November 23, 2021

15 best weighted blankets

A weighted blanket can be a wonderful addition to your everyday life that can help with relaxation, sleep and stress relief. However, selecting the best weighted blanket can be a little bit overwhelming since there is now a wide selection of brands and styles available. If you’re looking for a place to start your search, we’re here to answer your questions and present you with a selection of the best weighted blankets available on the market today.


What is a weighted blanket?

Weighted blankets are therapeutic covers that weigh between 5 and 35 pounds. The extra weight comes from filling material such as small glass beads, sand, hefty fabric or layers of several types of materials and fabrics. Weighted blankets usually come in bed sizes (twin, full/double, queen, king) or as kid-sized or throw-sized blankets.

Do weighted blankets work?

Weighted blankets utilize a therapeutic technique called Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation (DTPS), deep pressure stimulation or deep pressure therapy. DTPS mimics the feeling of being hugged, swaddled or cradled. According to a study by Temple Grandin, Ph.D in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, DTPS has a calming effect in children with autism and ADHD, and a similar relaxing effect in adults. This technique has been used to treat anxiety, stress, insomnia and sensory processing disorder. Many people have found that a weighted blanket helps them sleep more deeply, and wake feeling rested and revitalized. You can read thousands of testimonials if you search for weighted blanket reviews online.

What are the benefits of a weighted blanket?

A weighted blanket reduces autonomic arousal, which is responsible form any of the physical symptoms of anxiety. Deep pressure encourages the brain’s production of serotonin, a hormone involved in elevating mood. Serotonin is also a precursor to melatonin, a hormone involved in the regulation of sleep. Higher elevations of these chemicals in turn decrease overall stress hormones, such as cortisol, in the body.

Also, with so many styles available, a weighted blanket benefits your home decor.

How heavy should a weighted blanket be?

When choosing a weighted blanket weight, experts recommend that you should opt for something that is approximately 5% - 10% of your body weight. Adults can use medium-large weighted blankets ranging from 12 to 35 pounds. For a 20 to 70 pound child, a small weighted blanket should weigh from 3 to 8 pounds. For a 30 to 130 pound child, a medium weighted blanket should weigh from 5 to 15 pounds. Older adults may want to use small or medium weighted blankets ranging from 5 to 8 pounds. If you are unsure about what weight to choose or have other health considerations, consult your doctor.

How to wash a weighted blanket

See manufacturer’s instructions for how to wash your weighted blanket. If it says “spot clean only,” that is probably because it is too heavy for domestic washers and dryers. Instead, you can clean it with a moist cloth. For a king size weighted blanket or queen size weighted blanket, you can try to find a dry cleaner or laundromat with commercial washers. Inquire with the manufacturer. Blankets that can’t be washed often come with a removable, washable cover such as the Indigo weighted blanket. Covers are also available for purchase on their own such as the Gravid weighted blanket removable cover or the Luna weighted blanket duvet cover. 

Our selection of the best weighted blankets includes options for different styles and budgets. If you are looking for a way to reap the benefits of a weighted blanket, we are confident one of these choices is right for you!


1.  Pur Serenity 15 lb Faux Fur Washable Weighted Blanket

Price: $149.99 CAD

Pur Serenity 15 lb Faux Fur Washable Weighted Blanket folded

Weight and dimensions: 15 lbs (48" x 72")

Shipping: Free over $99 or free in-store pickup within one hour at Sportchek location.

Reviews: Yes

Available in several colours.

Machine washable.

This 15 lb weighted blanket features a faux fur reversible design. The 100% soft polyester fill and glass beads evenly distribute weight across the body using a box-quilt design.

 

2.  Bearaby Cotton Napper 

Price: $309.00 - $339.00 CAD

Bearaby Cotton Napper folded

Weight and dimensions: 15 lbs (40” x 72”), 20 lbs (45” x 72”) and 25 lbs (48” x 72”)

Shipping: Free across Canada, excluding Quebec

Reviews: Yes

Available in five colours.

Machine washable.

Unlike other styles, the Bearaby weighted blanket does not use glass beads or sand as its weighted material. Instead, it is made of heavy, organic and fair-trade cotton. It’s knitted design makes it one of the best selections for air circulation and cool, calm comfort.

