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21 Best Weighted Blankets for the Deepest Sleep (2023)

They’re said to aid in sleep, anxiety, and pain relief—why don’t we all own one (or three!) already?
21 Best Weighted Blankets for Deep Sleep
Lizzie Soufleris

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If you ever have trouble sleeping, you may need a weighted blanket in your life. The best weighted blankets wrap you up in comfort that extends well beyond warmth: The mass of a heavier blanket simulates what researchers refer to as deep touch pressure stimulation—and that gentle, deep pressure can lead to the release of dopamine and serotonin, both of which fight stress and help you feel good.

In other words? It’s like getting a big hug.

“The data on weighted blankets has shown that for people who suffer from sleep-related anxiety or pre-bed anxiety, a 12- to 15-pound blanket can be an effective tool for helping people calm down and relax before bed,” says Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., a sleep expert who serves on the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

And restful sleep isn’t the only benefit. Weighted blankets have been reported to lessen anxiety, relieve pain, and improve overall mood. They can even provide comfort during social distancing and isolation. Sounds great to us!

Ahead, check out our top picks when it comes to weighted blankets. We rounded up plenty of styles to choose from, all with customer testimonials for additional insight. But first things first: figuring out the right weight blanket to get.

Which weighted blanket is best for me?

These blankets come in a variety of sizes and weights. The rule of thumb is to get a blanket that’s around 10% of your body weight: A 120-pound person should choose a 12-pound blanket, a 150-pound person a 15-pound blanket, and so on (if your weight falls in between blanket sizes, go with the lighter one). It’s all a matter of personal preference, of course, but this formula should give you a blanket that feels just right. (With children, however, take this rule literally—if the blanket is too heavy for them, they could struggle to get out from under it, as can pets.)

Our Top Picks

  1. Best Overall: Bearaby Cotton Napper ($249)
  2. Best Budget: Room Essentials Sherpa Weighted Blanket ($49)
  3. Best Lightweight: UnHide Marshmallow Blanket ($199)
  4. Best Quilted: Brooklinen Weighted Throw Blanket ($169)
  5. Best Cotton: Luna Cotton Weighted Blanket ($96)
  6. Best Wearable Weighted Blanket: Sensory Own Weighted Blanket with Hoodie ($137)
  7. Best Velvet: Bearaby Velvet Napper ($249)

Now, onto the best weighted blankets! We've sectioned them by type, so if you already know what kind you're looking for, just click the link and it'll take you where you need to go.

Cotton Weighted Blankets

Bearaby Cotton Napper

Bearaby Cotton Napper (15lbs)


The chunky-knit blanket is made of thick woven loops of organic cotton, giving it more breathability than bead-filled blankets. It’s the kind of blanket you want to wrap up in as soon as you see it and is a perfect gift for a wedding, a housewarming, or the holidays…and it also makes a great gift to yourself!

  • Materials: Fair-trade certified, organic long-staple cotton
  • Weights available: 15, 20, and 25 pounds
  • Customer review: “This blanket is perfect! My partner was skeptical of it at first but now I have to fight with him (and the dog) every night over who gets to use it. Not to mention I’ve gotten so many compliments on how cute it is.”
California Design Den Chunky Knit Weighted Blanket

California Design Den Handmade Chunky Knit Weighted Blanket

If you’re looking for a design-forward weighted with less heft than some of the others on this list, you’ll love this pick. It’s comparable in style to the Bearaby, but the petite eight-pound blanket is perfect for smaller individuals (or people who just want less weight on top of them). It also makes a great throw blanket for the living room. And, of course, if you want a more standard amount of weight, you can get one of the heavier options. As an added bonus, it comes in a heavy-duty canvas tote bag. The blanket slips right back in easily, and you can use it for transport or storage. (And it makes for a nice presentation if you’re giving this blanket as a gift).

  • Materials: 100% natural, sustainably sourced cotton
  • Weights available: 8, 12, and 15 pounds
  • Customer review: “I love big chunky knit blankets, but often times the knits are too loose, and your fingers or feet get stuck in them, or they’re too small, or they’re too hot if made of polyester, or they shed constantly if they’re made of wool roving. The California Design Den blanket skips ALL of these issues. It’s gorgeous, nicely knit (not too loose, not too tight), and cotton with no fillers.”
Brooklyn Bedding Dual Therapy Weighted Blanket

Brooklyn Bedding Dual Therapy Weighted Blanket (10lbs)

Brooklyn Bedding’s signature blanket is a two-sided affair. One side has a soft, minky material made for cold nights, and the other has a cooling cotton that’s suited for warm evenings. The whole cover is removable and can be thrown in the washing machine, which makes washing the blanket an easier project.

