80"Mosaic $79 and up Plastic beads Sold separately 5-25 Multiple sizes
Layla $119 and up Glass beads No cover, but entire blanket is washable 15, 20 or 25 48" x 72", 60" x 80" & 80" x 87" Luna $39 and up Glass beads Sold separately 5-25 36" x 48", 48" x 72", 60" x 80", 80" x 87"
*Multiple sizes include throw blanket, twin, queen and king options, plus other miscellaneous sizes. Best overall weighted blanket
Layla The Layla weighted blanket has limited size and weight options, but the blanket makes up for that with a well-made, luxurious-feeling product. The Layla comes in three sizes: Twin, Queen and King. I tested the Queen, which weighs 20lbs. To be fair, it is challenging for me to move and maneuver the blanket (as it's about 7lbs over my recommended weighted blanket weight). However, it feels amazing to be under it.
The blanket is double sided: one side of the blanket is black fabric and the other side is lined with a synthetic mink in a charcoal color. The fuzzy side feels soft and cozy, perfect for those looking to curl up and fall asleep with a good book on a cold winter night.
Some weighted blankets remind me too much of sewn together cornhole bags, but I found the Layla to be more coherently a blanket and far less noisy than others. The Twin size blanket starts at $129, but it feels more high-end than the price would indicate.-- Rebecca Fleenor, CNET writer$129 at Layla Best value weighted blanklet
YnM Weighted Blanket
YnM YnM's weighted blanket is highly rated on Amazon and for good reason. It's sturdy, has seven breathable layers and comes in five different sizes and nine weight options from 5 to 25 pounds. Oh, and it starts around $60, making it one of the best weighted blanket options for those on a budget. I bought this weighted blanket for myself last fall and I love it. To be honest, I think it played a key role in helping me feel calm in the aftermath of a difficult breakup.
The blanket itself is well-made and filled with glass beads. YnM sells many different machine-washable covers that make it far easier to keep the blanket clean. The covers are available in a variety of fabrics, including the soft gray minky cover I have.-- Sarah Mitroff, CNET editor$56 at Amazon Most stylish weighted blanket
Bearaby The Napper Blanket
Bearaby One notable thing I like about Bearaby's The Napper blanket is the fact that it's designed in a big, knitted pattern. Though it makes it hard to pick up and fold neatly sometimes, I do wonder how much of that is due to its weight and not about its open-netting design.
Its benefit though is that it is aesthetically pleasing and feels more open and "light" (even though it's not at all light) than other weighted blankets, which I was afraid would be too hot or stifling. When I used it on my couch or in bed, it didn't feel hot. The cotton is soft and high-quality, and it felt breathable. It actually feels a lot like the simple cotton scarf American Apparel used to sell a few years back.
At $249, the blanket runs on the expensive side -- in fact it's more expensive than all of the other blankets in the list except for Gravity (which is also $250). You are paying for the novel texture, the fact that it objectively looks good on a living room couch and, according to the company, because it's made of ethically-sourced organic cotton.
If you are looking for a weighted blanket more for its utility and don't care about its design I would say skip it and try out a less expensive option. While laying under it did feel nice, I didn't notice much of a difference in my level of anxiety or ease of sleep -- but that doesn't mean it won't help someone else sleep better or feel more calm.Want a more traditional weighted blanket? The company also has a weighted comforter for sleep.-- Lynn La, CNET senior editor$249 at Bearaby Best minimalist blanket
Baloo Weighted Blanket
Baloo Baloo's 15-pound comforter is like the Parachute of weighted blankets. It looks and feels luxurious while remaining incredibly minimalist. I can attest to the fabric's breathability, the even distribution of weight and the softness of the cotton. Plus Baloo uses chemical-free glass beads as its "weight" and still finds a way to be very, very quiet.
The blanket is sold as a full- or queen-sized comforter and includes loops for attaching
your own cover or one of Baloo's. The verdict: Baloo's benefits are also its flaws. The blanket is surprisingly thin given its weight and never left me sweaty, but I longed for my thick, fluffy comforter.
Without a comforter cover, the blanket's soft cotton also resulted in it landing on the floor in the middle of the night. Also, Baloo makes its comforter smaller than average to avoid slippage, but, at that size, it's not sharable between two people. If you sleep next to a partner, consider that you may need two separate blankets.
At $169, it's midrange for a weighted blanket. I'd recommend Baloo to anyone looking for a minimalist weighted blanket
that would look clean and crisp draped over a bed or sofa -- it does look very pretty on display. But, for the purpose of sitting on the sofa and de-stressing after a long day, I'd go for one of the cheaper options.-- Sharon Profis, CNET executive editor$149 at Amazon Most customizable blanket
SensaCalm Weighted Blanket
Sensa Calm After years spent sleeping beneath a towering stack of comforters -- we live in Maine -- my nine-year-old daughter has transitioned to the 10 lb.