Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve covered lots of bedding before — including expert-recommended weighted blankets for kids and adults, and the best duvet covers and sheets — here we’ve rounded up the best weighted blankets for getting a better night’s sleep, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Note: It’s recommended to choose a weighted blanket that’s around seven to 12 percent of your body weight. For example, a 120-pound woman could use any blanket between 8 and 14 pounds. Unless otherwise noted, we’ve listed the price for the 15-pound version of each blanket below.
Best-rated weighted blanket
Earning more than 6,700 five-star reviews, this weighted blanket is a favorite among Amazon reviewers. It’s not unusual for customers to report they’ve “been sleeping 8–9 hours a night, falling asleep faster, tossing and turning less, and feeling better in the morning” thanks to the Quility blanket. As one reviewer writes, “I slept like a baby for the first time in years.” Another adds, “As soon as I got under this blanket, I could feel stress and anxiety leaving me.” A reviewer with insomnia and fibromyalgia says, “Using this blanket every night has been really instrumental in my getting more restful and deeper sleep,” and another writes that sleeping with it feels like “a full-body hug that makes you feel that all is right with the world.”
As for comfort, lots of reviewers seem to agree with the review that calls the cover “incredibly soft, and the textured side is a really nice touch.” Plus, “the blanket makes little to no noise in the night,” which can happen in a less well-constructed blanket if the weighted beads shift around. One reviewer says, “The quality of this blanket is superb, the stitching is strong, and the weighted portion of the blanket stays evenly distributed.” If you’re not sure about the price tag, this reviewer thinks it’s worth it because “some of the other blankets don’t come with a cover, so [they] wind up being more expensive” if you choose to buy a cover as well.
Best-rated (less expensive) weighted blanket
While it doesn’t come with a cover like our top-rated pick, this more affordable blanket is still effective at helping reviewers drift off to sleep. “I used to suffer from severe insomnia, lying awake nearly all night until 4 a.m. or later,” writes one owner. “Since I’ve had this blanket I’ve not had a problem for even a single night. The pressure keeps my body still when I’m restless and soothes any sort of anxiety I feel when I’m trying to go to bed.” Another writes, “I can’t remember having a longer series of restful nights of sleep than I have had since my purchase.” Others love how “it feels like you have an extra five blankets on the bed without being warmer in any way.” Finally, a reviewer who “accidentally slept 12 hours the first night” raves “THIS IS A GAME CHANGER.”
Best cooling weighted blanket
More than one reviewer call this blanket “heavenly,” and a very enthusiastic customer says “this blanket has elevated my sleep game. Never has a product so crucially changed my life.” Compared to some blankets that can get hot at night, this reviewer likes that “I can use it year round since it’s so light and thin.” Similarly, one says, “it breathes so nicely that I never get too hot under it, which I was concerned about,” and another reviewer who admits to sleeping hot says the ZonLi blanket is “good at regulating temperatures and has [kept] me from overheating on hot summer nights.”
Best all-cotton weighted blanket
Reviewers like that this weighted blanket is made from organic cotton that feels “light but strong,” and is “very soft and comfortable.” Despite its weight, cotton helps the blanket feel “cool to the touch,” which sweaty sleepers appreciate. Others love that the glass beads are “only noticeable if you feel around searching for them,” and that “the weight pockets were distributed evenly without any awkward lumps or empty spots.” A reviewer who has “battled insomnia, restless legs, joint pain, and muscle pain,” says, “I hardly have sleepless nights now.”
Best bamboo weighted blanket
One reviewer says the bamboo material of this blanket gives it “a cooler, luxurious, super-soft texture,” and others agree that it’s “silky and feels cool.” It also helped this reviewer get their “first full night’s sleep — with NO sleep medication — in 15 years,” and one reviewer says it feels so much like a hug that they’re “thinking about pairing this with a body pillow and staying single.” Many reviewers found the blanket “helped me fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer,” and one advises, “Seriously, if you suffer from anxiety at all, please buy this.”