  • Materials: Cotton
  • Weights available: 15 and 20 pounds
  • Customer review: “I love this blanket! It’s big enough to cover my entire queen sized bed and I can definitely notice a difference between the cooling and warming side. Super easy to put the duvet cover on. I sleep so deeply.”
Luna Cotton Weighted Blanket

Luna Luxe Cotton Weighted Blanket (15lbs)

The Luna weighted blanket, along with all the other weighted comforters on this list, is said to promote melatonin production, reduce cortisol, and stimulate the release of serotonin. It looks more like an expensive duvet but is one of the most affordable options we found.

  • Materials: 100% cotton shell, 100% polyester filling with microfiber, and glass beads
  • Weights available: 12, 10, 15, 17, 22, 25, and 30 pounds
  • Customer review: “This blanket is amazing. It feels like a hug and soothes you while you sleep. I stopped tossing and turning all night, plus it’s not hot like you might think it would be.”

Velvet and Microfiber Weighted Blankets

Bearaby Velvet Napper

Bearaby Velvet Napper (15lbs)

Can you tell we’re Bearaby fans? This option from the GRS- and Oeko-Tex certified brand will also up your bed’s glam vibes when you top it with this velvet dream. Seen here in jade, the blanket is available in sumptuous, luminous jewel tones including rose quartz, sapphire, tourmaline, and silver topaz.

  • Materials: 100% upcycled eco-velvet
  • Weights available: 15, 20, and 25 pounds
  • Customer review: “I’m really loving this blanket. I was worried I would be too hot with the weight of it, but, instead, it’s cool and reassuring. I have slept through my husband’s snoring and early wake ups for the first time in 20 years. I’m buying a second one for my daughter. I love it.”
Joybest Faux-Fur Weighted Blanket

Joybest Faux Fur Weighted Blanket (15lbs)

This high-quality blanket is finely stitched with small, dense pockets that ensure even distribution of weight throughout—plus, it gives you the best of both worlds with a shaggy-faux fur on one side and ultra cozy Sherpa fleece on the other.

  • Materials: Plush faux fur, Sherpa, and glass beads
  • Weights available: 5, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, and 25 pounds
  • Customer review: “I bought this just to try it, and I’m hooked! I’m going to be purchasing a queen size. I’ve never slept so comfortable in my life. I’m used to pulling covers around my back for comfort, and this gives my body a hug. Sounds weird, but it’s true! I love how comfy and soft this blanket is!”
YnM Velvet Knitted Weighted Blanket
YnM Velvet Knitted Weighted Blanket

YnM Velvet Knitted Weighted Blanket (10lbs)

This is a good (and less expensive) alternative to Bearaby's Velvet Napper. It's available in a range of weights and colors, so you can get the exact blanket you’d like. Chunky knit picks are super breathable and allow for maximum airflow—so if you sleep hot, you’ll love this style.

  • Materials: Velvet
  • Weights available: 10, 12, 15, 20 and 25 pounds
  • Customer review: “My blanket arrived impeccably packaged. It’s exactly as described. Big, heavy and beautiful. I love that this blanket doesn’t shed and can be washed. I’m very happy with my purchase and hope this blanket will serve our family for many years.”
DreamCloud Serenity Weighted Blanket

DreamCloud Serenity Weighted Blanket (20lbs)

Removable cover? Check. Ample weight to keep you snug as a bug in a rug? Check. Cozy fabric to rest against your cheek? Check. We’re sold!

  • Materials: Glass beads and polyester fiber
  • Weights available: 15, 20, and 25 pounds
  • Customer review: “The weighted blanket lives up, and to its name. It is comforting and keeps me warm on one side and cool on the other. My cat likes it too.”
DreamLab Crystal Reversible Weighted Blanket

DreamLab Crystal Reversible Weighted Blanket

This pretty blanket has an outer cover that is removable, reversible, and can be thrown in the washer. The fact that it’s reversible is one of the best features, since one side is a cooling bamboo fabric (perfect for hot weather) and the other side is a warming plush. Seen here in lavender, the blanket is also available in silver gray and soft pink.

  • Materials: Microfiber, rayon, and amethyst and quartz crystals
  • Weights available: 15 pounds
  • Customer review: “I absolutely love my amethyst and quartz weighted blanket it! The reversible cover is perfect; silky cool side and soft fleece side. The cover is also washable!! It is perfect for lounging on the couch with or take it to bed for a great night’s sleep!”
Room Essentials Sherpa Weighted Blanket

Room Essentials Sherpa Weighted Blanket with Removable Cover (12lbs)

Here’s another option with a removable Sherpa cover for those that like a little more texture in their fabric. The cover is machine washable, but for the inner blanket, the care instructions advise only spot cleaning.

