And that's why weighted blankets have become such a popular option for troubled sleepers.
Weighted blankets are typically filled with glass pellets to provide a sense of pressure that many people find to have a soothing effect. When it comes to choosing the perfect weight for you, studies show that blankets that are more than 10% of a person's body weight are best.
"Many people like the feeling of pressure against their body and do find this pressure to be quite relaxing,” Lynelle Schneeberg, Psy.D., a sleep psychologist who is also a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, previously told Shop TODAY. “Lying under a heavy blanket can, indeed, be very soothing."
The trendy blankets can get quite expensive, but there has been a recent influx of affordable brands that shoppers swear work just as well as their more expensive counterparts.
Ahead, we rounded up 12 weighted blanket options that have racked up positive reviews from customers.
With seven different available color and 13 different weights and sizes to choose from, this cozy quilted option is the bestselling weighted blanket on Amazon right now. It's constructed with seven layers of fabric and features micro-glass beads for "soothing support."
This option from YnM is currently one of the bestselling weighted blankets on Amazon and has an impressive 4.6-star rating. It features a unique seven layer design with evenly distributed glass pellets throughout.
Customers have left over 6,600 five-star reviews, with many saying its breathable fabric is a major selling point.
"I have always loved the feeling of heavy blankets and comforters piled on top of me, but it's too hot in the summer to do that," one verified reviewer wrote. "I was thrilled to find that a weighted blanket was actually 'a thing,' and I can use it in the summer without getting too warm!"
According to the brand, the weight of this blanket is evenly distributed all thanks to its chunky knit pattern. It is made with hypoallergenic fill and crafted with antimicrobial protection. Target shoppers love it so much, they've given it a nearly five-star overall rating.
Brookstone's weighted blanket features a moisture-wicking removable cover that can help keep you cool while you sleep. You can choose between blankets that weigh as little as 12 pounds or as heavy as 20 pounds to ensure that it is best suited for your body weight. It also comes in three colors: navy, charcoal and taupe.
This weighted blanket from Therapedic comes in three different sizes — 12, 16 or 20 pounds — and two color options: gray and ivory. It's made from a blend of faux fur and microfiber for a soft feel and has been praised by Bed Bath & Beyond shoppers for its softness.
"The weight is perfect to feel comfortable with and it feels like it's hugging around you," one recent reviewer wrote. "I like the removable cover so it's easy to wash when needed."
This affordable option won't cost you more than $50. Glass beads and polyester fill the inside, while the removable (and washable) cover is made from a jersey fabric that is supposed to feel like your favorite T-shirt. Since the fabric is thick, it might be a good pick for the colder months of the year. One verified Target shopper wrote that it almost "makes an airtight seal around you" to keep you toasty.
Ella Jayne's weighted blankets come in five different colors and three different sizes, ranging from 12-20 pounds, so you'll likely find a combination that's just right for you. One side of the blanket features soft mink-like material and the other is made from a microfiber fabric, so you can choose between keeping cool or keeping cozy while you relax. One reviewer even said it has helped them toss and turn less during the night.
Over 19,000 people have rated this weighted blanket five stars. It contains evenly distributed glass beads throughout the Oeko-Tex Certified 100 percent cotton fabric.
"This blanket is life changing," one verified reviewer wrote. "I work crazy shift work hours and frequently change my schedule, meaning I do not maintain the ideal sleep patterns. This blanket changed that."
The manufacturer describes the cotton fabric of this blanket as "cloud-like," making it a good option for anybody who is worried about sacrificing softness when opting for a weighted blanket.
"I sleep much more sound and will wake up in the same position that I fell asleep in," one verified reviewer wrote. "Try it, you’ll like it!"
This version from the brand Weighted Idea has racked up some impressive reviews on Amazon, thanks to its cozy material and breathable two-layer fabric.
"I like that the blanket is not restrictive," one verified reviewer wrote. "The weight is calming and if I wake up during the night, I am able to fall back to sleep easily, whereas without it I continue to be restless."
Weighted Idea also sells a separate duvet cover for easy cleaning.
If you're looking for an even more affordable design under $50, look no further. With an easily washable cover, Walmart and Target customers have been loving this blanket by Tranquility.
It features a plush top layer for softness, while the tiny glass beads add weight without a lumpy texture.
"I am a light sleeper and I toss and turn all night long," a Walmart reviewer wrote. "This blanket did in fact relax me and made me feel calm, which in turn allowed me to have a much deeper sleep."
This blanket sold at Wayfair touts its "light fiberfill" as a major selling point, as it's designed to decrease any rustling sounds as you move the blanket around.
"Okay, so this blanket is life changing," one reviewer wrote. "The past two nights I’ve had the best sleep of my life! I wish I wouldn’t have waited so long to jump on the bandwagon."
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