How to Choose the Best Weighted Blanket for You

November 24, 2020

Weighted blankets first came on the scene in the late 1990s. They were initially used to help calm children with autism and relieve stress and anxiety in people suffering from PTSD. Since then, weighted blankets have become increasingly popular. In today’s fast-paced, overly-anxious world, more and more people are snuggling up to the idea of weighted blankets to help reduce stress and induce quality sleep.

While some people may have initially viewed weighted blankets as a passing fad, the number of rave reviews about improved sleep quality and their ability to reduce stress can’t be ignored.

There’s More Than Rave Reviews Though. There’s Science Too.

The  science behind weighted blankets lies in their delivery of Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS). In simple terms, DPS is gentle pressure applied to the body, allowing an increase in serotonin (your happy hormone) and a decrease in cortisol (your stress hormone.) As an added bonus, when your body creates more serotonin, you also receive the wonderful benefit of more melatonin (your sleepy hormone.)

It’s like getting a nice, squeezy hug. But without the need to hunt someone down who'd willingly give you one.

If you like long, wordy scientific studies, you can read.  this one completed in 2014. It evaluated the therapeutic effects of DPS when using weighted blankets.

**We suggest you NOT read this while cuddled up under one of our blankets, unless you're looking for a nap.

Woman sitting on the grass leaning on a bench with a book on her face, sleeping.

Quality is Key

While the statement, “Not all weighted blankets are created equal,” sounds like an obligatory phrase made by a high-quality weighted blanket company like us, it’s actually true.

Low-quality, mass-produced weighted blankets aren’t going to give you the same benefits as ours. (I know. Of course we’d say that.)

Two of the biggest complaints people have about weighted blankets are:

  1. They’re too dang HOT. 🔥
  2. The stitching comes undone and the weight inside shifts around. 😡

 

 

 

These are two sure-fire signs of a low-quality weighted blanket.

Guess which complaints we don't hear in reference to our weighted blankets? (Hint: See above. ↑)

So, What Makes Our Blankets the Best?

We designed the best weighted blanket around with you in mind. We knew the complaints people had about typical weighed blankets, but we also believed in the potentially incredible health and sleep benefits

Our goal was to develop the perfectly-engineered weighted blanket that would reduce stress and allow a better quality sleep without making you sweat or curse at the shifting beads inside.

Infographic showing the layers of Weighted Evolution's blankets.

To do this, we use only highest quality materials, advanced stitching methods, and precise engineering.

  • Thinner Inner Blanket Design: Our inner blanket design is thinner than any other weighted blanket on the market. The premium smart fabrics used in construction allow for maximum breathability, body-hugging contouring, and maximum pressure point stimulation.
  • Hypoallergenic Glass Beads: The ‘weight’ in our Weighted Evolution blankets is made of teeny-tiny glass beads (Think, sand-like consistency.) Unlike other weighted blanket companies, we don’t use plastic or a questionable “cotton polyester blend mix”. All of our materials are hypoallergenic and non-toxic.

     

In fact, our blankets are Oeko-Tex certified. That means our weighted blanket fabrics have been tested and certified free from harmful levels of over 100 substances known to be dangerous to humans.

  • 4" Reinforced Double-Stitching: We don't want you to A) deal with our proprietary glass beads shifting from one part of the the blanket to the other or B) have to vacuum up seemingly endless amounts of sand-like beads after a stitch pops.

That’s why we went the extra mile to ensure neither of those scenarios happens.

Our weighted blankets have small, 4” squares with reinforced double-stitching around each one, creating little pockets to hold our proprietary microbeads in place and deliver even weight distribution.

  • Supreme Cooling Comfort: Our weighted blankets are pretty cool. Not just cool like the Fonz, but also cool as in providing maximum airflow.

Because of our meticulous selection of fabrics, our weighted blankets keep you cool while you sleep. The inner blanket is made of microfiber, while the supremely-soft duvet cover is made of highly-breathable bamboo.

And those micorglass beads we talked about? Because they’re so small, they allow for maxium airflow too.

All these fantastically-designed elements combine to make up the best cooling weighted blanket on the market today.

We’re not just saying that either. Check out this COOL (pun totally intended) award we earned:

  • Maximum Conformity: Not only do our weighted blankets break the typical weighted blanket mold, but their premium-quality construction help them conform perfectly to every part of your body. This super-comfortable full-body hug delivers the perfect amount of DPS, reducing anxiety and giving you a better night’s sleep.

Consider Your Specific Needs

Choosing the best weighted blanket is different for everyone. The great thing about them is that absolutely everyone will receive the benefits of better sleep and reduced stress.

But weighted blankets are also ideal for anyone with:

  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Insomnia
  • A pulse (I mean, really. They’re great for everyone.)

You’ve also got to consider what size you need; length and width as well as weight. Check out our sizing chart to get the best idea of the right size for you. Keep in mind, you want a weighted blanket that is roughly 8-10% of your total body weight.

Sizing chart for weighted blankets

Reputation

Not all weighted blanket companies make the best weighted blanket. How could they? Someone’s got to be the best.

Take a look at their reputation. Do they have a money-back guarantee? How about a free trial?

If so, you’ve got an excellent weighted blanket brand on your hands (or your bed?) Things like money-back guarantees and free trials reveal a confidence in their product.

(Psst! Guess who has both of those? Yup. US.)

Ready to Try the Best Weighted Blanket and Get a Better Night's Sleep?

In the end, just like everything else in life, you get what you pay for. You can find weighted blankets online for as low as $25. But those blankets aren’t going to reduce stress and give you better quality sleep.

Chances are, if you’re in the market for one, you want the best weighted blanket you can get for your hard-earnedvbuck. With the supreme materials and high-quality construction of Weighted Evolution blankets, that’s exactly what you get.

Don’t believe us? We want you to try the best weighted blanket on the market for 100 nights. If you aren’t satisfied, you can return it, no questions asked.

Now, are you ready to reduce stress and get a better night’s sleep? Maybe it’s time for you to go shopping.

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