Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors. Whether we're getting up to speed at work, bracing ourselves for the holiday frenzy, or adjusting to sunlight's dwindling hours, fall isn't all pumpkin spice and frolicking in the apple orchards. A change in seasons can call for a return, revisit, or refresh of the self-care practices and products that work best for soothing ourselves. And with colder weather impending, we've got weighted blankets top of mind to get the comforting job done. Weighted blankets are designed for everything from simulating a hug to reducing stress and improving sleep — but, as an anxiety-management solution, they aren't for everyone. At most, the heavy good can serve as a mechanism that provides feelings of support and calm by replicating deep pressure touch; At least, it can be used as an extra snuggly couch coverup or bed throw. Ahead, we've rounded up the top-reviewed weighted blankets on the market according to customers who are soothed by them IRL — from handwoven velvety knits to glass bead-filled quilted styles and more. If you are experiencing anxiety and are in need of crisis support, please call the Crisis Call Center’s 24-hour hotline at 1-775-784-8090. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
Organic cooling cotton and a premium glass-bead filling come together in this weighted style that currently ranks as a #1 Best Seller on Amazon — designed in the U.S., this breathable blanket can be ordered in five all the way up to to 25 lbs of weight.
4.6 out of 5 stars and 2,225 reviews on
Amazon What they're saying:
"After reading other reviews on weighted blankets, I decided to go with Luna. (I have bought two now, one as a gift.) I love that the material is organic cotton, and the beads are not made of plastic. The material is cotton so it is light but strong. I have used this blanket for 3 or so months now. Having battled insomnia, restless legs, joint pain, and muscle pain, I had read that a weighted blanket could help. Honestly, I hardly have sleepless nights now. The blanket isn't too heavy but just heavy enough. Now, usually within a half-hour of winding down, I am asleep! The blanket is sturdy and holding up well. Totally worth the money." – Sunshine, Amazon reviewer
Weighted Blanket, 15 lbs, 60x80, $, available at
Amazon More Bearaby Velvet Napper
This beautiful napper is handwoven in a chunky, layered weave of silky velvet and comes with customizable weights of 15, 20, or 25 lbs.
5 out of 5 stars and 142 reviews on
Bearaby What they're saying:
"Perfect for cooler sleeping! I really like weighted blankets but get very easily hot under them. This knitted style has worked perfectly at night, with a flat sheet under it. I am sleeping much more soundly now, compared to a light blanket." – Melissa B, Bearaby reviewer
Velvet Napper, $, available at
Bearaby More YnM Weighted Blanket
A #1 Best Seller on Amazon, YnM's weighted blanket is crafted from a 100%-cotton cover that's filled with hypoallergenic and non-toxic glass beads. The available weights range from the lightest at five lbs. all the way up to the heaviest at 25 lbs.
4.4 out of 5 stars and 4,268 reviews on
Amazon What they're saying:
"Best blanket I've ever owned! I’d read the great reviews for this and was hopeful it would help increase sleep time and comfort, and wow! Before I received this weighted blanket, according to my Fitbit, I was averaging about 4.5 hours of sleep per night due to pain. My first night with this blanket and I slept over 7 hours!! Same for my second night. This is so comfortable and comforting. I’m recommending this to everyone I know!" – Jamie Eubanks, Amazon reviewer
Weighted Blanket, 20 lbs, 48''x72'', $, available at
Crafted from a 100%-cotton cover with a glass-bead filling cushioned on either side by layered padding, this premium-grade blanket offers 20 lbs. of weighted comfort.
5 out of 5 stars and 24 reviews on
Walmart What they're saying:
"This blanket is fantastic! For someone who struggles with anxiety, this blanket is like a giant hug that instantly calms my body. It's also nice that it is big enough to cover my entire body. The quality of the blanket is great as well and I love that it is machine washable!" – Alvin, Walmart reviewer
Weighted Blanket, 60"x80", 20 lbs, $, available at
Walmart More Layla Sleep Weighted Blanket
Layla's weighted blanket combines a 300 thread-count 100%-cotton cover, soft fleecy top layer, and padded glass-bead filling with all-encompassing sizing options that run from twin to queen and king.
4.7 out of 5 stars and 212 reviews on
Layla Sleep What they're saying:
"A weight off my mind!🤓 I love, love, love my new weighted blanket! The first night I slipped under it, I felt the day’s problems lift from my mind. I immediately felt relaxed and secure. I’ve been sleeping very soundly and wake up feeling relaxed. I love it so much, I bought a twin size to keep on the couch so I can use it when I watch TV or read. This is a great invention and this particular blanket is very well made. The soft side is SO soft. I’m very happy with it." – Bonnie S, Layla Sleep reviewer
212 review(s), Layla Sleep
Weighted Blanket, $, available at
Layla Sleep More Alcott Hill Weighted Cotton Throw
Available in six weights ranging from five to 25 lbs., this top-rated cotton blanket is filled with glass beads that are sewn into individual pockets padded with a soft microfiber fill.
4.7 out of 5 stars and 266 reviews on
Wayfair What they're saying:
"I don't know why I waited so long to get a weighted blanket. I love this! It has definitely helped with my sleep. I am a believer in using these to get a better night's rest. Good Quality and easy to care for." – Megan, Wayfair reviewer
Zackery Weighted Cotton Throw, $, available at
Wayfair More Baloo Weighted Blanket
This eco-friendly, soft-cotton style is double quilted and filled with lead-free glass beads. — the Amazon's Choice buy is available in 12 to 15 and 20 lb. weights.
4.6 out of 5 stars and 133 reviews on
Amazon What they're saying:
"This is an outstanding quality weighted blanket. I did TONS of research before settling on this one. I found out who the owner of the company is and was impressed with her
company mission and production process
. Initially, I only wanted a blanket but got to support an amazing company as well. Win-win. FYI: There are multiple features that make this blanket superior. The blanket can be washed! The glass filling is evenly distributed and silent. The weight doesn’t shift at all. The material is the same as organic. The material breathes and I don’t get hot." – KC Garneau, Amazon reviewer
Weighted Blanket, 15 lbs, 60x80 inches, $, available at
Amazon More Tranquility Weighted Throw Blanket
This under-$50, glass bead-filled style boasts a box-quilt design and 12 lbs. of comforting DTP (Deep Touch Pressure) meant to simulate 8% to 12% body weight.
4.5 out of 5 stars and 1,166 reviews on
Target What they're saying:
"I can't believe I waited so long to buy this! Wonderfully affordable alternative to other (very expensive) weighted blankets out there. I've been them all for a while, but I was worried about them being too heavy (I'm ~155 - 160) or too hot (I live in a HOT humid city on the Gulf Coast). Not the case! The 15lb blanket is a perfect soothing, but not restricting weight. According to my sleep tracker app, I've been falling asleep much faster! And despite the August heat, I've been comfortable under the blanket all night." – Sarah T, Target reviewer
12lbs Weighted Throw Blanket, $, available at
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