Best weighted blanket for anxiety
Designed by a neurologist, this blanket helps users with “stress-induced sleep issues” and those who have “high anxiety, have trouble falling asleep, and staying asleep,” along with sufferers of PTSD and insomnia. Reviewers love how it “feels so good and makes you feel like you’re hugged or in a little nest.” A reviewer with PTSD says, “This is worth every penny and has really given me hope for a normal life,” and a shopper who bought one for their anxious kid reports, “My teenager loves it, says it makes them calmer and helps create an environment for a deeper sleep, helps them fall asleep faster, and therefore feel more rested — which is helping with anxiety.”
Best weighted blanket with two cover options
A reviewer who calls this blanket “delightful” loves how “it comes with two covers, one that’s lightweight and a fuzzy warm one.” Others also feel that the two covers make this blanket especially versatile: “As it is cooler, I am really enjoying the plush and very soft cover. When it heats up, it will be great to use the ‘cooling’ cover!” It’s effective in helping owners sleep, too, as this reviewer says, “I usually have a hard time falling asleep and this has helped to cut that time down dramatically.” Another raves, “I now not only fall asleep with none of the crawling sensation in my legs but I stay asleep. It’s amazing!”
Best striped weighted blanket
Compared to all the solid blankets out there, reviewers like that the stripes on this one “make the blanket all the more personal,” and that it “looks great as a standalone blanket without requiring a duvet cover.” Another reviewer calls it “very classy looking,” and this blanket owner says, “The blue and white fabric matches my bed linens and looks great when folded up during the day.” Besides looking stylish, reviewers say it’s an “instant fix” from “restless legs, insomnia, [and] anxiety,” and it gave at least one reviewer “the soundest and best sleep I have ever had in my life.”
Best patterned weighted blanket
“Sleeping in this thing is like being hugged by a tamed Bengal tiger,” says one reviewer of this geometric-patterned blanket with a “soft and cozy” fleecy cover. “Pulling it up creates what I imagine is a womb-like feeling that helps me relax and drift off,” writes a reviewer, and others echo the sentiment of this one who says, “I feel calmer than I ever have before under this blanket.” Lots more had a similar experience as this reviewer who writes, “I’ve been falling asleep almost immediately after getting into bed, staying asleep all night, and having a much deeper and more restful sleep. Like seriously deep sleep.”
Best extra-large weighted blanket
One of the few 30-pound blankets out there, this one is a “great size for a couple,” and is “big enough to fully cover a king-size bed and weighted evenly throughout.” One reviewer says, “This was the only king-sized, weighted blanket I could find.” Others were “pleasantly surprised by the quality of the material for such a decent price.” One happy customer writes, “I thought with my anxiety I might feel suffocated from this blanket, but it is the exact opposite. It gives me security and comfort,” and this reviewer adds, “The quality of sleep I’ve been having after purchasing this weighted blanket has been unreal!”
Best weighted blanket for kids
Kids can benefit from weighted blankets, too, as long as you choose one that’s a safe size and weight. Parents call this “extremely soft” blanket “a lifesaver” for kids with autism, ADHD, anxiety, or just occasional trouble sleeping. One writes, “My daughter has been using the blanket for two weeks and we cannot get over the difference it has made. She is sleeping through the night and the anxiety is down dramatically.” The parent of a 3-year-old writes, “He’s slept in his bed all night for the first time in many months this since getting his blanket. I do think it helps him feel cuddled,” and one reviewer says their autistic son “LOVES his blanket and when he starts to feel overwhelmed he lays underneath it and it immediately calms him down.”
Best (less expensive) weighted blanket for kids
This budget-friendly pick for children is “worth every penny” and “basically magic,” according to satisfied reviewers. One parent says that, thanks to the blanket, their son “has not fought bedtime and when the blanket is on him he calms right down and goes to sleep.” Another reviewer with a 4-year-old daughter with ADHD writes, “She has been falling asleep pretty quickly and also has not been having nightmares,” and loves that the blanket is “really soft and breathable.”
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