Here is another weighted blanket review and this time it’s the Layla – the best soft, machine washable weighted blanket.
Is anxiety keeping you awake at night?
A weighted blanket could be just the solution to a calmer night’s sleep and since you’re here, I’m guessing you’re on the hunt for the perfect weighted blanket.
Lucky for you I’m a writer who tests and reviews sleep products, so I’m gonna do all the work for you and all you have to do is read this review.
I’ll be going over the construction and feel of the Layla weighted blanket, as well as giving you my honest pros and cons and going over some of Layla’s policies.
Table of Contents
Let’s talk about what the Layla weighted blanket is made of.
After all, what materials a product is made of can tell us a lot about how it’s going to work.
Let’s kick things off with a look at the outer cover.
The outer cover of the Layla weighted blanket has two sides. One is this sort of soft, minky material that’s made from 100% polyester and it has a really soft feel.
The other side is made from 100% cotton with a 300 thread count, which gives this fabric a really smooth feel.
This blanket has a hexagonal pattern on it, which is not only super spot-on branding from Layla, because it’s the exact same hexagonal pattern used on their mattress cover, but it’s also functional.
Each of these hexagons contain some of the glass beads that give the Layla weighted blanket its weight.
Because each hexagon is a pocket that has some beads, it keeps the weight evenly distributed across the whole blanket.
Mixed in with those beads is polyester batting fill and that batting fill keeps the beads from rolling around too much or clinking together which could cause some noise.
While the Layla weighted blanket doesn’t have a removable cover, the entire blanket is machine washable, which is a huge pro as most other weighted blankets are not machine washable in their entirety.
Weights & Sizes
Additionally this weighted blanket is going to come in three different weights, which are 15 pounds, 20 pounds and 25 pounds.
Each of those weights are going to come in a different size.
- The 15 pound comes in a 40 inch by 72 inch.
- The 20 pound is going to be 60 inches by 80 inches.
- The 25 pound blanket is going to be 80 by 87 inches.
When you’re choosing a weighted blanket, you want to choose one that’s close to 10% of your own body weight.
If you’re going to be sharing the weighted blanket, you want to go for one that’s close to 10% of your combined body weights.
This ratio is what will allow you to experience deep pressure touch, which is a tactile sensation we get from things like hugging or cuddling that increases the production of hormones, like melatonin and serotonin that help us to calm down and reduces the production of hormones like cortisol, which cause stress.
Now that we’ve covered construction, it’s time to talk about how the Layla weighted blanket feels.
When I test out blankets, I like to do a super in-depth analysis. So I took it home and I tested it out for a few nights and here are my takeaways.
I really like the cover of this weighted blanket. I think the two sides have really distinct feels with one side being really smooth and the other one being velvety and soft.
I also thought the weight distribution was really even. The batting fill also helps to keep the beads from rolling around and causing any noise, which i really liked.
I also thought that this provided a really comforting amount of pressure while I was sleeping.
I do have to say I think this blanket gets a little bit toasty and if you’re usually more cold than hot, you’ll honestly probably really like it.
But if you’re looking for something that’ll keep you a little bit cooler, the Layla weighted blanket might not be the best for you.
It’s time for a classic pros and cons.
So let’s go over what I liked and what I didn’t like so much about the Layla weighted blanket.
First up pros.
My biggest pro for the Layla weighted blanket is honestly that the entire blanket is machine washable. This is such a rare feature for weighted blankets, so i really appreciated that.
I really like the dual sided cover of this weighted blanket. You kind of have two weighted blankets in one, depending on which side you decide to sleep under. I really like that as well.
Third and finally I also really like the use of the batting fill in the Layla weighted blanket as it prevents the beads from rolling around or causing any noise, which is just really nice.
We all have some flaws, so let’s go over the cons.
My first con for the Layla weighted blanket would be that it’s gonna overheat a little bit. I didn’t mind this because I tend to be cold at night. If you’re someone who overheats and you want something that’s gonna keep you cool, I don’t think the Layla awaited blanket is gonna be the best option for you.
Next if you weigh significantly under 150 pounds, the Layla might actually be too heavy for you as the smallest option is 15 pounds. I’d recommend something a little bit lighter.
Third and finally the Layla only comes in one color, so it’s just a little bit more limiting style wise.
Let’s go over some of Layla’s policies.
Layla ships for free within the contiguous United States. Customers in Hawaii and Alaska will have to pay an additional shipping fee and Layla will also ship to Canada for an additional shipping fee.
Next Layla also offers a 120 night sleep trial with this blanket, which means that you can test the blanket out at home for 120 nights. If you decide it’s not a good fit for you, you can return it for a full refund.
Finally Layla offers a five year warranty on this weighted blanket.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.