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Try These Cooling Weighted Blankets Help Ease Anxiety Without Trapping Heat

Prevention Logo By Sanah Faroke of Prevention | Slide 1 of 13: After the year we’ve all had, quality sleep and stress relief are very much needed, which is why weighted blankets have skyrocketed in popularity. The heft of one (typically between 15 and 25 pounds) help some people feel less anxious, but it’s not-so-great for hot sleepers.“One thing we learned as users started getting blankets is that adding weight, plus a micro-plush duvet cover for sleep, could make you a bit hotter than you normally are,” says Mark Wynohradnyk, Gravity’s brand director. Enter the next generation of sleep products: cooling weighted blankets. What is a cooling weighted blanket, exactly? For starters, much like the original weighted blanket, its cooler little sister has a layer of evenly distributed glass beads, typically totaling either 15, 20, or 25 pounds, which don’t retain heat the way plastic or polybeads do. What this weight does is create the feeling of being hugged, says Eddie Huai, co-founder of Luna. According to the National Sleep Foundation, this deep pressure stimulation may help reduce feelings of stress, improves sleep, and boosts your mood. On top of all this (literally), a cooling weighted blanket prioritizes moisture-wicking materials like bamboo and cotton to control temperature. “With a breathable, cooling fabric, you’re able to thermal regulate and maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature,” Huai says. The ideal temperature for high-quality sleep is between 60-67°F.What to look for in the best cooling weighted blanket: Cooling, breathable fabrics like bamboo, cotton, eucalyptus fiber, Tencel, and polyester.Glass beads, which don’t retain heat like plastic or polybeads. Wynohradnyk also notes that glass beads are more environmentally friendly.The ability to be cleaned after several uses. Ideally, you want a cooling weighted blanket that’s machine-washable or has a removable cover that can be washed.A weight and size personalized to you. Our experts say most people prefer a blanket that’s about 10% of their body weight. Are you ready to experience a constant hug that’ll calm you down right before bed? We know you are! Here are the best cooling weighted blankets you can find online right now.

After the year we’ve all had, quality sleep and stress relief are very much needed, which is why weighted blankets have skyrocketed in popularity. The heft of one (typically between 15 and 25 pounds) help some people feel less anxious, but it’s not-so-great for hot sleepers.

“One thing we learned as users started getting blankets is that adding weight, plus a micro-plush duvet cover for sleep, could make you a bit hotter than you normally are,” says Mark Wynohradnyk, Gravity’s brand director. Enter the next generation of sleep products: cooling weighted blankets.

What is a cooling weighted blanket, exactly? For starters, much like the original weighted blanket, its cooler little sister has a layer of evenly distributed glass beads, typically totaling either 15, 20, or 25 pounds, which don’t retain heat the way plastic or polybeads do. What this weight does is create the feeling of being hugged, says Eddie Huai, co-founder of Luna. According to the National Sleep Foundation, this deep pressure stimulation may help reduce feelings of stress, improves sleep, and boosts your mood.

On top of all this (literally), a cooling weighted blanket prioritizes moisture-wicking materials like bamboo and cotton to control temperature. “With a breathable, cooling fabric, you’re able to thermal regulate and maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature,” Huai says. The ideal temperature for high-quality sleep is between 60-67°F.

What to look for in the best cooling weighted blanket:

  • Cooling, breathable fabrics like bamboo, cotton, eucalyptus fiber, Tencel, and polyester.
  • Glass beads, which don’t retain heat like plastic or polybeads. Wynohradnyk also notes that glass beads are more environmentally friendly.
  • The ability to be cleaned after several uses. Ideally, you want a cooling weighted blanket that’s machine-washable or has a removable cover that can be washed.
  • A weight and size personalized to you. Our experts say most people prefer a blanket that’s about 10% of their body weight.

Are you ready to experience a constant hug that’ll calm you down right before bed? We know you are! Here are the best cooling weighted blankets you can find online right now.

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