 

3.  Mr.Sandman Deluxe Weighted Faux Fur Blanket with Plush, Super Warm and Decorative Sherpa Plush Backing

Price: $92.99 CAD

Mr.Sandman Deluxe Weighted Faux Fur Blanket with Plush, Super Warm and Decorative Sherpa Plush Backing on a chair

Weight and dimensions: 12 lbs and 15 lbs (48” x 72”), or 15 lbs and 20 lbs (60” x 80”)

Shipping: Free with Amazon Prime

Reviews: Yes

Available in eight colours.

Wash using a commercial washer or spot clean.

This weighted blanket features premium ceramic beads and 4 cm long, shaggy faux fur. The premium faux-fur PV fleece touches smooth like silk, while the fluffy sherpa-style furon the reverse side feels soft and warm. This blanket features double stitched, reinforced seams that are durable and wear-resistant. The plush has been specially treated, so it won't shed and fade easily.

 

4.  Altavida Cooling Weighted Blanket

Price: $149.99

Altavida Cooling Weighted Blanket wrapped up

Weight and dimensions: 15 lbs (48” x 72”)

Shipping: Estimated by Canadian Tire, free in-store pick up

Reviews: Yes

Available in one colour.

Spot clean only.

This cooling weighted blanket helps you rest and relax comfortably by relieving stress and anxiety for a better sleep. It uses a moisture control system and cooling fabric to provide a lasting cooling effect for individuals that find regular weighted blankets too hot.

 

5.  Pure Enrichment® Weighted Warmth™-2-in-1 Original Heated Weighted Blanket

Price: $265.76 CAD

Pure Enrichment® Weighted Warmth™-2-in-1 Original Heated Weighted Blanket folded

Weight and dimensions: 13 lbs (50" x 60")

Shipping: Free with Amazon Prime

Reviews: Yes

Available in one colour.

Spot clean only.

If you are looking for something to warm you up instead of cool you down, check out this heated weighted blanket complete with a detachable plug so it can be used in all seasons. This blanket has 4 heat settings that provide optimal warmth during the colder months, as well as a 2-hour automatic shut-off function which conserves energy and prevents excessive heating. It also comes with an LED controller and storage bag.

 

6.  Indigo Wellness weighted blanket

Price: $199.00 CAD

Indigo Wellness weighted blanket folded

Weight and dimensions: 15 lbs (72” x 48”)

Shipping: not eligible for free shipping with Indigo, free pick up in store.

Available in several colours.

Washable cover, blanket is spot clean only.

This Indigo weighted blanket comes with a 100% polyester, blue velvet cover that ismachine washable. The cover features seed-stitched quilting that lend it unique elegance and texture. The weighted blanket delivers balanced pressure from evenly distributed glass beads.

 

7.  Nickelodeon™ PAW Patrol 4.5 lb. Reversible Weighted Blanket

Price: $99.99 CAD

Nickelodeon™ PAW Patrol 4.5 lb. Reversible Weighted Blanket folded

Weight and dimensions: 4.5 lbs (36" x 48")

Reviews: Yes

Available in one colour.

Machine washable.

This weighted blanket is reversible and designed for kids. One side is a solid colour and the other side features an image of characters from the children’s television show, Paw Patrol. The blanket features box pattern quilting with polyester batting and glass beadfill. It is suitable for children ages 4 and older; weighing 45 lbs. or more. This blanket is also available in a Disney® princess-theme.

 

8.  Luna Cotton Weighted Blanket

Price: $69.99 - $149.99 CAD

Luna Cotton Weighted Blanket folded

Weight and dimensions:12 lbs/15 lbs/20 lbs (48” x 72”), 10 lbs/15 lbs/20 lbs/22 lbs/25 lbs (60” x 80”), 20 lbs/25 lbs/30 lbs (80” x 87”)

Shipping: Free inside the US, suspended internationally until further notice

Reviews: Yes

Available in seven colours.

Machine washable.

The Luna weighted blanket is made with organic, fair-trade cotton and features glasssand woven into the microfiber filling as its weighted material. It is engineered with apatented layered construction featuring air channels that keep air circulating andmaintain a comfortable temperature. It is guaranteed hypoallergenic and free fromharmful chemicals, and it is also available in a cooling version.

 

9.  Hush Weighted Blanket

Price: $269.00

Hush Weighted Blanket rolled-up for photo

Weight and dimensions: 15 lbs/20 lbs (60” x 80”), 20 lbs/25 lbs (80” x 87”), 30 lbs/35 lbs (90” x 90”), and 12 lbs (48” x 78”)

Shipping: free in Canada

Reviews: Yes

Available in two colours.