  • Materials: Fleece and glass microbeads
  • Weights available: 12 pounds
  • Customer review: “My husband has been wanting a weighted blanket for years. I thought it was a really weird thing to want and that I wouldn’t enjoy sitting under a heavy blanket. I ordered this blanket for him. Whoa, was I ever wrong. These blankets are amazing! They look nice on the sofa but putting them on is like having the best hug.”
Sunday Citizen Personal Weighted Blanket

Sunday Citizen Super Soft Personal Weighted Blanket (10lbs)

Many weighted blankets are filled with glass beads, but not this one: Instead of glass beads, this blanket is filled with amethyst and quartz crystals. The soft outer cover is made of microfiber and is, conveniently, machine-washable.

  • Materials: Chenille microfiber with a filling of amethyst, clear quartz, and glass pearls
  • Weights available: 10, 15, 20, and 35 pounds
  • Customer review: “I’ve had nervous legs for years, and knee injury and then partially successful knee replacement—legs kept me awake most nights. This blanket is a good weight, does not feel too hard to move (a little bit though), is soft and cuddly, and I can’t believe how much better I’m sleeping! Even if not sleepy, I can lie quietly. For me at least a huge success!”
UnHide Marshmallow Weighted Blanket

UnHide Marshmallow Weighted Blanket (9.5lbs)

We love a sustainable and snuggly blanket, like this soft and dreamy pick made out of 90% recycled materials. The result is a thick blanket with a fabric that feels like chinchilla on one side and velvet on the other. And, conveniently, this weighted blanket is machine washable. There is only one blanket weight option (9.5 pounds)—but what it lacks in weight options it makes up for with color options. Choose between ten pretty hues (including rosy baby, pictured above).

  • Materials: Recycled polyester
  • Weights available: 9.5 pounds
  • Customer review: “This is the softest, most amazing, fluffiest blanket EVER! All the stars, infinity thumbs up!”

Lightweight and Cooling Weighted Blankets

Sensory Own Weighted Blanket with Hoodie

Sensory Owl Weighted Blanket with Hoodie

If you’re shopping for a little one, we can’t imagine a better find than this weighted blanket that comes with built-in hoodie (not to mention ears!). Both the front and back side are covered in a soft, dimpled micro-plush fabric that’s perfect for bedtime, naps, movie nights, and cuddles.

  • Materials: Cotton and glass granules
  • Weights available: 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, and 13 pounds
  • Customer review: “Lovely product: Great quality and soft. I love having a hood.”
Bearaby Tree Napper

Tree Napper (15lbs)

The Tree Napper is just like the Cotton Napper, with one distinct difference: Instead of cotton fabric, the Tree Napper is made with Tencel lyocell, a silky soft material made of eucalyptus fibers. Tencel lyocell is a great choice for hot sleepers because it’s cooling and moisture-wicking. You’ll never have to worry about overheating with this cooling weighted blanket.

  • Materials: 48% Tencel, 47% organic cotton and 5% spandex
  • Weights available: 15, 20, and 25 pounds
  • Customer review: “I bought the blanket for my girlfriend as a birthday gift because she has been having trouble falling asleep at night. She was able to have a good night’s sleep right from the start. A great plus is that the pattern of the blanket matches her aesthetic and style.”
Baloo Kids Weighted Blanket

Baloo Mini Weighted Blanket (9lbs)

Want to level up nap time? Check out this kid-friendly pick from Baloo. It’s the ultimate trifecta of breathability, durability, and softness. Each blanket is dyed with natural ingredients (indigo, mahogany leaves, bamboo, and clover) and (conveniently) can be thrown right into the washing machine. The nine-pound weight is suitable for children who weigh 50 pounds and up.

  • Materials: 100% cotton and glass beads
  • Weights available: 9 pounds
  • Customer review: “My son has ADHD and has always struggled to get to sleep and stay asleep. He moves around a lot in bed so the weighted blanket literally stops him from moving about too much. Plus, he says it feels like an endless hug. The fabric quality is lovely and what surprised me was it kept my son cool even when he usually has night sweats. I highly recommend for bad sleepers, those with anxiety or ADHD—or those who just like the feel of an endless hug to get them off to sleep.”
Bearaby Travel Blanket

Bearaby Travel Napper (10lbs)

Last but not least of our faves from Bearaby, this newly released and personal-sized weighted blanket was designed with travel in mind. At just 10 pounds, it’s relatively portable. If you’d like to feel more weight than 10 pounds, Bearaby recommends folding the blanket in two to get double the weight—that way, it’s still easier to transport than a full-size weighted blanket, but you won’t be missing out on any deep pressure stimulation. And, as an added bonus, the Bearaby Napper comes with a travel duffel bag.

