The Best Cooling Weighted Blankets for Hot Sleepers
Enjoy the benefits of a weighted blanket without fear of sweating the bed.
Unclear why, but I find myself waking up in the middle of the night nearly hyperventilating because I’m so inexplicably hot. This was never something that I dealt with before, but here I am. What's more, I’ve also discovered that it’s begun to take me longer to fall asleep at night. So when someone recommended a weighted blanket as the solution to all of my problems, it seemed like a good idea—but I was still skeptical. Even if this magical weighted blanket could help me fall asleep, I was convinced I'd wake up in the middle of the night on the cusp of a heat stroke.
However, I was so desperate to find something that could ease me to sleep and keep me cool at night that I did what anyone else does with a conundrum: went on a deep dive through the internet. Apparently, weighted blankets prove useful for both physiological and behavioral sleep issues, helping to lessen anxiety and offer a calmer night's sleep, according to research. In general, I’ve found that one of the most stressful parts of my day is when I lay down at night since I recount what I didn't finish and start to feel overwhelmed by the tasks I need to complete throughout the next day and week. Luckily, weighted blankets aim to quiet your anxieties by using pressure (like a hug), which is said to calm your parasympathetic nervous system and lower your heart rate. (Related: The Best Weighted Blankets for People Who Are Always Cold)
While a heavy blanket might sound claustrophobic and stiflingly hot, there are actually weighted blankets that work to provide both pressure and coolness, thanks to breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics. Below, the best cooling weighted blankets that will keep you comfortable all night long.
YnM Cooling Weighted Blanket
With more than 1,000 reviews, the YnM weighted blanket is made of soft bamboo fabric, which is moisture-wicking and super cool to the touch. Plus, the blanket contains evenly distributed glass beads (so you never get a lumpy section) and is available in a ton of comforting weights from 7 pounds to 30 pounds.
Degrees of Comfort Weighted Blanket
Instead of glass or plastic beads, the Degrees of Comfort blanket uses nano-ceramic beads, which are supposed to stay more evenly distributed and be much more breathable. The blanket comes with two duvet covers—one made of cozy fleece for chilly nights and the other made with CoolMax microfibers, which help ventilate heat away from your body. And the 1,500 glowing five-star reviews really speak for themselves.
Wonap Cooling Weighted Blanket
This blanket is made of a natural bamboo fabric that makes it feel extra silky. It’s also designed to be used all year—even in the dead of summer—due to the fact that the fabric is both soft and breathable. The fabric works to pull heat away from your body so that you can snuggle up under it without becoming a sweat machine, while the glass beads act as a cooling agent. On the fence? The near-perfect rating on Amazon proves it's an excellent choice.
BlanQuil Chill Cooling Weighted Blanket
The BlanQuil blanket is made of ultra-soft microfiber that wicks moisture to keep you dry and cool whether you're using it as a couch blanket for Netflix or sleeping with it at night. The beads are spread evenly throughout so you feel secure and the blanket features an active cooling agent that you will feel for the first 15-20 minutes of use, which is supposed to give you enough time to drift off to sleep. (Related: This Blanket Makes Me Look Forward to Coming Home Every Night)
Luna Weighted Blanket
One of the most popular options on Amazon with a 4.7 rating and more than 2,000 five-star reviews, the Luna Weighted Blanket is made of 100 percent cotton—and what's more breathable than cotton? This plush blanket offers cloud-like comfort and security, thanks to a cushy fill and glass beads, all of which work to filter air and keep you cool. The brand recommends that you order a blanket around 10-12 percent of your body weight for the most relaxing sleep experience.
Dozeology Cooling Weighted Blanket
Use the eight corner ribbons on this blanket to tie the blanket and cover together to keep it from bunching, clumping, or shifting, It’s filled with glass beads and secured with a sewing technology that guarantees that the beads won’t spill out. And, because it's made of 100 percent cotton, it'll keep you cool in summer and cozy in the winter.
Aricove Cooling Weighted Blanket
This blanket is made up of hypoallergenic bamboo and consists of seven layers of fabric that work to secure the weight into place. A braided weave of bamboo viscose ensures the blanket can regulate airflow, allowing moisture and heat to escape to alleviate hot flashes. Also great? It comes with a bag, making it easy to travel. (Related: 3 Ways to Take a Nap and Not Wake Up Groggy)
ZonLi Cooling Weighted Blanket
Made of smooth, natural bamboo viscose, this blanket has an updated design with small squares to help distribute the glass beads inside more evenly. If it's your first time investing in a weighted blanket, Amazon customers suggest selecting a weight that's seven to 10 percent of your body weight, and first-timers should opt for a lighter one.
Luxome 100% Bamboo Cooling Weighted Blanket
While it might be a splurge, Luxome actually uses lyocell instead of viscose bamboo, the brand, which the brand claims is much more environmentally friendly and non-toxic. This weighted blanket not only has removable covers—making it easier to adjust your own body temperature—but it's also double-sided, with a cool side and a cozy side, depending on if you run cold or hot. (Related: All the Products You Need for Better Sleep, According to a Sleep Snob)
Alpha Home Weighted Blanket
The Alpha Home weighted blanket comes with a soft mink-like duvet cover that can be removed, making it a breeze to wash. The blanket is soft and cool yet durable, thanks to the fact that it's made of cotton, and features three layers of padding made of tear-resistant fibers.