Hand wash only and hang dry as per washing instructions found on the Hush website. The Hush weighted blanket comes in a variety of sizes and is made from a super comfortable, “minky” microfiber material. It comes with a soft, washable outer cover and the inside of the actual blanket is non-toxic glass sand which adds weight, flexibility and wraps around you with a warm embrace. Hush sponsors a giveback program where for every 10 blankets sold, one is donated to a person in need. This blanket is also available in a cooling version.

 

10.  Hush Classic 8 lb Sherpa Throw

Price: $189.00 CAD

Hush Classic 8 lb Sherpa Throw folded

Weight and dimensions: 8 lbs (42” x 72”)

Shipping: Free with orders over $99 or free in-store pickup within one hour at Sportchek.

Reviews: Yes

Available in two colours.

Spot clean only.

It is not necessary to purchase a full size blanket to get the benefits of DPTS, there is also a weighted throw option. This 8 lb weighted throw is the perfect weight and size for cuddling on the couch, recliner, or bed. The cover is dual-sided; one side is made from satin microfibre, and the other side is made of soft fleece made to mimic sheep's wool. Inside the actual blanket is filled with non-toxic glass sand.

 

11.  Casper® Weighted Blanket

Price: $219.99 - $239.99 CAD

Casper® Weighted Blanket

Weight and dimensions:10 lbs/15 lbs/20 lbs (50” x 70”)

Shipping: Free in the US and Canada.

Reviews: Yes

Available in four colours.

Spot clean only.

The Casper weighted blanket is another throw-sized blanket. It is made with 100% polyester batting fill and features twill construction on the inner liner and outer shell for durability. Inspired by performance outerwear, its quilted channels keep the microbead fill evenly distributed. It also comes with a breathable cotton cover.


12.  Life Comfort Weighted Blanket with Removable Cover

Price: $89.99

Life Comfort Weighted Blanket with Removable Cover folded

Weight and dimensions: 15 lbs (72” x 48”)

Shipping: Standard shipping via UPS is included in the quoted price, however an additional shipping and handling fee applies to shipments going to Yukon, Nunavut or the Northwest Territories.

Reviews: Yes

Available in four colours.

Machine washable.

This Costco weighted blanket features a removable and reversible cover that is super soft and machine washable. Glass microbeads are evenly distributed through its quilted box construction and 12 integrated ties and loops are used to hold the blanket in place when tied to the cover.

 

13.  Endy® Weighted Blanket

Price: $195.00Folded Endy® Weighted Blanket

Weight and dimensions:15 lbs (48" x 78")

Colour: Gray and plaid

Machine washable.

Shipping: Free shipping in Canada, additional cost for some territories

Reviews: Yes

The Endy weighted blanket has a quilted inner core that distributes deep, balanced pressure across your body to provide maximum comfort, minimize movement, and promote deeper sleep. Both the inner core and removable cover are machine washable.

 

14.  Gravid weighted blanket

Price:$149.00 - $229.00 CADFolded Gravid weighted blanket

Weight and dimensions: 15 lbs., 20 lbs. (48" x 78"), 15 lbs., 20 lbs. (60” x 80”), 35 lbs. (90” x 90”)

Colour: Gray Machine washable.

Shipping: Free expedited shipping in Canada, international shipping calculated at checkout.

Reviews: Yes

The Gravid weighted blanket and cover are made from Tencel™ Lyocell, which is anaturally-derived, sustainable and biodegradable product. This blanket uses mini-grid weight distribution, a double-stitched grid design along with a 7-layer construction to evenly distribute its non-toxic, micro-rounded glass beads. It also features a zipper mechanism that goes around the full perimeter of the blanket to keep it securely attached to its cover.

 

15.  YnM Weighted Blanket and Duvet Covers Warm and Cool Duvet Cover Set (3 Piece)

Price: $ 139.90 CADFolded YnM Weighted Blanket and Duvet Covers Warm and Cool Duvet Cover Set (3 Piece)

Weight and dimensions: 13 lbs (48” x 78”), 15 lbs/18 lbs/20 lbs (50" x 60")

Shipping: Free with Amazon Prime

Reviews: Yes

Available in six colours.

Washable duvet covers, weighted blanket spot clean only.

The YnM weighted blanket set includes a weighted blanket and 2 washable duvet covers: a cool fiber duvet and a warm minky duvet. These two removable duvets offer the option of cooling or warming according to the seasons and preferences. Drawcords are included to secure the weighted blanket to its covers and prevent sagging and bunching. With an 8-layer interior and extra small bead compartments, the blanket is designed to conform to the shape of your body for maximum comfort.



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