Weighted blankets can be a lifesaver if you struggle to fall or stay asleep because the pressure they provide can help put your autonomic nervous system into rest mode and provide comfort in the form of a blanket-shaped full-body hug. But a full-body hug in 90-degree summer weather may not actually be that comfortable. This Baloo weighted blanket can give you the feeling of a soothing embrace minus the extra body heat. It’s one of our favorite weighted blankets, even though it’s not specifically labeled as a “cooling” blanket, because its ultrabreathable cotton material naturally promotes air circulation so you can soak in the relaxing benefits of the extra weight without breaking out into a sweat. And when former Strategist senior writer Karen Iorio Adelson tested the Baloo alongside weighted blankets from other brands, she reported that “I felt cooler sleeping under the Baloo than most of the other blankets.” The blanket’s glass microbead filling is locked in place between the quilted stitching for well-distributed weight that doesn’t shift while you sleep, and you can toss it in the washer and dryer for convenient cleaning. Though the 15- and 20-pound full- and queen-size blankets typically cost $199, you can currently get Open Box blankets in both sizes for just $89 — more than a 50 percent discount.
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