  • Materials: Fair-trade certified, organic long-staple cotton
  • Weights available: 10 pounds
  • Customer review: “I bought two nappers, one for my spouse and one for me, for an upcoming long trip, and we have been using them on our bed before we leave. We have been having such good sleeps! At ten pounds, the napper is not as dramatically heavy as a full-scale weighted blanket, but it still gives that snuggled feeling.”

Quilted Weighted Blankets

YNM Bamboo Weighted Blanket

YNM Weighted Blanket (7lbs)

This cooling quilted blanket comes in a ton of different weight options and color options, so you’re sure to find exactly what you want! YNM also sells matching duvet covers if you want added protection for your weighted blanket.

  • Materials: Bamboo and glass beads
  • Weights available: 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 25, and 30 pounds
  • Customer review: “I was a doubter, but I was also desperate to get a decent night’s sleep. (I deal with severe chronic pain and insomnia.) When I inserted the heavy blanket inside a cover it was way easier than I expected. I was delighted with the material: The bamboo is silky and feels cool. But the big surprise was when I crawled into bed I was able to fall asleep a good three hours before I usually manage to fall asleep. The next morning I realized I had gone to sleep within minutes, and slept straight through to morning. It was the first full night’s sleep—with no sleep medication—in 15 years. I highly recommend this product.”
ZonLi Weighted Blanket

ZonLi Weighted Blanket (15lbs)

Here’s another one of the Internet's favorite weighted blankets from Amazon, with more than 29,000 reviews on the platform. This flat, frills-free option is perfect for layering with a lightweight bedspread. It's also designed with eight loops, so you can use it as a duvet insert. Either way, popping this weighted blanket into the mix will instantly transition your bedding into a warmer, weightier setup that will keep you insulated when the weather turns crisp. The blanket's breathable fabric is shrink- and fade-resistant, so you’ll be able to use it season after season.

If you prefer the best cooling weighted blanket, Zonli has you covered there, too. They offer a bamboo version of the same blanket that’s designed with body temperature regulation in mind. Cooling sleep products (from pillows to mattresses) can make all difference for hot sleepers and provide them sweet, sweat-free sleep year-round. If you’re a hot sleeper yourself, go for the bamboo!

  • Materials: 100% cotton or bamboo
  • Weights available: 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 22, 26, and 30 pounds
  • Customer review: “I really like this weighted blanket, and the price was very reasonable. For reference, I am 114 pounds and ordered a 12-lb blanket per the 10% body weight recommendations. At first I thought it was too light, but after the first night I now think the weight is perfect. Really nice quality, the bamboo is soft and breathable and I do not overheat even in warm weather. The sea grass is a really nice color too. No problem with glass beads leaking and seams are well sewn.”
Brooklinen Weighted Throw Blanket

Brooklinen Weighted Throw Blanket

You already swath your bed in Brooklinen sheets, so why not go for a weighted blanket from the brand, too? Though it only comes in one weight (12lbs), it's a great middle-of-the-road choice for lounging and sleeping without feeling smothered. Each quilted chamber is filled with glass beads and batting to keep it equally weighted (and not too noisy). We love the festive Fig hue, but there are everyday neutral colors to choose from, too.

  • Materials: Cotton and glass beads
  • Weights available: 12lbs
  • Customer review: "I adore my weighted throw blanket! Having never owned a weight blanket before, I wasn't sure if it might be too heavy for me, but it's just the right amount of weight where it's comfortable but not oppressive at all. The textured cotton and quilted interior both look and feel great, unlike some cheaper alternatives."
Weighted Hummingbird Blanket

Linen Weighted Blanket by Linen Hygge (10lbs)

Notably, this beautiful blanket combines two of our favorite things, linen bedding and weighted blankets—and each order supports an Etsy artisan.

  • Materials: linen
  • Weights available: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20 pounds
  • Customer review: “I’m obsessed with my gorgeous weighted blanket. It helps my anxiety so much and I’m able to get a much better quality of sleep. It held up well in the wash, too. Absolute quality!”
Baloo Weighted Blanket

Baloo Weighted Blanket (12lbs)

The Baloo weighted blanket offers a cocoon of breathable, cotton serenity. Baloo also sells a linen duvet cover in several shades if you want to switch up the look and add a layer of additional protection to the blanket.

  • Materials: 100% cotton and glass beads
  • Weights available: 12, 15, 20, and 25 pounds
  • Customer review: “I love this blanket. My nervous system immediately feels calmed when I lie under it. It took a few days to get used to sleeping under it, but now I’m sleeping so soundly. Highly recommend!”