Do Weighted Blankets Make You Hot?

Dec 03, 19
Do Weighted Blankets Make You Hot?

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If you are one of the many who is affected by poor sleep, PTSD, Autism or many other anxiety related issues, a therapeutic weighted blanket can help bring you relief and allow you to wake more rested and full of energy. More and more studies have shown that DPS (aka Deep Pressure Stimulation) is an effective remedy in relaxing the body and mind.


As weighted blankets become more and more popular among the masses it is quickly being realized that the majority of these blankets are overly warm while in use and sometimes too hot and uncomfortable to use even after as little as ten minutes. So, some questions many people are asking is “Do weighted blankets make you hot?”. Are weighted blankets inherently hot? These are very common questions from people that are interested in trying a weighted blanket, especially for people who live in a warmer climate.

Many are questioning if these blankets are even a realistic option when living somewhere overly warm without Air-Con or other climate controlled environments. After all, who wants to wake up sweating and uncomfortable when the main purpose of the blanket is to provide a feeling of comfort and well-being?!

Today, we are noticing that there has been an increase in people searching for “cooling weighted blankets”. Why is this? Well, the answer is pretty simple. The majority of weighted blanket brands on the market today make blankets that sleep too hot and were not thoughtfully designed to be cool, breathable and temperature regulating. For example, if you were to go search for weighted blankets on Amazon or Google most of the results that will show up are almost identical. They all have the same design features and fabrics that actually promote heat and sweat retention. There are countless reviews all over the internet from people saying that they love the feeling of the weighted blankets but they are simply too hot and uncomfortable to use it throughout the night.  

Thankfully, our team here at Weighted Evolution has taken notice and specifically designed our blankets with breathability and body heat regulation as top priorities.

Here are the top 4 things to look for when searching for a cooling weighted blanket.

1. Layers:  

The majority of weighted blankets are designed with anywhere from 7-9 layers of material. Simply put, the more layers the more trapped heat and sweat. Don’t be fooled by the marketing hype of 9 layer blankets that you may find on Amazon or other internet stores. These are cheaply designed blankets with low quality fabrics. The reason they use so many layers is because the fabrics are cheap and need to be reinforced to hold the weight media securely in place. Simply put, more layers = hot and sweaty :(

2. Fabrics:

Again, this is another area where the majority of manufactures cut costs and deliver sub-par products. Typically you will find most weighted blankets using low quality cotton. While cotton is usually considered a good option, it is not the ideal fabric for a cooling weighted blanket because cotton absorbs moisture creating a wet and clammy feeling. Combining high quality, high performance fabrics such as bamboo and microfiber are critical to finding the best cooling weighted blanket experience. Fabrics that are thin, strong, breathable, and moisture wicking are ideal.

3. Insulation/Wadding:

This is another area where you really need to pay attention. 99% of all weighted blanket companies use excessive insulation (aka wadding) in their blanket design. More insulation = More Heat. You want to be looking for thin, minimally insulated blankets that allow for excellent breathability and temperature regulation.

4. Cover:                            

Always make sure your weighted blanket is protected with a high quality cover that is easily removable and washable. All high quality cooling weighted blankets will be offered high quality duvet cover that is specifically designed to perform well with the inner weighted blanket. The best covers are made of Bamboo because if its unique temperature regulating properties, natural breathability, durability, and eco friendly nature. Micro Fleece fabric covers come in a close second and are also regarded as very comfortable and breathable with the same properties of normal fleece while having a shorter nap which minimizes thickness and heat retention.


Now that you are aware of the 4 important things to look for in a cooling weighted blanket, the question still remains, “Do weighted blankets make you hot?” Unfortunately, most DO make you hot but don’t let that discourage you from trying them.

Thankfully, our team here at Weighted Evolution has addressed all of these issues. We offer a uniquely thin, hand crafted Weighted Blanket with bamboo cover solution that is guaranteed to keep your sleeping temperature regulated, contour your body and deliver the most effective Deep Pressure Stimulation experience available. Visit us at to learn more.

If you’re suffering from anxiety, you owe it to yourself to give Weighted Evolution™ a try
No-risk 100 night trial

Imagine getting a full night’s rest easily and effortlessly experiencing the ultimate state of relaxation. Weighted Evolution blankets will help get you there, keeping you at the perfect temperature while wrapping your body in a comforting hug. Enjoy the benefits of falling asleep quickly and staying there through the night. Welcome to the Weighted Evolution difference.

Here's what our customers are saying


Highly recommend this blanket

October 8, 2019

"Absolutely LOVE this weighted blanket! I had purchased another brand a few months ago but it trapped so much heat it made sleeping very uncomfortable. This one is amazing at keeping you cool and comfortable all night."


Patti G.



Most comfortable blanket ever!!

September 15, 2019

"I love my new weighted evolution blanket!!! It came promptly and nicely packaged. The second I got it out of the box I snuggled up on the couch with it and it was soooooo comfortable! It forms right to my body and the weight is perfect. Even my dogs love it. I don't know if I have ever heard my dogs snore before but they sleep so soundly under this blanket. I ended up moving it to my bed and even with warm Hawaii nights it's never too hot. I can't say enough how much I love it!!"

Patricia L. Sorgman



Best Gift Ever !!!

September 1, 2019

This blanket was a gift to my brother, who was suffering from sleepless nights. The first night he used the Weighted Evolution Blanket the results were immediately noted. He slept a solid 8 hours straight without waking up, something he has not experienced in years! He was also amazed at the comfort and softness. Thank you so much for this wonderfully designed weighted blanket!!


Anthony Carta


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