But what about weighted blankets for adults?
It’s estimated that 1 in 3 adults suffer from insomnia and this can trigger anxiety and even depression.
So if you’re prone to bouts of anxiety or struggle to sleep, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a good range of affordable adult sized weighted blankets to choose from too.
Here’s a brief video from Quility that shows how weighted blankets work:
Which Size Weighted Blanket Should I Get?
Before you consider buying a weighted blanket, you need to know what size to get.
For adults, it’s generally recommended that a weighted blanket is:
- 10% of your ideal adult body weight.
Don’t worry too much about being 100% ‘exact’ – adult weighted blankets usually come in 3 to 5 lb increments. So if you’re torn between 2 weight sizes, it’s generally recommended you start with a lighter blanket first.
Let’s take a look at 5 of the best weighted blankets for adults across a range of categories.
7 Of The Best Weighted Blankets For Adults
Whether you suffer from insomnia, anxiety or restless leg syndrome or the symptoms of autism or a SPD, you should find a weighted blanket below that meets your needs:
1 – Best ‘All Rounder’ Weighted Blanket – Quility
Quility weighted blankets are a consistent best seller and for good reason. They ‘re competitively priced, come with a removable cover and get consistently positive reviews.
With their breathable, 100% cotton weighted blanket and silky soft Minky Dot duvet cover, Quility blankets are easy to use and maintain. The removable duvet cover is secured with 8 string ties, to ensure the weighted blanket doesn’t shift about. Or you can just leave the cover off for a cooler feeling blanket. The duvet cover is machine washable and the Minky Dot fabric ideal for people who love cosy, tactile fabrics.
The blanket itself is filled with micro glass beads, which are placed into polyester padding to prevent them moving about (a common issue with some weighted blankets). Glass beads also avoids the plastic odour common with some plastic poly pellet fillings.
The blanket is available in a range of adult sizes/colours and comes in at a completive price, without compromising on quality.
2 – Best Value For Money Weighted Blanket – YnM
For a great value weighted blanket, that doesn’t skimp on design, take a look at YnM adult weighted blankets.
The 100% cotton weighted blanket is filled with micro glass beads and the 7-layer system is designed to comfortably surround your body and form to your shape while you sleep. With a focus on more glass beads & less fiber fill padding, the blanket is also designed to offer better temperature control. The glass beads are sewn into compartments to limit bead movement/noise and the blankets get consistently good reviews.
If you want a removable duvet cover though, you’ll have to buy this separately – although it’s still a good value blanket, even with the additional price of cotton or Minky Dot cover. Keep in mind there are a few reports of the duvet cover not fitting ‘that’ well, so if you want a cover, check recent reviews.View YnM Blankets
3 – Best ‘Sensory’ Weighted Blanket – SensaCalm
Weighted blankets are fast developing into a mainstream aid to better sleep, but it wasn’t always that way. Originally, they were used by therapists, as a sensory aid to help children with autism and sensory processing disorders.
So if you’re looking specifically for a blanket or sensory product that will help with the symptoms of autism or a sensory processing disorder, SensaCalm not only specialise in therapeutic weighted blankets, they also offer a range of other sensory products too – from weighted vests and wraps to weighted belts and sensory toys.
You can choose from ready-made or custom blankets, which are available in a wide range of weights, sizes, colours and patterns. And if you’re not sure which blanket to choose, they offer a comprehensive guide here.View SensaCalm Blankets
Prone to overheating at night?
If you think a weighted blanket may be too hot to handle, a Coolmax Weighted Blanket from Weighted Comforts could be the answer.
Designed specifically with hot sleepers in mind, Coolmax weighted blankets have a higher price tag than other weighted blankets – but many hot sleepers swear by them.
Handmade in the US, from a mix of cotton and COOLMAX® polyester, the Weighted Comforts blanket helps to move moisture away from the body, aiding coolness. The fiber structure is still designed to keep you warm on colder days though, so the blanket should work for you year round.
The blanket is also fully washable and goes through a tufting process to give it a soft, smooth and cosy feel. You can usually get 20% off your first order via the website.View CoolMax Blankets
5 – Best Organic Cotton Weighted Blanket – Luna/Gravity
Looking for an organic cotton weighted blanket?
A key benefit of organic cotton is that it’s not been treated with pesticides, insecticides or herbicides.
Organic cotton weighted blankets aren’t that easy to come by though, but they do exist.
In North America, try the Luna Weighted Blanket – it uses 100% organic cotton and many hot sleepers love it, as the organic cotton is used with breathability in mind. If you want a removable cover, you’ll need to buy it separately, but according to the Luna website the weighted blanket itself is still washable.
If you live in the UK/Europe, check out Gravity Blankets for weighted blankets that use cotton from organic providers in Spain. Blankets are handmade and include a removable soft velour cover (both are washable).
6 – Best Handmade Blanket – Mosaic Weighted Blankets
All Mosaic blankets are handmade in Austin, Texas, with a choice of 100% cotton or minky fabric. The weighted element comes in the form of plastic poly pellets & small amount of polyfill.
Keep in mind, covers are not removable, but the blankets are washable up to a recommended weight of 12lb (a commercial washer is recommended for blankets over 12lbs).
In Europe, try UK based Gravity Blankets, who also make their weighted blankets by hand.View Mosaic Blankets
7 – Best Weighted Blanket For Teens – Mosaic Weighted Blankets
Whilst there are a wide range of lighter weighted blankets designed specifically for kids (usually 5, 7 and 10lbs), after that blanket weight sizes tend to come in 5lb weight increments.
Mosaic Weighted Blankets, however, offer weighted blankets in 1lb weight increments, starting from 5lb blankets, suitable for younger kids, right up to 20 lb and over.
This can make finding the right size weighted blanket for your teenager a lot easier, as Mosaic offer a wide range of blankets made specifically with teen boys and girls in mind.
Mosaic are US based, so in the UK/Europe, try a YnM blanket who usually stock a range of sizes suitable for teens.View Mosaic Blankets
What About Weighted Blankets For Kids?
Considering a weighted blanket for your child?
The Harkla Weighted Blanket for Kids is a highly rated option that consistently gets the thumbs up from parents and kids alike.
If you want more options though, check out my article on 5 of the best weighted blankets for kids.
Best Weighted Blankets For Adults – Final Thoughts
If you suffer from anxiety, or struggle to sleep at night, you could find the therapeutic benefits of a weighted blanket a natural route to calmer and better sleep.
Many adults successfully use weighted blankets to help alleviate insomnia, get more deep, restful sleep and ease the symptoms of anxiety or sensory processing disorders. Others have found weighted blankets a comfort for restless leg syndrome, symptoms of fibromyalgia and conditions such as Alzheimers or PTSO.
If you’re still unsure whether a weighted blanket is right for you, take a look at these generally accepted guidelines and consult a healthcare professional for advice.