Here I will be revealing my top five best weighted blankets for hot sleepers.
If you tend to to sleep hot, you may have heard about the benefits of weighted blankets before, but have shied away in investing in one out of fear of sleeping even warmer than usual.
But by choosing one of my top picks, even the hottest sleepers can still experience deep touch pressure, which I’ll talk about more at the end of this article.
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When it comes to picking a great blanket with top of the line cooling capabilities, the choice is clear. My pick for best weighted blanket for hot sleepers is the GhostBed.
This blanket is unique because it doesn’t come with an outer duvet cover. It’s just this thin standalone blanket, and it’s only offered in one size and weight option.
When on the body, this blanket feels cool to the touch and incredibly light, while still experiencing the overall pressure from head to toe.
The material is 100% Tencel lyocell, which is naturally hypoallergenic, breathable and stays cool over prolonged use.
It’s the perfect blanket for hot sleepers who don’t want to add heat to their sleeping environment but still want to get the added benefits of deep touch pressure.
Some other great features are the glass micro bead fill, which won’t retain body heat, and the duvet loops along the edge, which allow you to attach a cover of your own.
Plus, this blanket ships for free and comes with a three year warranty.
If you’re like me, you love a blanket with a dual sided cover that offers two different feels. For a mix of materials that still brings the weight, check out the Helix weighted blanket.
On one side of the cover you get an ultra soft cozy fleece and on the other, sheared microfibers that will allow for airflow and prevent body heat from being trapped within the blanket.
Even better, the cover is removable and machine washable for easy maintenance and upkeep.
The inner blanket is made of 100% cotton and is filled with glass micro beads to give the blanket its overall weight.
You can choose from three weight options, 10,15 and 20 pounds. All three options are the same size, which is the ideal size for individual use on your bed, on the couch or anywhere else.
As for policies, Helix offers free shipping, a 100 night risk free sleep trial, and a one year warranty.
If cotton is your go to material, I don’t blame you. It’s soft, it’s breathable, it’s easy to maintain, all great characteristics for a blanket.
So if this sounds like you, I think you’ll love the Casper Weighted Blanket.
The breathable organic cotton cover excels in circulating air away from your body, meaning you shouldn’t feel stuffy or hot underneath in the middle of the night.
At the same time, the quilted stitching across the cover keeps the weighted fill evenly distributed, so even if you toss and turn, the fill won’t bunch up.
Casper offers this blanket in three different weight options 10, 15 and 20 pounds and they all measure the same size, which is 50 X 70 inches, which is comparable to your average throw blanket, so it’s perfect for napping or individual use.
As for policies, this blanket ships for free within the contiguous United States and most of Canada’s territories. It also comes with a 30 night risk free sleep trial.
The Gravity weighted blanket is my top pick for the best luxury weighted blanket.
First, we can start by highlighting the removable cozy cover, which Gravity claims is their moisture wicking fabric made to circulate air so you can sleep cool, sweat free and undisturbed.
The feel of this blanket is so soft against the skin, it feels durable, luxurious and calming. The inner blanket features grid stitching for even weight distribution, so you don’t have to worry about bunching up,
Inside each pocket are fine glass beads that are hypoallergenic, sustainable and won’t trap body heat.
The Gravity Cooling blanket is offered in two sizes, Single and Queen/King. The single size comes in 15 and 20 pounds, and then the larger blanket comes in 35 pounds.
Lastly, Gravity offers a 30 night sleep trial and free shipping throughout the United States.
If you’ve ever had a knitted blanket before, you know how cozy they can be. Now add a little weighted to it and boom, you have the unique and luxurious Bearaby weighted blanket. My choice for best handmade weighted blanket.
It has a unique design. It’s hand knit, open weave construction. It is made of 95% organic cotton and 5% spandex, making it stretchy, breathable and malleable.
To go even further with the unique concept, the weight of this blanket comes from the actual cotton material itself and not from a filling like glass beads or plastic pellets.
Hot sleepers will love the fact that this design allows for great airflow and won’t trap body heat versus other blanket constructions, while still keeping you cozy and feeling enough weight to experience deep touch pressure.
Lastly, cleaning is a breeze. Simply put, the whole thing in the washing machine on delicate cycle with mild detergent and then dry it on low heat.
It’s time to answer some of the frequently asked questions about weighted blankets.
What is deep touch pressure therapy?
This is arguably the biggest benefit of weighted blankets. Deep touch pressure is when you apply firm yet gentle pressure to your entire body, which relaxes your nervous system.
This releases serotonin into your body and decreases our overall levels of cortisol, which is our stress hormone. This allows your body to relax, alleviate any feelings of stress and anxiety, and allows you to fall asleep quicker and stay asleep.
How do I pick the right way to blanket for my body?
I recommend calculating 10% of your body weighted. So for example, if you are 150 pounds, 10% of that would be 15. You would choose a 15 pound blanket option.
That being said, if you found the perfect weight blanket for you and 10% of your body weighted is let’s say 18 and there’s only a 20 pound option, you are fine to round up and get that 20 pound option.
But under that same example, if 10% of your body weight is 12 and the only option is 20 pounds, at that point it’s going to be too heavy for you.
So just be mindful when picking the right blanket and wait for you.
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.