Here I’m going to be talking about the Serenity Sleep weighted blanket from Resident.
Weighted blankets are great for calming and relieving anxiety and I’ve definitely had my fair share of moments where I was too anxious to fall asleep or relax.
So I’m super excited to have tested this one out.
In this review I’ll be going over the materials and feel of this blanket as well as go over some pros and cons based on my personal experience.
Also go over some of the brand’s buying policies and hopefully by the end of this article you’ll have a good idea of whether this blanket could be right for you.
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In order to truly understand the inner workings of this weighted blanket, we have to look at what it’s made of.
The Serenity Sleep weighted blanket has two layers – an outer cover and an inner blanket that’s filled with glass beads.
This is a dual temperature blanket. Basically that means one side is warming and one side is cooling. And there’s a handy little tag that tells you which side is which.
On the warming side, the outer cover has super soft, crushed velvet feel and the inner blanket on the warming side is just made with polyester.
On the cooling side, the outer cover is much more smooth, has a t-shirt type of material and the inner blanket on the cooling side is actually made with phase change material, which absorbs and releases heat to maintain a cooler temperature.
The inner blanket is attached to the outer cover with ties that you can access by unzipping the outer cover.
The outer cover is also treated with an anti-microbial finish on both sides to prevent bacteria growth.
This blanket is going to be available in two sizes. In 48 by 72 and an 80 by 87. It’ll come in three different weights: 15 pounds, 20 pounds and 25 pounds.
When you’re choosing a weighted blanket you want to pick one that’s close to 10 of your own body weight, as that is what will let you experience what is referred to as deep pressure touch, which will release hormones in your body that promote calming and relaxation.
It comes in the navy blue, tan and gray colors.
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Now that we’ve gone over what this weighted blanket is made of, let’s talk about how it feels.
I’ll give you the lowdown based on my experience of taking it home and testing it out for a few nights.
First I’m sure you’re wondering if this dual temperature system is all it’s cracked up to be. So I’ll start there.
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how well this worked.
I started by testing the warming side, which I would say was pretty warm, similar to other weighted blankets I’ve tested.
But then I switched to the cooling side and I have to say I was honestly a little shook at how cooling the cool side was. You can tell that phase change material really works.
I will say that the longer I kept it on the cool side it definitely did warm up a little bit. but honestly it was still cooler than the warm side the whole time.
Regarding the overall feel I thought this blanket had a really even distribution of weight thanks to those glass beads. They are partitioned in a grid across the blanket so each square contains some glass beads. This prevents the beads from all pooling on one side of the blanket.
I definitely thought this put a comfortable amount of pressure on me and overall I thought it was really cozy.
I snuggled up under this blanket after work to watch some TV and I felt really relaxed, which is the whole point of this blanket.
I also really like the soft velvety feel on the warm side of the cover.
One thing to note is that it’s not generally advised for young children to use weighted blankets as they may be too heavy and there is a risk of suffocation.
There are some blankets on the market that are designed for older kids to use but definitely avoid them for babies and toddlers.
There are also some medical conditions like joint pain that could be worsened by using a weighted blanket, so definitely consult your doctor if you’re unsure if a weighted blanket is right for you or your child.
All right it’s time for pros and cons.
Let’s go over what I liked and what I didn’t like so much about this blanket.
First my biggest pro for this blanket would definitely be the dual temperature design.
I am personally someone who often fluctuates between being way too hot and way too cold, so I really like the design of this blanket.
And I was honestly really impressed with the phase change material.
Next I think the even weight distribution on this blanket is a big plus. The glass beads are evenly spread out thanks to that gridded stitching so they don’t all pool on one side.
And finally the fact that the outer cover on this blanket is machine washable is another big plus for me, since the inner blanket is spot clean only.
Now for the cons.
My first con for this blanket would be that it’s not really a great option for people who weigh a lot more than 250 pounds or a lot less than 150 pounds as there won’t be a blanket option that’s close to 10 of your body weight.
And for my second con I would say that if you’re looking for a really specific size, your options are gonna be a little bit more limited here as there are only two size options for this blanket.
Let’s go over some of Resident’s policies.
First Resident does offer free shipping within the US except to Hawaii and Alaska where you will have to pay an additional shipping fee.
Next Resident also offers free returns and you can initiate a return within 30 days of delivery, if you’ve already opened the blanket.
If the blanket is unopened, you can return it within 300 days of delivery.
And finally resident also offers a 5-year manufacturer’s limited warranty on this blanket.
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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.